Songs for Polarbears

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Songs for Polarbears
Studio album by Snow Patrol
Released August 31 1998 (UK)
September 23 1999 (U.S.)
Recorded 1997 at Chamber Studios, Edinburgh
Genre Indie rock
Length 49:49 (UK)
65:16 (U.S.)
77:22 (2006 re-release)
Label Jeepster Records (UK)
Never Records (U.S.)
Producer Jamie Watson
Snow Patrol chronology
Starfighter Pilot
(1997)
Songs for Polarbears
(1998)
When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
(2001)
Singles from Songs For Polar Bears
  1. "Little Hide"
    Released: 1998
  2. "One Hundred Things You Should Have Done In Bed"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Velocity Girl/Absolute Gravitiy"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Starfighter Pilot"
    Released: 1999

Songs for Polarbears is the debut album by the alternative rock group Snow Patrol. It was released on August 31 1998. Gary Lightbody wrote all of the lyrics, and helped Mark McClelland and Jonny Quinn write the music. The name of the album is a reference to how Snow Patrol was once called 'Polar Bear', but changed their name.

Songs for Polarbears was re-released in 2006.

Track listing[change | change source]

Original release[change | change source]

  1. "Downhill From Here" – 3:23
  2. "Starfighter Pilot" – 3:19
  3. "The Last Shot Ringing in My Ears" – 4:26
  4. "Absolute Gravity" – 2:45
  5. "Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool" – 3:27
  6. "Mahogany" – 2:46
  7. "NYC" – 4:27
  8. "Little Hide" – 2:41
  9. "Make Up" – 2:12
  10. "Velocity Girl" – 4:37
  11. "Days Without Paracetamol" – 3:32
  12. "Fifteen Minutes Old" – 3:08
  13. "Favourite Friend" – 2:46
  14. "One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed" (UK release) – 6:14
  15. "Marketplace" (hidden track on UK version, bonus track on U.S. version)
  16. "I Could Stay Away Forever" (bonus track on U.S. version)
  17. "Sticky Teenage Twin" (bonus track on U.S. version)
  18. "Holy Cow" (bonus track on U.S. version)
  19. "When You're Right, You're Right (Darth Vader Bringing in His Washing Mix)" (bonus track on U.S. version)

2006 re-release[change | change source]

  1. "Downhill From Here" – 3:23
  2. "Starfighter Pilot" – 3:19
  3. "The Last Shot Ringing In My Ears" – 4:26
  4. "Absolute Gravity" – 2:45
  5. "Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool" – 3:27
  6. "Mahogany" – 2:46
  7. "NYC" – 4:27
  8. "Little Hide" – 2:41
  9. "Make Up" – 2:12
  10. "Velocity Girl" – 4:37
  11. "Days Without Paracetamol" – 3:32
  12. "Fifteen Minutes Old" – 3:08
  13. "Favourite Friend" – 2:46
  14. "One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed/ Marketplace" – 6:14
  15. "Sticky Teenage Twin" – 2:08
  16. "Limited Edition" – 2:33
  17. "Jj" – 1:47
  18. "My Last Girlfriend" – 2:59
  19. "T.M.T." – 2:51
  20. "I Could Stay Away Forever" – 4:28
  21. "When You're Right, You're Right (Darth Vader Bringing In His Washing Mix)" – 3:31
  22. "Raze The City" – 4:20
  23. "Riot Please" – 2:52