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Nickelback- All the Right Reasons: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Nickelback- All the Right Reasons
United States- “All the Right Reasons” has been Nickelback’s most successful album. In the US, it has gone multi-platinum and one of the biggest seller the year it was released.  It has surpassed the sales of their breakthrough album “Silver Side Up’ during early 2000s. It released and charted with six official singles. Despite a lot of their songs from the album doing very well, let’s see what songs only hit the top 10 frame:
Photograph- #2
Far Away- #8
Rock Star- #6
Only three of six singles made it to the top 10. It seems “Photograph” which made to number 2 was the biggest hit, however, “Rock Star” was the biggest seller with 4x platinum by RIAA. “Far Away” was a hit too when it reached number 8. They hit the top 20 with “Savin’ Me” at number 19, and “If Everyone Cared” at number 17.

United Kingdom- “All the Right Reasons” was a hit in UK too. It sold hundreds of thousands copies and even received certification from BPI. It was their top seller next to their past album “Silver Side Up”. However, they only had one single to reach the top 10 from four which charted:
Rock Star- #2
Nickelback’s biggest single off “All the Right Reasons” was obviously “Rock Star” for a peak of number 2. “Photograph” peaked at number 18 while “Far Away” at number 40. “Savin’ Me” peaked at the lowest with number 77. Still, the album’s singles can be considered commercially successful.

The choices to share were “Photograph”, for peaking at number two in America, and “Rock Star” for reaching number 2 in UK and 6th in US.  The former only settled at number 18 in UK. But “Rock Star” was the biggest seller both in US and UK. In the Philippines , it is the second most successful next to “Far Away”.  Since I love the story of “Photograph”, I would be sharing that song:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Nickelback
Video from YouTube / Nickelback

Album’s Singles Review: “Dark Horse” by Nickelback

Dark Horse (album)
Nickelback had gone multi-platinum from their previous albums such as “Silver Side Up”, “The Long Road”, and “All the Right Reasons”. This time, their album “Dark Horse” went to number 2 in United States and has gone 3x platinum.

Gotta Be Somebody
“Gotta Be Somebody” was the first single from the album “Dark Horse”. I prefer the band’s version compared to the remake ones. It went to the bottom 10 in United States. But in United Kingdom, it reached number 7.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Something in Your Mouth
“Something in Your Mouth” was released for the promotion of the album “Dark Horse”. It is a hard rock song which charted at number 96 in United States.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

If Today Was Your Last Day
“If Today Was Your Last Day” was the third single from “Dark Horse”. It is an alternative song which has a positive message. It peaked at number 19 in United States.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Burn It to the Ground
“Burn It to the Ground” became the fourth single of “Dark Horse”. It is a heavy song which failed to chart in most countries.
Rate: 5.25 out of 10

I’d Come for You
“I’d Come for You” was the fifth single off “Dark Horse”. It is a rock and emotional ballad. It reached number 44 on Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Never Gonna Be Alone
“Never Gonna Be Alone” had became the sixth single for “Dark Horse”. Just like “I’d Come for You”, it is also a rock ballad track. The song charted in United States again and reached number 58.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Shakin’ Hands
“Shakin’ Hands” had been a promotional single too. It was a heavy rock song. It failed to chart at the Hot 100, but managed to reach the component rock charts.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10

This Afternoon
“This Afternoon” was being the last single off “Dark Horse”. It is a pop rock song which went to number 34 on Billboard Hot 100.

Rate: 6.0 out of 10 

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Roadrunner Records

Nickelback- The Long Road / Dark Horse: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Nickelback- The Long Road
United States- Nickelback released this album following “Silver Side Up”. The album “The Long Road” released three singles which charted, but see what only reached the top 10.
Someday- #7
Only one single made it to the top 10 with “Someday”. “Figured You Out” and “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” charted but only at number 65 and 48, respectively.

United Kingdom- Nickelback continue to break into the UK charts. Two singles charted from the album “The Long Road” and check it below:
Someday- #6
“Someday” was the most successful single from the album too in UK. The single “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” only peaked at number 39.

Since “Someday” was the most successful single in both US and UK, it is the only single that is worth sharing. I also love the song and the drama on the music video. However, I feel like it sounds like “How You Remind Me”, but it is still a good song.

Nickelback- Dark Horse
United States- Nickelback’s album “Dark Horse” did well too. Six singles reached the Hot 100 but what single made it to the top 10? Look below:
Gotta Be Somebody- #10
Despite the total of six charted singles, Nickelback only scored one top 10 single. The second biggest single from the album has been “If Today Was Your Last Day” reaching number 19.

