Chasing Cars (4:31)

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“Chasing Cars” is a popular ballad by Northern Irish alternative rock group Snow Patrol released in July 2006 as the third single from the band’s fourth record “Eyes Open”. It peaked at #6 in the UK, #5 in the US and #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock/Alternative Singles Chart. The song became popular in the US after being featured on the televison show “Grey’s Anatomy” and has remained extremely popular in the UK, remaining on the UK Top 75 for a non-consecutive 85 weeks and still running.

According to the Chasing Cars Songfacts, frontman Gary Lightbody wrote this in the garden of producer Garret “Jacknive” Lee’s cottage after a white wine binge. He has since said that it’s “the most pure and open love song I’ve ever written.”

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