“When We Stand Together” is the lead single by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.
“When We Stand Together”, along with “Bottoms Up” were made free for listening on the band’s official website on September 22, 2011. Both songs were released as singles on September 26 and available for download on September 27. The music video was released on November 3, 2011.
“When We Stand Together” was used for the theme song of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops. The band also performed this song at the event.
Boxer Lucian Bute came out to the ring with this song before his World Title fight with Carl Froch on May 26, 2012.
“What Are You Waiting For?” is a song by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their eighth studio album, No Fixed Address, and released as the second overall single and lead pop single off the album. The song was released on September 5, 2014 to Australia and other various countries, before being shipped worldwide on September 9, 2014. The song impacted US Hot AC radio on September 22, 2014 and US CHR radio on October 21, 2014.
“Trying Not to Love You” is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in August 2012 as the fifth and final single from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.
The music video for “Trying Not to Love You” was released in August 17, 2012. The music video features Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Brooke Burns (Baywatch). In the background at the beginning of the video, the Nickelback song “Photograph” can be heard.
“Too Bad” is a single by the Canadian rock band Nickelback, the second one from their 2001 album, Silver Side Up. The single was released in late 2001. It peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
The lyrics were written by the band’s singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger and deals with the issues he felt growing up without his father, who abandoned him at age two.
A music video was made for the song showing the band playing in the “Woodley Sawmill”. A picture of the father and his son standing next to a truck is shown. The father leaves his family and his son seems to be the most impacted. After years pass, he and his mother get into a fight ending with him leaving. He speeds down a dirt road where several flashbacks appear and distracted he crashes into a wooden post, breaking his leg. The music stops for a moment when his father receives a phone call telling him about the accident, then starts again. He is brought back to his house, where he sees his father sitting at the table, and the two walk out to the father’s truck. The song ends with the picture shown at the beginning of the video shown again.
“This Means War” is the third single from the Canadian rock band Nickelback’s seventh studio album, Here and Now. It was initially released as a promotional single in Germany on November 10, 2011, and was later released as a radio single in the United States on February 14, 2012. On February 16, 2012, a behind the scenes-video is posted on nickelbacktv on YouTube. A music video was shot for the single, it premiered on March 29, 2012. It was also used as the official theme song for WWE’s Elimination Chamber (2012).
“This Afternoon” is the eighth and final single from rock band Nickelback’s sixth studio album Dark Horse, released on March 23, 2010.
The music video for the song was released on May 4 and was directed by Nigel Dick.
In the video, a fraternity of college geeks throws a huge party to “prove to the world that the nerd brigade knows how to rock”. One member is tasked with getting lots of beer; another is assigned to find hot women to attend the party. Then another member arrives after having kidnapped Nickelback to play at the party; the fraternity leader however remarks “… Nickelback? You got me Nickelback?! … Alright, fine, they’ll do.” The party then proceeds as Nickelback are forced by 2 football players, after the leader says, “Boys, get ‘Em in there!” to play their song.
The video for “This Afternoon” was first shown on the Fuse website and can now be seen as their ‘Video Of The Day’ for 1 May 2010.
The song contains strong lyrical content suggestive of cannabis use and production, including an allusion to Bob Marley as well as Cheech and Chong.
During the week of June 4, 2010, the video debuted on CMT’s Top Twenty Countdown at number 18.
“Something in Your Mouth” is the second single and 1st promotional single released from Canadian rock band Nickelback’s sixth studio album Dark Horse. The song was released as a digital download to the U.S. iTunes Store on October 28, 2008. The song is much heavier than the first single “Gotta Be Somebody”, and more like the rest of the album. It was officially released as the second single to rock radio only on December 15, 2008, This song was also used in the seventh film in the American Pie series — American Pie Presents: The Book of Love.
“Someday” is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on August 5, 2003 as the lead single from their 2003 album The Long Road. It reached #1 in Canada for three weeks and #7 in the United States. It also charted in the Top 10 of the UK singles chart, where it peaked at #6.
The lyrics chronicle a lost promise; the singer talks about how a relationship failed and he wonders “how the hell’d we wind up like this”. He wishes that they could discuss their issues and that the relationship will come back someday but that someday never comes because it’s a lost promise.
“Side of a Bullet” is Nickelback’s seventh and final single from the album All The Right Reasons. The song was released only to U.S. rock stations.
The song is a tribute song to Dimebag Darrell who was shot on stage while performing in Columbus, Ohio. The lyrics for “Side of a Bullet” focus on the murder of Darrell and the aftermath thereof. The guitar solo is by Dimebag from the Far Beyond Driven era. Dimebag’s girlfriend Rita Haney and his brother Vinnie Paul sent Nickelback the track. At first Nickelback wanted to have Vinnie Paul playing on the track but he declined by stating that Nickelback’s drummer Daniel Adair performed just as well as he could.
