Top 10 Best Nickelback Songs

Since their formation in Hanna, Alberta, in 1995, Nickelback has released ten studio albums, selling millions of records worldwide. Their music, a blend of post-grunge, hard rock, and pop elements, has attracted both ardent supporters and vocal critics.

Love them or hate them, Nickelback's catchy melodies, often accompanied by introspective or relatable lyrics, have resonated with a broad audience. From their breakout hit How You Remind Me to more recent tracks like Feed the Machine, Nickelback's discography is filled with songs that have become anthems for different generations.
The Top Ten
1 How You Remind Me

Yep, this song deserves its number-one spot! It's the song that put this band on the map to their success, and it's just a great song. The lyrics are meaningful and relatable, and the sound fits in very nicely.

I believe it was around 637th in the top 1000 songs of all time from one of the charts.

By the way, Rockstar shouldn't be second. Me, being a huge fan of Nickelback, think that Rockstar, while still an alright song, is very overrated.

This song is really something special. I love all Nickelback songs, but this one has always been my favorite from the moment I heard it for the first time. Nickelback will always be my favorite band because all of their songs are good. You can't find one bad song from this band!

2 Rockstar

Yeah! Everyone wants to be a rockstar. Amazing song by Nickelback. It's a complete song with awesome lyrics, pumping music, and it sounds like rap too (but it's not actually). That makes it great!

It brings out the true rockstar in us! It is a must-watch song. You have to watch it because it's different in an awesome way!

Greatest ever, so emotional, so inspirational, so incredibly awesome. The singing is not that easy, and every line merges so smoothly with the next that it carries on the equilibrium of the song.

3 Far Away

This is a great song! I think I'm going to use it for my Spanish project. It is by far one of the best Nickelback songs ever. I could listen to it over and over again because the words make the song that much better.

It is a very moving song, and I wish that they would make a lot more songs that are like this one. Their other songs are great as well, but this one really stands out to me for some reason.

Beautiful lyrics, great music. A truly worthwhile use of 3 minutes and 58 seconds. It comes out of nowhere and makes you feel the essence. It makes you want to hear the same thing again and again, just to gain some soulful relishment. Really had me captivated for quite some time. Didn't expect this from the generally repetitive Nickelback. Great job!

4 Burn It to the Ground

According to me, this song should be No. 1. The music is especially enchanting. You can't stop thinking about it. Also, the lyrics are awesome. This was the first Nickelback song I heard, and it really got me hooked.

Awesome guitar work. The beat catches all the guitar movements. It's more of a concert-type song, full of spirit and power. Everyone should listen at least once. Then you will be listening multiple times.

Awesome song with awesome beats. It's got real rock in it. Being a huge fan of rock, this is my favorite rock song. It's been my all-time favorite. It makes you more energetic. Love this number.

5 Savin' Me

Brilliant video! Absolutely amazing. The song is good too, but the video is a must-watch! Not Nickelback's best, musically speaking, but easily one of the best videos I've seen!

I'm not a big fan of Rockstar, and I haven't heard Burn It to the Ground. However, How You Remind Me is a great song, no doubt. I think Savin' Me is also a great song. I feel a lot of emotion when I listen to it. In my opinion, Savin' Me should be in the top two.

This song introduced me to Nickelback. I love this song! It has some real power and meaning, especially the last chorus. Love Nickelback!

6 If Today Was Your Last Day

I mean, seriously, it's just plain awesome, but not only that, it has a deeper meaning behind it. The lyrics ask, If today is your last day, what would you do? It's not about things like riding in a hot air balloon or meeting someone different. It suggests things that would make us feel a little happier. See old friends you never see, reminisce about old memories. Would you forgive your enemies? These aren't material items. They're personal things to make you feel happy.

This was my sister Jeanie Sexton's and my song. Jeanie passed away four years ago from stage 4 lung cancer. I miss my sister every day. She was the most amazing person ever. I have loved Nickelback from day one. They are my favorite band ever. But this song touched both our lives. I remember sending her this CD and telling her to listen to this song. She called, cried, and said it was the most beautiful and inspiring song she had ever heard. She thanked me for helping her make the right choices before she passed away. Thanks, Nickelback, for helping me help her.

7 Photograph

This song I can relate to! When I hear this song, it makes me remember the times when I was in fourth grade. I absolutely love this song. It is one of my favorites by Nickelback.

Everybody says Nickelback songs sound the same, but to me, they all sound different and they all sound amazing!

I've been through the same thing as this song. I moved from my home and wished I could go back. This song really brought me some good memories and some strong nostalgia. Wonderful job, Nickelback!

Photograph brings back days that I had to let go of over the years, and I would do anything to get them back. It makes me nostalgic as hell! Brilliant song. Simply AMAZING! And with an amazingly obvious touch of Nickelback.