United Kingdom- Nickelback failed to score a top 10 hit from “Dark Horse”. But they hit the top 20 with “Gotta Be Somebody”. The song “If Today Was Your Last Day” reached number 64, followed by “I’d Come for You” reaching 67.

“Gotta Be Somebody” reached number 10 in US,  and number 20 in UK. In Asia, it is the solely popular single especially here in the Philippines. No other singles peaked as high as those in both countries, so I would be sharing that song. It is a great song and you will surely like it.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Albums by: Nickelback
Video from YouTube / Nickelback / Roadrunner Records

Nickelback- Silver Side Up: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Nickelback- Silver Side Up
United States- Nickelback finally achieved their breakthrough in mainstream rock through “Silver Side Up”. The album went multi-platinum and released three singles off the record, Exactly, the album has gone 5x platinum as awarded by RIAA, which made it one of the top rock albums that year it was released. They also released singles in support for the album, but let’s see well they performed in music charts:
How You Remind Me- #1
Despite the success of the album and going to number 1 with “How You Remind Me”, the other two singles failed to chart higher. “Too Bad”, the second single reached number 42. The other single failed to reach the Hot 100.

United Kingdom- Nickelback has been successful with their album “Silver Side Up” in United Kingdom. It was a number 1 album in the country and achieved certifications from BPI. Just like in United States, Nickelback also released three singles in the country and all those songs charted. But how does the song fared? Check if they all went to top 10:
How You Remind Me- #4
Too Bad- #9
So, two of three singles wenr to the top 10. “How You Remind Me” has been a big hit which brought Nickelback to a new height when it went platinum. It also has been a big help to the album’s success. The second single “Too Bad” reached number 9, which its chart position can also be attributed for the previous single.

Nickelback’s biggest single from the album was apparently “How You Remind Me” being the highest position than succeeding singles in UK, and the solely number 1 in the US from the album. “Too Bad” is still a hit but not as good as “How You Remind Me”. “How You Remind Me” was also very popular in the Philippines that time. Dare to enjoy the rock song below:

Credits: Billboard /OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Nickelback
Video from YouTube / Nickelback

Music 10 A’s: Alanis Morissette to Adele

1. Alanis Morissette

I love Alanis Morissette’s music especially with her album “Jagged Little Pill”. It is just a very honest record, and Alanis is a deep songwriter and a good vocalist.

2. Apologize
This is a song from Timbaland with real vocals of Ryan Tedder along with his band One Republic. Melody-wise and story-wise, it’s a good song. No doubt, it became a huge hit song.

3. Always Be My Baby
A song by Mariah Carey during mid-1990’s. American Idol winner David Cook had its own rock version, but Mariah’s version is way better.

4. All Saints
The time they came out, it was like move over Spice Girls. Ther were the new girl band at that time to watch. They became successful, though, not as successful as the Spice Girls. I love their R&B and pop style.

5. All the Right Reasons
Actually, the best selling album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It generated a lot of hits and ny favorite was “Photograph”. Take note, it’s a different song from Ed Sheeran.

6. As Long As You Love Me
It is one of the earliest hits of Backstreet Boys in 1997. It was a pop song, and my cousin and sister loves it because they were Backstreet Boys fans. Justin Bieber had an “As Long As You Love Me” song as well, but a totally different song.

7. Aqua
Going back to the second half of 1990’s, that was the time when Danish group Aqua became popular. Surely, a lot danced with their hits like “Barbie Girl” and “Doctor Jones.

8. Always
Bon Jovi’s hit songs back in early 1990’s. It is a rock ballad which was one of their most notable hits. I always thought its title was “Romeo was Bleeding”. Lol!

9. America
Not referring to the country, rather, the band America. Surely, they based theor name with their country. I like their hit “Horse With No Name”, which was sampled by MIchael Jackson in a song, likewise Janet Jackson for her “Someone to Call My Lover” song. I always hear their music as my brother had a CD of them.

10. Adele
She is actually one of the best vocalist and most successful singer at this time. Well, her “25” LP just became the fastest selling album.

Video from YouTube / AdeleVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “All the Right Reasons” by Nickelback

All the Right Reasons (album)
Nickelback gained success over their albums “Silver Side Up” and “The Long Road”. However, their success didn’t end there when  their album “All the Right Reasons” was released. The rock album became their biggest selling album when it reached number 1 in the US and certified 8x platinum.