It charted on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart, peaking at #7, giving Nickelback their fourth top-ten hit on the chart from All the Right Reasons.
“She Keeps Me Up” is a song recorded by the Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on February 17, 2015 in North America, as the fifth overall single from their 2014 album, No Fixed Address. In an interview with Mike Kroeger for The Vancouver Sun, while noting many assume the lyrics are merely sexual innuendo, he freely admits the song is actually about cocaine use. The additional vocalist on the song is Ali Tamposi.
The music video, directed by Nigel Dick, shows two young ladies entering a secret pub at night. When they enter, they see people dancing, a bar man juggling cups, the band wearing suits and sunglasses and a man dressed in funking clothing dancing on a disco floor. At the end the ladies leave the pub and are holding each other’s hands in the day. Porscha Coleman was doing the backing vocals in the video, instead of Tamposi.
“Shakin’ Hands” is a promotional single by Nickelback off their sixth studio album, Dark Horse, released on November 16, 2009, as the second U.S. rock radio-only single (seventh single overall).
The song charted at No. 49 on the Canadian Hot 100 before eventually being released as a single. It later re-entered at No. 92. The song charted at No. 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and No. 24 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.
The Long Road is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 23, 2003. The album was recorded at famed Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the band’s last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer.
The album was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011. It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in the year 2003, was only the album to have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was ranked #157 on Billboard’s 200 Albums of the Decade.
Country music singer Travis Tritt released a cover version of the track “Should’ve Listened” on his August 2007 album, The Storm.
The songs “Flat on the Floor” and “Believe It or Not” are featured in the video game FlatOut 2.
“Savin’ Me” is a song written by Canadian band Nickelback. It was released as the third major single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons (2005). The song reached number two on the Canadian Singles Chart, became another top ten hit for the band in New Zealand, peaking at number nine, and peaked at number nineteen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is one of the band’s few videos in which they are not shown performing. It was featured in the closing credits to the film The Condemned as well as in the commercials for the third season of Battlestar Galactica and the second season of Prison Break. It was also the title theme for the TV series Surgery Saved My Life.
“Rockstar” is the fifth U.S. single by the Canadian alternative rock band Nickelback from their fifth album, All the Right Reasons (2005). It was initially only released in the United States and Canada, and has since been re-released worldwide. The lyrics feature the pretentious, materialistic desires of a wannabe rockstar, who desires lots of money, cars and women. Spoken-word vocals between each verse are provided by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
“Rockstar” received overwhelmingly negative reviews from music critics and is considered one of the worst songs of all time, but went on to become Nickelback’s most commercial successful single ever, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom and being certified Platinum. It has also sold 4.5 million copies in the United States.
“Photograph” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in September 2005 as the first single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song made multiple US and UK top 10 charts, peaking at #1 in several of them.
The music video begins with Chad Kroeger, the video’s protagonist, walking along a lonely, sparsely populated street, holding up a photograph of himself and Nickelback’s producer, Joey Moi (who is referred to in the line “And what the hell is on Joey’s head?”). As the song progresses to the line “And this is where I grew up,” he walks to a rusty mailbox, addressed as number 29025. As he speaks of sneaking out, the camera does not show the house itself but does show a view from the inside looking out at him, possibly suggesting someone else lives there now. He continues walking and comes to an older building marked as “Hanna High School” on the front (it’s now the Community Services Building: 210 6 Avenue East, Hanna, Alberta, Canada) announcing, “And this is where I went to school.” He and his three other band members enter the gym with their gear and put on a seemingly impromptu concert alone. During the chorus, two band members go to an old junkyard and reminisce about a field where the rest of the band and their girlfriends are partying. Another experiences a similar event near an abandoned train yard, seeing his old girlfriend (most likely Kim, who was “the first girl I kissed”) run near the tracks and kiss his younger self. The Hanna Roundhouse is shown. The camera then switches to flashbacks of various people (“I miss that town, I miss the faces”) As the video ends, the flashback people get in their cars to go home as the band finishes the song.
The video was directed by Nigel Dick and was filmed in Hanna, Alberta, Canada, hometown to the majority of the band.
“Never Gonna Be Alone” is the sixth overall single from the Nickelback album Dark Horse. The song is a power ballad.
The song made its North American debut on Montreal hot adult contemporary radio station CJFM-FM (Mix 96, now Virgin Radio) in December 2008; however, it was not yet released as a single when the station played it. It is also getting rotation on CKRV-FM in Kamloops, British Columbia and many other Canadian radio stations.
The song is featured on the soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera: Caminho das Índias.
