Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger gave the world several classic rock songs. During an interview, Kroger said it was difficult to pin down which Nickelback tune was the band’s signature song. He subsequently said two of the band’s songs stuck out as their most essential. He also said Nickelback’s songs were the closest thing he had to children.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger discussed how fans reacted to his band’s songs
During an interview with Billboard, Kroeger discussed which Nickelback song he saw as the band’s quintessential song. “It really does depends on who you are talking to,” he said. “You could be standing in a conversation and someone will say, ‘Nope, hands down, ‘Rockstar,’ 100 percent.’
“Ten minutes later, you could be in a conversation with someone else and they’ll say, ‘No, it’s ‘Burn It to the Ground,'” he added. “It just all comes down to what your favorite kind of music is, because we do write and record a lot of different styles of music, from ballads all the way into metal.”
Chad Kroeger said these 2 Nickelback songs were probably the band’s signature songs
Afterward, Kroeger pointed to two Nickelback tracks as the band’s signature songs. “That’s a tricky one,” he said. “I’d say, if you’re standing on the street corner with a microphone, doing the late-night talk host questionnaire, just stopping randoms, it would probably be ‘Rockstar’ or ‘How You Remind Me.'”
Subsequently, Kroeger was asked if he expected “How You Remind Me” to be popular 20 years after its initial release. “When you get those songs, it’s a great feeling,” he replied. “I want ‘Photograph,’ I want ‘Rockstar,’ I want ‘Burn It to the Ground,’ I want all those songs to be as impactful as they can possibly be.” He said he didn’t have children and he saw his songs as the closest thing he had to children. He wanted his songs to stick around for a long time.
The way the world reacted to ‘Rockstar’ and ‘How You Remind Me’
Regardless of which song is Nickelback’s signature tune, “Rockstar” and “How You Remind Me” were both successful. The former reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for 49 weeks. Its parent album, Silver Side Up, was a hit as well. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and lasted on the chart for 92 weeks.
“How You Remind Me” was more popular in the United States. It spent 49 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 1 for four weeks. It remains the band’s only chart-topping single in the U.S. Meanwhile, the song’s parent album, All the Right Reasons, was popular. It hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 206 weeks. It remains the band’s only No. 1 album. “Rockstar” and “How You Remind Me” were hits and they remain classic examples of 2000s rock.