Tag Archives: Nickelback

Memorable Lines in Songs: Nickelback

The Canadian band, Nickelback, made hit songs during 2000s with music themes encompassing love, heartbreak, life and even spirituality. Here are are the memorable lines in Nickelback’s songs.

How You Remind Me
” This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breaking”
There’s a regret for the guy giving his heart for the girl, who eventually broke his heart. The song became the first and only chart-topper from the band.

Someday
“How the hell did we wind up like this?
Why weren’t we able, to see the signs that we missed”
The relationship is breaking and the guy is wondering how they haven’t foreseen that they were able to break.

Photograph
“Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for”
It’s like reminiscing of the past, either the good old days and the once you loved back then. This song is a big hit for the guys.

Savin’ Me
” And all I scream for you
Come please I’m callin'”
When you are failing and you want someone to help you, you scream to get saved. It’s not literal though.

Far Away
“I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
and you’ll never go”
It seems the guy and girl already separated as they are far away from each other and the guy is still dreaming they will be together.

Rockstar
“I’m gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I’d even cut my hair and change my name”
Rockstars were stereotyped for lavish lifestyle and the guy will trade anything for the sake of such lifestyle.

Gotta Be Somebody
“So I’ll be holding my breath, could this be the end?
Is it that moment when, I find the one that I’ll spend forever with”
It seems the guy has found the one he wants to marry and he’s still thinking if it really is. Could it be Avril? Hhmmm…

When We Stand Together
“How can we fall asleep at night
When something’s clearly wrong”
With all the chaos and havoc going on in this world, it is really hard to sleep at night at ease.

Lyrics from azlyrics.com
Credits to songwriters

Top Rock Albums Since 2000: Linkin Park and Nickelback

During the late 1990s, rock music seemed took a break from dominating sales and charts after pop music led the game. However, during the first half of 2000s, rock music was revived and sales surged from rock artists. In this list were two of the biggest rock bands since 2000 by which they dominated the sales, both with albums and singles.

Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory
Who would have thought this album will become the biggest selling rock album since 2000? Estimates in sales ranged from 20-27 million copies sold. This album started just other usual albums from newcomers. But in the long run, sales picked up due to success in rock charts and rose to #2 and a 10x platinum mark in US, according to RIAA.

Nickelback- Silver Side Up
Nickelback’s breakthrough finally came through this multi-platinum album. With the aid of its huge first single “How You Remind Me”, the album became one of the top rock albums during 2000s.

Linkin Park- Meteora
After the meteoric success of “Hybrid Theory”, Linkin Park released their second full length LP “Meteora”. The album made a landmark with huge sales during its first week and eventually became multiple platinum. Despite not matching “Hybrid Theory” with regards to total sales but it still became a huge record.

Nickelback- All the Right Reasons
Nickelback had released an album in between “Silver Side Up” and “All the Right Reasons”, but that album didn’t make much impact despite multi-platinum certifications. This album “All the Right Reasons” became a bigger hit with regards to its album sales and the multiple singles which peaked inside the upper ten position.

Linkin Park- Minutes to Midnight
The released of the album was jump started by the “Transformer” movie theme “What I’ve Done”. The song became their biggest selling single in the US which helped the album sell more than half a million on its initial week. Like their first and second album, this album achieved multiple platinum certifications, nevertheless, lower in sales compared to the two.

Top Rock Songs since the last 20 years

Rock music somewhat ruled certain years during the last 20 years. Here is the list of 15 rock songs I made based on my choices during the said duration of time. (The list is not based on sales, etc)

Evanescence- My Immortal
The song is originally an entire ballad but mixed with hard guitars at the last chorus when released as a single. The song itself and Amy Lee’s voice is hunting that it reached the depth of you. It reached the top ten in several countries.

Coldplay- Speed of Sound
This light rock from “X&Y” album has something in its sound that’s so scientific. I can’t explain what it is but that’s how I feel for this song. It became their first US top ten hits and again a top 2 hit in their homeland UK.

