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Im gonna be honest.I dont mind Silver Side Up but jesus.That song is awful.
and chad kroeger grinning at me from the front cover of kerrang in the co-op i began to worry about what year i was living in
it is an odd cover. i wonder how he felt with the sentence "how the hell did they become the uk's favourite band?"
a thing i don't understand about the song is when he sings about having the latest dictionaries. then says something like "zoom zoom" afterwards.
... I feel genuinely depressed by the fact that I knew that...
are getting a second bite of the cherry.
u gots to have a drug dealer on speed dial and the hottest cars at the trendy bars.... then then it all makes sense
I'm sick of standing in line to clubs's I'll never get in. And I can't even play baseball in my bathroom.....
Thanks in advance amigo
"With the latest dictionary and some damned fine soup" instead of "with the latest dictionary of today's who's who". I prefer my friend's version..
"In summary, this song makes literally no sense and is the worst thing of all time."
Good article. I'll read more of his stuff
the rantings of a man who "knows" he should dislike something, but doesn't know why so tries to justify it with a load of "worst song ever: fact" bullshit
basically, i don't think the song is THAT bad. It certainly aint that good, but seems to have been singled out because Nickelback are the least cool rock band ever. And because people hate what is popular
and he explains it pretty well, kroeger seems unsure of whether he is satirising the whole thing, in which case its fucking shit or whether hes talking about his life in which case its also fucking shit.
WOW rock is amazing innit, i've got a huge bathroom. Ah no, as time passed i gained an addiction to prescription drugs. BUMMER
It's your typical hollywood rock biopic, where the artist starts of great then descends into lowliness. And it aint groundbreaking, but it isn't trying to be. Nor is it trying to be some reflection on Kroeger's life, whatever that might be like. It's not like he has to BELIEVE what he's singing about for it to be a good song - people can play characters, or throw out unpersonal conjecture, as long as the song works by itself. That is, unless you're in Nickelback, where your every success will be torn apart regardless of it's qualities. Because you're Chad Kroeger, and "who the fuck would want to be you?" (c) The Guardian 2008
its a particularly bad song, and its fun to vent on it, but that article really isn't much good in its slagging oh the narrative voice, which i think you describe accurately. i expect better from peter robinson
If you want a cheesy bombastic pop grunge song called Rock Star this is the one you want
OH YES. You know the Nickelback song is bad when it makes Everclear look good.
that I had the biggest flash back of my life!
thousands of dirty indie types bouncing about in the drizzle classic stuff
they look really good live
Strangely enough I e-mailed a friend yesterday to vent my anger at this song.
I fucking cannot stand nickelback.
Nothing can beat Hey There Delilah for worst ever song.
and there were three little girls variously aged between about 6 and 8 all singing it...it was a low point
... Wouldn't we all love to hire eight bodyguards who love to beat up assholes?
Hmm.... maybe not. You're right - worst song ever!
"I dont mind Silver Side Up but jesus."
is the worst song ever...... ACTUALLY!
.............. And anything by Kate Nash.
Yes it's terrible, move on, never listen to it again.
There are much worse songs out there. It really isn't that bad.
a postmodern stab at chad's troubled life. musically its on par with anything released in the last 10 years and lyrically its tragicomically beautiful
plus the video is hot shit.
brings a tear to my eye
that it was the worst song ever, but it is piss-poor and I can't understand why anyone would like it.
Worse than Limp Bizkit and Korn's "All In the Family"? (A song so bad it makes me wish man had never discovered the process of recording sound?). Worse than some BNP-inspired white power rock ballad? Worse than Gemini's entry to the Eurovision song contest a couple of years back?
No. It's not that bad. It's shit, I'll grant you. But it is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the worst song ever.
is the little gremlin type voice that pops up every now and then asking "so how you gonna do it?" .... just awful.
'look how pathetic I am! I even changed my name [to KROEGER no less] in order to get this long list of crap. And I am no happier for it.'
Analysing awful songs at work is bad.