The song was used during the 2009 WWE Tribute to the Troops special highlighting John Cena’s six-year visit to Iraq.
The band performed the song live for the very first time, on the opening show of the Summer 2010 leg of the Dark Horse tour in Atlantic City on 3 April 2010.
“Never Again” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in July 2002 as the third single of their third album Silver Side Up. It became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it the band’s third straight number one on this chart. It was released in the Nickelback Pack 01 for Rock Band on June 29, 2010, along with several other songs spanning their career.
“Million Miles an Hour” is a song recorded by Canadian rock group Nickelback for their eighth studio album, No Fixed Address (2014). Written by band members Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake, the song was issued to American active rock radio November 25, 2014 as the album’s second rock single and third overall single. It was well received at radio, being the most-added song on the format in its release week and debuting at No. 36 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
“Lullaby” is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback It was released in February 2012 as the fourth single from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.
The music video for “Lullaby”, directed by Nigel Dick, was shot in a factory in California on January 28, 2012. It premiered on March 22 on VH1.
The video features a constructed narrative interspersed with shots of the band performing in a cavernous building. It also returns to the emotionally wrenching stories the band had previously used in music videos for songs such as “Too Bad”, “Someday”, “Never Gonna Be Alone” and “Far Away”. In the story a pregnant woman is rushed down a hospital corridor, ready to give birth. The baby is soon delivered, but the new mother dies moments later. Now left to raise his child alone, the father (played by Justin James Hughes) struggles to keep his life together. One day as he settles the child down, his phone slips from his pocket, and he finds a video of his wife that was shot while she was heavily pregnant. After showing it to the child, he feels confident enough to raise the child alone, and crumples up the adoption pamphlet he’d picked up before leaving the hospital.
A performance-only version of the video was also distributed amongst other channels, such as Kerrang! TV in the United Kingdom, that remove the narrative altogether.
“Leader of Men” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in March 2000 as lead single from the 2000 album, The State. It served to be Nickelback breakthrough hit single. The music video was the band playing in the recording room while outside a riot was taking place. The band’s first successful single, the song reached the US rock charts, peaking at number eight on Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 21 on Modern Rock Tracks. It remained in the top ten of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 weeks straight.
“If Today Was Your Last Day” is the third single from Nickelback’s sixth studio album Dark Horse. It was originally planned as the first single, to hit all U.S. radio formats September 30, 2008, but was scrapped as the first single in favour of “Gotta Be Somebody”. Instead it was released on March 31, 2009. It was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who produced the entire album. The song was released as a digital download in the U.S. on November 11. “If Today Was Your Last Day” was released in the UK on June 15. The song was performed live for the very first time on May 22 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
In the U.S., the song has sold over 1,500,000 downloads, as of February 2010. According to Roadrunner Records UK, the song is “dynamically swelling our bank accounts”. The song has also apparently been around with Nickelback for a while, but had never been finished. The song received gold certification in Australia.
The lead vocalist/guitarist Chad Kroeger has mentioned the song as his personal favorite from Dark Horse. He had described the middle part of the song as “very motivational, and very positive”.
The song was used for promotional videos in the Winter Olympics in 2010, and was used as the closing song during NHL Tonight’s 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs coverage.
“If Everyone Cared” is a song recorded by Canadian rock group Nickelback. It was released in November 2006 as the sixth single from the album All the Right Reasons. It was released in the UK on 27 November 2006 and the US on 28 November 2006. The song entered inside the Top 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 7 January 2007. The song was then released in most other parts of the world in the beginning of 2007. It debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late January 2007, and climbed to No. 17. All the Right Reasons was the first Nickelback album to feature more than three top 20 singles in the United States. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.
It was announced that 100% of all digital sales for the song will be donated to the charities of Amnesty International, and the International Children’s Awareness Canada.
It is used on Animal Planet’s TV series I’m Alive as the show’s theme.
“I’d Come for You” is the second European single (fourth in Canada) from Nickelback’s 2008 album Dark Horse. The song is a power ballad and was written by the band and Mutt Lange. It was released March 23, 2009. “If Today Was Your Last Day” served as the third single instead in North America (after “Gotta Be Somebody” and the rock radio-only single “Something in Your Mouth”).
“How You Remind Me” is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on August 21, 2001 as the lead single from their third studio album Silver Side Up (2001). A “Gold Mix” was made for latter editions of the single with the heavier guitars edited out of the chorus. Lead vocalist and guitarist Chad Kroeger wrote the song about his old girlfriend Jodi, with whom he had a dysfunctional relationship. He refers to this song as the song that put Nickelback on the map when played at their concert in Sturgis, South Dakota. It is often considered to be their signature song.