Nickelback- Photograph
A song that will make you reminisce of the past. It was a huge hit in Billboard Hot 100 charts when released.

Matchbox 20- Unwell
When you’re feeling kind of lost after a sad thing happened, then you must be ‘unwell’. This rock ballad went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100 and made a great impact in Asia.

Creed- With Arms Wide Open
This gives hope for everyone. It was like spiritual and showing love. This became Creed’s biggest hit elsewhere particularly in US where it peaked at number 2.

Alanis Morrisette- You Oughta Know
One of the earlier hit to blast at someone who broke a heart. Alanis knows how to carry it as you can feel the pain and anger in this song which eventually became a huge top 10 hits and a legendary rock song for most female artists today.

Buckcherry- Sorry
When you are repentant of what you did for a love one, then apologize. This song really expressed the apology and the pain of consequence. It is the biggest hit of the band hitting the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.

Linkin Park- Shadow of the Day
There’s hope despite the blurry things going on. That’s what Linkin Park is expressing through this song. The sound was a reminiscence of a U2 song, though different lyrically. It ended up a top 20 hit.

Keane- Somewhere Only We Know
The song is very sweet to the ears and enticing. It was a UK hit, while Lily Allen’s version went to the UK’s apex.

Coldplay- Yellow
Coldplay’s one of earliest hits, this song is hunting. I am not a fan then but realized teh beauty of the song and Chris Martin’s vocals.

Avril Lavigne- Complicated
The song that started Avril’s meteoric career, this pop rock song made Avril an icon in pop/rock music scene. It was one of the biggest hits of 2002, the year she debuted.

Oasis- Wonderwall
This is not really a hard rocking song but as Brit rock band, this remains one of the essential songs in rock especially in 1995.

Alanis Morrisette- Ironic
Alanis is making waves worldwide when this rose to fame. The song itself has meaning to it despite the criticism of usage of the word “ironic”. It still became her biggest hit though.

Evanescence- Bring Me Back to Life
When I first heard of the song, Amy Lee’s vocals is awesome & haunting. This song used for “Daredevil” movie was one of the biggest hits of 2003.

Linkin Park- In the End
The song’s rap and chorus was beautiful and that ordinary and non-rock fans loved this song. It remained the highest peaking song for LP in Billboard Hot 100 and one of the biggest hit in US in 2002.

My 5 Favorite Rock Bands

I had listened to different kinds of music, either pop, R&B, dance, hip-hop and even rock. I started to love rock music back in 2001 then I began to appreciate other bands from the 1990s. Nowadays, rock may not be the trend but there are still a number of great rock songs. With regards to rock bands, here are my five favorite rock bands ever.

5. Nickelback-They have been around for a long time but my favorite album from them was “All the Right Reasons” which had great hits. “Silver Side Up” had great songs though.

4. Matchbox 20- I may not be a rock fan at that time but their song “Push” something special. It’s like speaking up your anger something heavy inside and afterwards, you feel lighter. “Mad Season” is a great album too but I love their song “Bright Lights” from their third album. “She’s So Mean”, though, is more upbeat and I love how Rob Thoma sang it.

3. Paramore- When I heard “Misery Business”, I thought it’s Avril Lavigne breaking out. But it’s a newcomer (band). I love “That’s What You Get” and eventually “Ignorance” because of its lyrics that I can relate to at that time. Their recent song “Ain’t it Fun” sounds different from their forner sound but it is fun to listen to.

2. Coldplay- Their song “Yellow” is like a jam for me. It is melodramatic driven by a heavy music. “The Scientist” is a very beautiful ballad as well as “Fix You” and the ballad version of “Lost”. I am not a fan of their “Ghost Stories” album nonetheless. But I like their song “Atlas”.

1. Linkin Park- My favorite song from them ever was “In the End”. They might had numerous hit here in the Philippines but their biggest hit remains “In the End”. I love their other songs too like “Crawling” and “New Divide”, but my number two and three favorite songs from them were “Numb” as I find it as “In the End” v2.0 and “Shadow of the Day” because if its meaningful words and the similarity with U2’s old hit.