Top 10 Reasons Ariana Grande is Better Than Nickelback


The Top Ten

1 Ariana Grande has a stronger vocal ability

Nickelback is awful and cancerous

Agree with this one she may not quite be a match for Mariah Carey but the reason that they are frequently compared at all is because she is an exceptionally talented vocalist. Do people compare Chad Kroeger to say Layne Staley no because he is not very good.

She can sing high nites without autotune, and its proved. - AlphaQ

Not being Nickelback should be reason enough!

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2 Ariana Grande has a better personality

Ariana sent nice words after the Manchester bombing, the donut licking thing was just a joke too and Ariana apologised for it. - AlphaQ

Really? Licking donuts? Telling fans to die? Yeah, that's an epic personality. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

She didn't tell her fans to die, it was just a fake rumor. And she apologized for licking donuts. At least she doesn't whine about not getting paid to do a CHARITY event - venomouskillingmachine

Does not affect music - iliekpiez

Both aren't that great - venomouskillingmachine

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3 Ariana's songs are way catchier

True. Nickelback's music aren't annoyingly catchy as the majority of modern pop like Ariana. Modern Pop music like Ariana's were meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. To understand Nickelback, the listener has to put in a little more effort, has to be more focused and patient.

So this item actually proves Nickelback is better. - Joeljohns249

Rockstar by Nickelback is a catchy annoying song same with all of the other Nickelback songs (except How You Remind Me) - venomouskillingmachine

Breathin is an amazing song by Ari

No, they are not catchy, they are annoying. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

To Joeljohns249s comment I agree that making a song catchy doesn't make it good (although it can be I don't think anyone would criticise Michael Jackson for being catchy). However I disagree that Nickelback requires more effort to appreciate. I generally find Grunge/Post Grunge songs such as Nickelbacks are fairly easy to understand even if they are not as “catchy”as pop songs are. For music takes more effort to listen to I would say Classical or Metal would make for much better examples. As far as I am concerned the the reason Nirvana, Soundgarden and the Foo Fighters sound good and Nickelback don't is that Nickelback just aren't that good. P.S In my opinion Ariana Grande’s songs tend to be among the good catchy ones but this is of course subjective. I can't imagine how someone seriously thinks she has no talent though that just seems ridiculous.

4 Chad Kroeger is an inauthentic person Chad Kroeger is an inauthentic person

I'll admit, Ariana has done stuff before but at least she apologised for it, Chad has never apologised fir any of the wring thongs he's done. - AlphaQ

Yeah well, Ariana apologized for licking a donut only because she was caught. And Chad hasn't done no wrong things. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

He did a lot of wrong things stop acting like your favorite band is perfect

Does not effect music - iliekpiez

Nothing can beat his spaghetti hair. - MrCoolC

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5 Ariana has better reviews for her albums

This is pretty significant if one person listens to both All The Right Reasons and My Everything it would be difficult to say which one is better as they would be unlikely to have equal appreciation of Post Grunge and Teen Pop but if professional critics who know how each genre is supposed to sound like give better reviews to Ariana Grande then it probably means her music is better.

That's because 99% of the reviewers of her albums are little kids who have bad taste in music, and bad grammar too. Reviews of her albums in 10 years will not be positive, mark my words. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

This is true! Thank you for making this list! - Breadwinnersislofe

Does not effect music - iliekpiez

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6 Nickelback’s music sounds redneck

Yeah well, Ariana's music sounds over-sexualized and corporate. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

So true. - RadioHead03

I just can't stand the voice. - MrCoolC

7 Most of Nickelback's songs are about drugs, sex, and strippers

But they do a good job composing the songs so the lyrics don't matter. Also, most of Ariana's songs are about sex, and they're promoted towards mainly children which is evil. In fact, her songs are EXTREMELY sexual, especially Side to Side and Everyday. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Um Just to Get High is about drug addiction, Because of You is about self harm, and Lullaby sounds like a anti- suicide anthem so I disagree.

Ariana's songs are overtly sexualized as well. - Joeljohns249

S.E.X. Need I say more? - Userguy44

8 Nickelback is generic

Both of them are - DarkBoi-X

Rockstar for an example - Userguy44

And Ariana isn't? - iliekpiez

Contrary to popular belief, they are actually unique compared to other bands of their time. Ariana on the other hand is a generic snoozefest lol. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

9 How You Remind Me is one of the worst songs of all time

Still better than Rockstar and Photograph. - Userguy44

Agreed with the 7 rings comment! It is terrible! Why is it number 1? SO MAD!