“How You Remind Me” was named the No. 1 most played song on U.S. radio of the 2000s decade by Nielsen Soundscan, being spun over 1.2 million times on U.S. airwaves since its release in 2001 to the end of 2009. The song was named 4th on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade and 75th in the UK decade-end chart. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. “How You Remind Me” was also rated the No. 1 rock song and No. 4 alternative song of the decade of the 2000s by Billboard. The song was featured in the music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
“Gotta Be Somebody” is the first official single released from Nickelback’s sixth studio album, Dark Horse. Originally, the lead single from the album was set to be “If Today Was Your Last Day” but was changed instead to “Gotta Be Somebody”. The song was digitally delivered to all formats on September 29, 2008. “Gotta Be Somebody” has been covered by American country music singer Bucky Covington in 2009, and English pop singer Shayne Ward in 2010. It was used in a video package for the 2008 WWE Tribute to the Troops show.
“Figured You Out” is a song recorded by Canadian rock group Nickelback. It was released in December 2003 as the second single from the group’s 2003 album, The Long Road. The song was ranked #1 on Huffington Post Canada’s list of “50 Worst Canadian Songs Ever”.
In 2011, Vancouver-based band Econoline Crush sued Nickelback for copyright infringement over the song, claiming Figured You Out “bears a substantial similarity” to their 1997 single, “All That You Are”.
“Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback, and written by their vocalist, Chad Kroeger. It was released in June 2004 as the third single from their 2003 album The Long Road.
The music video for “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” is the last known Nickelback music video in which former drummer Ryan Vikedal is seen playing the drums. He was later replaced by former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair.
The music video shows the band playing in what looks like a warehouse, where a light is shown floating around them, as well as what appear to be high school couples in various settings throughout the first half of the video. As the video continues, the couples are distracted by the light which has spread around them. The various groups follow the mysterious light to the warehouse that the band is playing in, and become captivated by both the light and the band for the duration of the video. The video ends with Nickelback disappearing with the mysterious light.
“Far Away” is a single by Canadian band Nickelback. Released in late 2005/early 2006 in the United States and February 13, 2006 in the United Kingdom. It was released as the fourth U.S. single of All the Right Reasons, but the second in Europe. “Far Away” peaked at #8 in the United States, making All the Right Reasons the only Nickelback album to date to have more than one top ten hit. The band’s lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger described this song on the Tour when in Australia as the “only real love song” that Nickelback has. He described many others as “being about love” but not solely about “being in love”.
The song was re-released in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2008 following the success of “Rockstar” and the re-release of “Photograph”. This release also reached number 40 in the UK singles chart, equalling its original chart peak, although this re-release was download-only.
“Edge of a Revolution” is a single by Canadian rock band Nickelback from their eighth studio album, No Fixed Address. It was released as the album’s lead single on August 18, 2014. It went for Active Rock adds on August 18, and was premiered on Clear Channel radio stations. It was released for sale on August 19, 2014. This was the first release under Nickelback’s new label, Republic Records.
It was the official theme song of WWE Survivor Series 2014.
“Burn It to the Ground” is the fourth U.S. single (fifth single in Canada after “I’d Come for You”) released from Canadian rock band Nickelback’s sixth studio album Dark Horse.
It is featured on the soundtrack for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and can be heard in the background during a party scene in the film. An instrumental version of the song was played when the Kansas City Royals’ starting line-up was introduced during home games in 2009. The song was also used by the 2009 Colorado Rockies, and 2010 Baltimore Orioles as the players took the field. The song is also featured in video game NHL 10, and was used as the theme song for WWE Raw from November 16, 2009, until August 6, 2012. UFC fighter Ben Rothwell and former WWE star Carlito have both used it at their entrance music. It was also featured in Jersey Shore’s second season.
“Breathe” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on November 20, 2000, as the third single from the album The State. It was the second multi-format rock hit from the album in the United States, peaking at number ten on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 21 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song is also featured on MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes 5 compilation album and is also featured in the 2002 fantasy film, Clockstoppers.
“Bottoms Up” is a single by Canadian rock band Nickelback as the second single from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.
A Billboard review of the song said that it was a “surprising return to […] bawdy arena rock,” but that it was also “amazingly monolithic” and “lack[ed] the slick melodies of the group’s past hits.”
The song was made free for listening on the band’s official website on September 22, 2011 and was released as an official single on September 26. It was made available for download on September 27. The official lyric video for “Bottoms Up” was released on YouTube on November 17.
“Animals” is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in November 2005 as the second single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song was played at the 2011 Tribute to the Troops. The image on the cover shows animals mating, similar to single covers for 2000’s “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang and “Everything’s Ruined” by Faith No More in 1992.