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Nickelback – How You Remind Me – Isolated Vocal Tracks

By June 8, 2022No Comments

While I have heard many people make fun of Nickelback and Chad Kroeger, I personally disagree with their poking fun at the band.

Most of the criticism came after Chad’s confession that he used a “formula” for songwriting success.

Let’s face it! There have been lots of bands (like KISS for instance), that capitalize off of a formula for songwriting, performance and visual “signatures.” And this song “How You Remind Me” is no exception.

Ironically (and we’ve heard this story many times over), Kroeger brought the song to the band a week before recording the album, thinking of it as a possible last-minute addition. The band finished the song in about 10 minutes and knew they had something special. (This was a contrast to most of the album’s material, which was written even before their previous album, The State (2000).

This was a huge surprise hit for Nickelback’s record company, Roadrunner Records, which was expecting Slipknot to provide their commercial success for 2001. Instead, it was Nickelback.

The album was released on September 11, 2001. This was the first single and most popular song, resulting in many listeners associating the song with remembrances of the tragedies of that day.

A wildly popular song that covered a range of formats, “How You Remind Me” was the most-played song of 2002 on US radio stations. It was also the most-played radio song in the US during the first decade of the 21st century, with over 1.2 million spins.

It was followed on this list by Train’s “Drops of Jupiter,” which was played over 1.1 million times during the 2000s.

“How You Remind Me” was only the fifth song by a Canadian group hit #1 on the US Hot 100. The previous four:
“American Woman” by The Guess Who in 1970.
“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1974.
“When I’m With You” by Sheriff in 1989.
“One Week” by Barenaked Ladies in 1998.

No other Canadian group had reached the top until “Rude” by Magic in 2014.

Not bad for a last-minute addition to an album if you ask me 🙂

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