8 Gotta Be Somebody

Gotta Be Somebody is my absolute number 1 favorite Nickelback tune and honestly, it's among my top 3 favorite songs in the entire world! Everything about this song I enjoy, and it means something to me for sure, as I'm still searching for that someone.

This is a very nice song, and the music is awesome. It should be in the 4-5 position. This song has a different energy and enchants the listener. It's not a total rock song and has the element of love with chaukas beats.

This is one of my favorites by Nickelback. I love the chorus. This song is great to listen to when you are going through a tough time in a relationship. I listened to it after I broke up with my girlfriend.

9 Someday

I love this song! I agree it should be number 1. Not only is it a good song, it also moves people. The video is cool. I understood it, but it takes a lot of time to understand. You should pay attention to the fact that when the girl looks back from the car, the man is not there, and the girl never looks at the boy.

I'm voting until this song is number 1. It's amazing. It's my favorite Nickelback song out of them all. Why is it at number 10? It should be way higher. I listen to this every day. There are songs above this one that should be lower down on the list.

10 If Everyone Cared

This is a beautiful song that is appealing and has a wise message. The video clip is inspirational. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it, which was the day I bought the album. I just lay on my bed with my eyes closed, thinking, "I'm going to have to learn the words."

This is probably one of the most meaningful songs they have released in their albums. The song inspires everyone to show love to each other. It portrays that fighting and hatred are meaningless. World peace all the way. Like I said, hatred is meaningless, no matter how corrupt a person is.

The Contenders
11 When We Stand Together

Nickelback's best song ever. It has a message. We could really be feeding a starving world with what we throw away, but we just serve empty words that always taste the same. You know it's very true. But I always feel like starving myself when I hear this song. I even bought the album just to listen to this song.

My God, what a song! Nickelback is back, and this time they are better than ever. This song is just what a music lover needs. The lyrics are also very meaningful. You rock, NICKELBACK! Keep on making music like this. WE LOVE YOU!

12 Animals

I love this song! How is this at number 10? Burn it to the Ground, Rockstar, Animals, When We Stand Together, and Photograph are the best Nickelback songs ever! I'll never understand why people hate this band so much. If it wasn't for Nickelback, I wouldn't have gotten through at least half of the horrible things that have gone on in my life.

Nickelback shows in this song that they are more than just another mainstream band without really cool songs. This song may not have intelligent lyrics, but it's still awesome. Good rock can be so simple. The lyrics are just cool, and the guitar is awesome.

13 This Afternoon

My introduction to the band and the best I've ever heard. I feel at home listening to it, like all my friends are standing around me, and we're drinking and enjoying just being with each other. My absolute favorite.

A phenomenal contemporary country song, up there with "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Crash My Party," "Red Solo Cup," and "Before He Cheats," among several other classics. You know what I'm talking about!

It's an all-American song about hanging out with your friends and having a good time. You don't want it to come to an end.

14 Lullaby

Just an amazing song. There are no physical words to describe what an awesome song this is. The music video doesn't depict what or whom it is directed toward. This song is actually directed toward teenagers who are trying to or thinking about committing suicide.

When I heard this song, I instantly had memories of all the times I tried to commit suicide and I kept thinking to myself, "Why did I try to do all those things? So many people care about me. Obviously, Nickelback cares because they wrote this song to help stop suicide and help promote suicide awareness." Since then, every time I think about that, I just listen to this song and it reminds me that I don't have a crappy life and ending my life won't ensure that the pain will end. It will only ensure that life won't get better because you ended it before it could get better.

15 Hero

This is by far my favorite Nickelback song. It's very emotional. The first time I heard it, my eyes gushed with tears because my grandfather's death anniversary was coming up, and it makes you think about the family members who are now gone.

I believe Hero should be number 1, and in second place, Rockstar.

It probably is the best song by Chad Kroeger, but it is NOT a Nickelback song! That is why it isn't higher on this list. Because I'm sure it would be if it were a Nickelback song.

Just a great song overall. Whenever I hear this, it makes me feel invincible. This also has a great guitar solo that can't be beat.

16 Side of a Bullet

Looking at this list, I swear it's composed by people who are oblivious to just how awesome Nickelback's heavy songs are. This song has a catchy chorus, emotional pain-filled lyrics, a great bass line, and a guitar riff. It features a guitar solo sampled from a Pantera song, and the drumming is so good that Vinnie Paul himself said not being on the track doesn't bring it down in any way. Also, it's about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell. Rest in peace, Dimebag.

This song is dedicated to the late and legendary Dimebag Darrell, following his murder. It's one of their heaviest songs and features a great guitar solo near the end. It's my personal favorite of theirs.

