Tuesday, August 21, 2007


It is no secret that I don't like Nickelback. Never have, don't expect I ever will. The sound of Chad Kroeger's voice makes me cringe, and his face ain't much better. That song "Hero," from back in the Spiderman days? It was probably the best of their tunes, and it was dumb. They reached what I thought was their low point with that "If everyone cared, nobody'd die" song, with the meaningful video about Amnesty International and Nelson Mandela. While I appreciate the sentiment, the song was atrocious, and I thought it couldn't get any worse.

I was so wrong.

"I Want To Be A Rock Star" gets my vote for worst song of 2007. This song is terrible. I understand that it's a send-up of celebrity "rock star" culture - I don't think Nickelback really wants to have a drug dealer on speed dial, or lip sync all their songs so they don't mess them up - but it doesn't work for me. It's not clever. The music sounds like so many of their other songs, and the lyrics are really, really bad (and don't forget, Chad Kroeger's voice). But the video puts me over the edge. Random nobodies lip-sync their hearts in front of world monuments - OK, I get it, everyone wants to be a rock star. So why are Nelly Furtado, Wayne Gretzky, and Kid Rock in the video? They already ARE rock stars! Do they just love Nickelback and wanted to do something sweet with their favorite band? I hope not. But they don't need the money, so what could it be? You know what? It doesn't matter. It just furthers my point that Nickelback sucks.

Nickelback - F


nate said...

They suck so bad that they plagiarize their own songs:


nate said...

ugh that link didn't work

just google it

amandarama said...

Yep, just google "npr nickelback plagiarism" - well worth it.

bethro said...

I always get that rock star song confused with the other band's song about partying like a rock star. I have to sit and think, okay, how does THAT one go?? lol

Meggie said...

So today these two guys came into my store and were trying stuff on and asked about a pair of pants. I said we didn't have them but asked at which RL location they sat them. They said "Oh, Somerset? In Troy, MI?"
It made me think of you!
I called the store today to try to find those pants, apparently they were trapped in Troy for a family reunion.
So, you are now effecting my daily workday. Thanks.

Andy said...

I actually like Nickelback. But I agree that this song sucks.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your post totally.

senor fuerte said...

The term you're looking for is "Groan Rock."

Wait, Wayne Gretsky is a rock star?