7 Rings is arguably worse. - MrCoolC

Okay, I may not like the song but it’s not the worst song of all time. Guchi Gang is worse. - RadioHead03

10 Ryan Peake is a terrible guitarist

Even Ariana would be better if she plays guitar. - Userguy44

He plays rhythm not lead. - Marine_Soldier

At least he actually plays an instrument. What instruments does Ariana play? Hmmm... - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

As awful a guitarist as he is this is not a valid reason as Ariana Grande can't play the guitar. I agree with most of the other items though.

The Contenders

11 Nickelback is super boring

You mean The Light is Coming is super boring. I almost fell asleep listening to that song, but thankfully I had taken two cups of coffee so I stayed awake. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Take Photograph for example. - MrCoolC

And Ariana isn't? - iliekpiez

12 Ariana has better lyrics

Her lyrics are terrible. Worse than her music actually. Thank You Next, 7 Rings, Break Free, Focus, Side to Side and The Light is Coming are her worst songs in terms of lyrics. Even if Nickelback wrote bad lyrics, which they don't, they'd still be better than Ariana's toxic lyrics. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Both of them has cringe-worthy lyricism. It's like comparing the devil with Satan - Joeljohns249


Yeah but

.. - TriggerTrashKid

13 Feed the Machine is one of the worst comeback albums of all time

Eh there has been worse comeback albums, like Pacific Daydream by Weezer... even though I like Weezer.

14 Ariana Grande is sexier

Looks do not equal talent. Plus, if she wasn't sexy, she would never be famous. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Indeed she is - Breadwinnersislofe

Oh my...

If an ugly cat woman like Ariana is "sexy". I guess I'm Bill Gates. - B1ueNew

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15 Nickelback's songs usually sound the same

They don't really, but Ariana's do because they're all written by Max Martin, because she doesn't write her own songs. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

That is so true - LightningStrike

Not wrong. - MrCoolC

And Ariana's don't? - DaWyteNight

16 Nickelback’s songs sound sexual

S.E.X for an example. Also Something In Your Mouth. - Userguy44

17 Ariana has better songs

Such as Piano, Break Free and One Last Time

Those songs are terrible, Rockstar and Burn it to the Ground are better. Plus, not one of those three songs were written by her. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

I disagree. - MrCoolC

18 Nickelback’s songs are dryer
19 Ariana’s fan base is better

99% of Ariana's fanbase consists of children who insult other people's opinions, and they should also know better, listening to someone as terrible and as gay as Ariana Grande. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Yeah, because they mostly consist of 12 yr old girls. - Joeljohns249

Doesn't prove the point why one artist is better than the other. - MrCoolC

Right, because Nickelback has barely fans! 😂 - Userguy44

20 Nickelback uses more Autotune

And your proof?
Lol, No. Auto-tune was only frequently used since the late 2000s during the 2008/2009 era. By that time, Nickelback had already accomplished everything they set out to achieve. Chart-success, album sales, popularity etc. So this is kind of a baseless argument. Also why are you making this argument as if Ariana has never used Auto-tune? - Joeljohns249

Not true, they NEVER, and I mean NEVER, use autotune. Compare that to Ariana where there's never-ending stacks of autotune on her voice in every song. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Photograph has autotune? - Userguy44

@Joeljohns249 listen to, look at this photograph song. You cannot tell me that song has autotune in it.

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21 Silver Side Up is one of the worst albums of all time
22 Nickelback are bad people

They seem like nice people, outside of their music actually.

At least they don't tell their fans to die. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

They actually do. Last week, I met a little girl who's a superfan of Ariana. I told her, "I hate Ariana, she sucks" and she told me to die. By the way that shows how bad of an influence Ariana Grande is on children, as she told her fans to die. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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1. Ariana Grande has a better personality
2. Ariana has better reviews for her albums
3. Ariana Grande has a stronger vocal ability
1. Ariana Grande has a stronger vocal ability
2. Chad Kroeger is an inauthentic person
3. Most of Nickelback's songs are about drugs, sex, and strippers
1. Ariana Grande has a stronger vocal ability
2. Ariana's songs are way catchier
3. Ariana Grande has a better personality


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