17 Never Gonna Be Alone

Whenever I hear this song, it always reminds me of my parents. Although it's a sad song, it has so much meaningful lyrics. Maybe it deserves a spot higher than No. 13. It should be in the top 10.

Such a sad yet meaningful song. When you've lost someone, listen to this song. It's so helpful. Makes me cry every time - love it! It should be number 1 by far.

I love his voice! He is such an awesome singer. It's a totally meaningful song and is sung with great passion. I'm in love with this song. It deserves to be number 1!

18 Too Bad

The only song they have that doesn't represent the band they are, but does represent the band they could have been. A great mix of punch and musical quality, along with great vocals. The hook is alright, I guess, but it's the first and main rhythm section that is genius.

This list is absurd beyond belief. Rockstar is crap and shouldn't be up there. This, Never Again, and This Afternoon should be in the top 10. And where the heck is Hero? That should be second, behind How You Remind Me, with Savin' Me third. Get it sorted, people.

19 Leader of Men

Leader of Men is a throwback to grunge days and features an awesome ramp-up in the middle of the song. This is one of Nickelback's first and possibly best songs, but very few people have heard it because it was released in 1999.

This song is seriously underrated. When I saw the music videos for this and Too Bad, they were the first songs I started liking more than How You Remind Me. They both deserve to be in the top 10, along with Never Again.

It's such a sweet song! It really shows off Chad's vocals. The harmonies and progression throughout the song are awesome.

20 Never Again

The best four songs the band has ever had are all off of Silver Side Up:

1. Never Again
2. How You Remind Me
3. Too Bad
4. Woke Up This Morning

Putting Rockstar as number 2 is a complete joke. That song is a complete joke.

Are you people serious? Listen to the intro. The guitar play is awesome. It should be in the top 10, at least, along with Too Bad. Silver Side Up is the best album.

This, Woke Up This Morning, and Too Bad should be way higher! They're some of Nickelback's best songs. Silver Side Up is the best album they did. Vote!

21 Bottoms Up

No comments for Bottoms Up. I reckon it's even better than Rockstar.

So cool and fast-paced. It's just awesome!

22 Something in Your Mouth

This may be the most hated Nickelback song, but I don't really see what makes it worse than other sex anthems. Is sex and eroticism something that shouldn't be in a song? The song itself is actually rather tame.

It's basically about a girl in a club who behaves suggestively and is obviously promiscuous. She also aims for men who will spend money on her, meaning that she is actually the one taking advantage of the men. Nowhere in the song is it stated that she does more than dance suggestively. In fact, nothing in this song explicitly discusses sex, except for the double entendre in the title. Which is, I admit, really cheesy.

But let's face it, there are women who go to clubs to take guys home with them, just as there are men who go there to take women home with them. There is absolutely nothing misogynistic about this song. Misogyny means hatred towards women. However, in recent years, people have started to believe that anything sex-related about women is misogynistic.

German rapper Frauenarzt, whom I personally don't like because I think he can't rap well, is known for fairly sexual music. He once said he doesn't hate women. If he did, he wouldn't rap about them so often. And that is true. "Something in Your Mouth" isn't misogynistic either. All it does is refrain from condemning this woman's behavior, actually embracing it. The fact that women have a sex life isn't something bad.

In this specific case, we don't even know if she's really interested in the men she's dancing for, or if she just wants them to spend their money on her. Either way, she's the winner. It would have been considered misogynistic if the woman in question had not been interested in sex at all, and Kroeger still came up with that line in the title. Even then, that wouldn't really be misogynistic. It would just be disrespectful.

On the internet, I read an interpretation of the chorus suggesting that it actually means women are cuter when not talking... more

23 I'd Come for You

This song is my favorite by Nickelback. It carries so much emotion and regret for the person who sings it. You understand the story behind the words, how he feels about losing that person, and how he would come for her whenever she needs, even if he is the one destroying their relationship. I find this song to be extremely powerful and touching.

Whenever I listen to this song, it just melts my heart completely. The video is too good. Whatever our children do, we are always there to guide them and take them to the right path. Nickelback is just marvelous.

24 Edge of a Revolution

This new song is superb! The rocking, awesome song Edge of a Revolution makes me proud to be a Nickelback die-hard fan.

25 Trying Not to Love You

Seriously, 27th people?! Have you even heard this song? The vocals are amazing as usual and it describes how a lot of people's love lives are like. The lyrics are amazing and the band even more so. It definitely deserves at least within the top 10.

Oh, I just love this song. The concept is awesome, the video is super awesome, and the song in its background is massively awesome. It's the deadliest combination of music, earth-shattering. Please vote for it, guys. This song rocks!

I was shocked to see this song placed at the 32nd place. Please everybody vote for it. It must be in top 5 at least. I just love the song. And its video too. Please vote.

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