Photograph
“Photograph” was released as the first single for “All the Right Reasons”. The alternative rock song reminded me of “How You Remind Me”, though the song has somewhat a good story. The song became a hit and reached number 2 on Billboard Hot 100
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Animals
“Animals” became the second single from the album “All the Right Reasons”. It was hard rock song which peaked at number 97 in the US.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

Savin’ Me
“Savin’ Me” was released as the third single for Nickelback’s album. It was a grunge rock song with a music video that has a story. The song was a top 20 hit in the US and charted in several countries.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Far Away
“Far Away” has been the fourth single of “All the Right Reasons”. The song is a soft rock track and became a hit in America reaching number 8. In other countries it charted, including United Kingdom where it peaked at number 40.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Rockstar
“Rockstar” was the fifth single from “All the Right Reasons” by Nickelback. The song talks about the lifestyle of a rock star.  It became a hit reaching number 6 on Billboard Hot 100 and a number 2 hit in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

If Everyone Cared
“If Everyone Cared” became the sixth single from Nickelback’s “All the Right Reasons”. It charted in different countries and peaked at number 17 in the US.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Side of a Bullet
“Side of a Bullet” has been the last single from the hit album “All the Right Reasons”. The single didn’t chart in major charts.
Rate: 5.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Nickelback

Bands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Creed / Nickelback / Limp Bizkit / Oasis

Creed
United States- Creed is one of the best selling rock bands in the US during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They had scored 2 number 1 albums at that time with albums “Human Clay” and “Weathered”, which went 11x platinum and 6x platinum, respectively.
United Kingdom- Creed had limited success in United Kingdom. Their most successful album in the country went to top 30 with “Human Clay”.

Nickelback
United States- Nickelback has been very successful in America. They may only had 1 number 1 album there which is “All the Right Reasons”, but they also had other 5 albums went to top 10. Three of those albums went multiplatinum, including “Silver Side Up” which went 6x platinum. Their bigges seller next to “Reason” with 8x platinum, by the RIAA.
United Kingdom- Nickelback also scored 1 number 1 album in UK which is “Silver Side Up”. Despite that, they had scored a total of 5 top 10 albums, including the number 2 hit “All the Right Reasons”, 2x platinum according to BPI.

Limp Bizkit
United States- Limp Bizkit is the pioneer of rap rock music at the time and has been very popular after scoring 2 number 1 albums with “Significant Other” (7x platinum RIAA certified) and “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” (8x platinum certified by RIAA).
United Kingdom- Limp Bizkit scored a number 1 album in UK with “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water”, which wad eventually certified 2x platinum by BPI.

Oasis
United States- Oasis somewhat achieved success in breaking American market where they scored 3 top 10 albums. But nothing came to number 1. “Be Here Now” fell short which only settled at number 2, but “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” is the biggest seller which was certified by RIAA as 4x platinum.
United Kingdom- Oasis is one of the biggest bands in United Kingdom. They actually scored total of 8 number 1 albums. It started with their debut “Definitely Maybe”, followed by “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, which is their biggest selling album after reaching 14x platinum by BPI. They also reached number 1 with “Be Here Now” (their fastest seller), “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants”, “Heathen Chemistry”, “Don’t Believe the Truth”, “Dig Out Your Soul”, and the compilation “Time Flies… 1994–2009”.

Credits: Billboard /OCC / Wikipedia

Video: YouTube / LimpBizkitVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: Nickelback “Silver Side Up” and “The Long Road”

“Silver Side Up” (album)
Nickelback has been one of the most popular Canadian bands who successful fared in music charts worldwide. They had released two albums before “Silver Side Up”, but this album became their breakthough mainstream hit. It became one of the biggest selling rock albums in 2002 as it went to top 10 in many countries.

How You Remind Me
This single introduced the band to mainstream success when it reached number one in Billboard Hot 100, while top 10 in numerous countries. I love the song then when it was often played on radio especially the hours of rock songs were played.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10

Too Bad
“Too Bad” was the second release off “Silver Side Up”. Melodically, “How You Remind Me” was way better, while lyrically, this one is better which deals without pain not growing up with your father. The song did not perform that well in the US while it went top 10 in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Never Again
“Never Again” is the third and last release from this album which failed to access the Hot 100.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

“The Long Road” (album)
This album served as the band’s second mainstream successful album, but it failed to match their previous album as it performed and achieved half of the success of “Silver Side Up”. The tracks from the album is reminiscent of the previous record.

Someday
This song sounds like the brother of their song “How You Remind Me”. The music video is way better than “Remind” because of its story. The song was a hit and was their second highest performing song of them that time.
Rate:8.25 out of 10

Figured You Out
“Figured You Out” served as the second release off “The Long Road”. The song failed to become a hit when it only peaked at number 65 in the US.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good
This song sounds way better than the previous single for me. Eventually, it performed better when it reached the top 50 in Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 6.75 out of 10

Because of You
“Because of You” is a metal song by the band, which was only a rock chart hit.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Nickelback

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (2000-2004)

Music is still very much alive from 2000-2004, however, album sales was seen on its decline. This was due to the rise of digital music and piracy. Still, we saw the trends in music with the rise of new artists, as well as trends in genres.

