The 1951 Rolling Review Show … (Midweek Melody) # 96
Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.
“Chasing Cars” is a song by British alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released as the second single from their fourth studio album, Eyes Open (2006). It was recorded in 2005 and released on 6 June 2006 in the United States and 24 July 2006 in the United Kingdom. The song gained significant popularity in the US after being featured in the second season finale of the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
“Chasing Cars” became notable as one of the songs that revealed the impact of legal downloads on single sales in the UK, selling consistently for years after its release. The song is Snow Patrol’s biggest-selling single to date, ending 2006 as that year’s 14th best-selling single in the UK and that year had the distinction of being the last song performed live on the BBC’s Top of the Pops. Also, on the strength of downloads, it was the UK’s 34th best-selling single of 2007. The song peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.