Eyes Open

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Eyes Open is the fourth full-length album by the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released May 1, 2006 internationally, and May 9, 2006 in the United States. The "Special Edition" of the album has a bonus DVD with music videos of "You're All I Have". Eyes Open was the best-selling album in the UK in 2006, and sold more than one and a half million copies.

History[change | edit source]

The album reached #1 in its 11th week on the New Zealand chart and reached 2x Platinum there for shipping over 30,000 units.[1] In the UK, the album became 5x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. It has also reached #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart, and became 3x Platinum on January 8, 2007 (210,000+ units shipped). On November 26, 2006, it became the best-selling album of the year in the UK.

Track listing[change | edit source]

  1. "You're All I Have" – 4:33
  2. "Hands Open" – 3:17
  3. "Chasing Cars" – 4:27
  4. "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
  5. "It's Beginning to Get to Me" – 4:35
  6. "You Could Be Happy" – 3:02
  7. "Make This Go on Forever" – 5:47
  8. "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" (featuring Martha Wainwright) – 3:23
  9. "Headlights on Dark Roads" – 3:30
  10. "Open Your Eyes" – 5:41
  11. "The Finish Line" – 3:28

The untitled track is a recording of background noise and one of Jacknife Lee's young children talking.

  • Lyrics by Gary Lightbody, music by Lightbody/Connoly/Simpson/Quinn/Wilson, published by Big Life Music Ltd.
  • Produced by Jacknife Lee for Big Life Management.

Peak positions and certifications[change | edit source]

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Sales Certification
Australian Albums Chart ARIA 1 280,000 4x Platinum
Austria Albums Chart IFPI Austria 3 15,000 Gold
Belgium Albums Chart IFPI 9
Canada Albums Chart CRIA ? 100,000 Platinum
Dutch Albums Chart MegaCharts BV/NVPI 6
Europe IFPI 2 2,000,000 2x Platinum
France Albums Chart IFPI 67
Germany Albums Chart Media Control 1 100,000 Gold
Ireland Albums Chart IRMA 1 105,000 7x Platinum
New Zealand Albums Chart RIANZ 1 45,000 3x Platinum
Spanish Albums Chart Promusicae 47
Swedish Albums Chart GLF 16
Swiss Albums Chart Media Control Europe 15 15,000 Gold
UK Albums Chart BPI/The Official UK Charts 1 2,001,000 6x Platinum
U.S. Billboard 200 Billboard 27 1,027,000 Platinum
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums 27
United World Chart Media Traffic 6 4,047,000 2x Platinum
United World Chart +7.5% Media Traffic doesn't cover 6 4,750,000 2x Platinum
Preceded by
The Winner's Journey by Damien Leith
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
January 22 - February 19, 2007
Succeeded by
Extreme Behavior by Hinder