First-week million sales
It has been a phenomenon in music to sell one million copies in just one week. The record breaker for a long time was set on first quarter of 2000 when NSYNC broke sales with 2.4 million US sales. That same year, Eminem broke more than 1.7 million for “Marshall Mathers LP, Britney Spears second LP “Oops… I Did It Again” with more than 1.3 million and Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” with more than 1 million. Several artists this era reached a million in first week like Usher, Norah Jones and Backstreet Boys (had two albums with Millenium from 1999). NSYNC held the second place for a long time to with “Celebrity” with 1.8 million plus, and another album from Eminem.

Boybands going hiatus
Boybands enjoyed their peak during 1995-1999. They started the new millenium with a bang, but as 2002 started, boybands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC took hiatus. European boybands continued though like Westlife and Blue.

Going solo
As boybands and girlbands go hiatus, many members of those groups went solo. NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake achieved success with his debut. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys though had limited success. While Beyonce of Destiny’s Child had her superstardom began in 2004.

Young female stars going sexy
We also saw the young female stars going sexier this era. Britney Spears left her role model image as she has gone sexy in her third album. Christina Aguilera is very notable though as she has shown her dirtiest image in 2002 with her video “Dirrty” and her breakout album “Stripped”.

Young female pop/rock stars
In 2002, Avril Lavigne rocked the charts with her debut album “Let Go”. Despite Michelle Branch first came out, she was not credited for the rise of pop/rock music. Vanessa Carlton had platinum success with her debut album, while Jennifer Love Hewitt released a pop/rock album. We also saw Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson followed the pop/rock genre.

Rock bands
Rock has become a very popular genre in 2000 with the success of Limp Bizkit. Linkin Park became victorious too who scored the biggest selling rock album of the decade with “Hybrid Theory” and a huge second album “Meteora”. Nickelback, Coldplay and Creed became successful this era too.

R&B music
R&B music has been on its peak when year 2000 begun. It was led by Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Beyonce and others. Even pop stars incorporated R&B in their music.

Hip-hop music
Hip-hop music scene is very much alive this era too. We saw the success of Eminem, Nelly and Ja Rule, as well as the introductory of Chingy, 50 Cent and others.

Remixes
Remixes has been popular too this era. It started when Jennifer Lopez topped the charts with “I’m Real” which led to the release of her remix album. The album set record when it went to number one. Other successful remix albums were from P. Diddy and Linkin Park.

Some facts from Wikipedia

10 Known Songs with Somebody

When we talk about ‘somebody’, we are talking about a person that might be the one to share things with us, or the person we want to love. Most songs with the word ‘somebody’ were love songs. Here are the 10 notable songs I collected with the word “somebody”.

Aaliyah- Are You That Somebody?
This is one of the best R&B songs during late 1990s and one of Aaliyah’s finest. It was a top 25 hit in the US then.

Kings of Leon- Use Somebody
I consider this as one of the best rock songs in 2000s. It turned to be a worldwide top 10 hit including major markets like US and UK.

Nickelback- Gotta Be Somebody
This is one of my favorite Nickelback songs. It ended as a top ten hit in territories, which includes of course, US and UK.

Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wanting to dance with somebody? Then play this dance classic fron Whitney which became her biggest hit in 1980s.

Maroon 5- Love Somebody
Needing to love somebody? You are not alone as Adam Levine does too. This song eventually reached the US top 10.

Depeche Mode- Somebody
The song may not be released officially, but it was huge in radio in my country. It is my brothers’ soundtrack then.

Gotye- Somebody That I Used to Know
One of the most remarkable heartbreak songs. Well, it’s fine and just move on. This is one of the biggest hits worlwide this 21st century.

Natalie La Rose- Somebody (with Jeremih)
Wanna rock with somebody? Sounds familiar right? Changing “dance” to “rock”, it is an interpolation of an original hit from Whitney Houston which is also in this list. It was a huge top 10 last 2015.

Justin Bieber- Somebody to Love (with Usher)
One of Justin Bieber’s earlier hit, this pop song was a US top 20 hit then. It’s just about young love.

The BeeGees- To Love Somebody
One of my favorite old songs, this song from BeeGees was very successful in Philippines then. Though it was a #17 hit in the US according to Billboard.

Some facts from Wikipedia