The Info List - Silver Side Up

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Silver Side Up is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback; it was released on September 11, 2001. According to AllMusic, Silver Side Up continued Nickelback's tradition of "dark high-octane rock" from the band's first two albums.[1] It reached number one in Canada,[6] Austria,[7] Ireland,[8] New Zealand[9] and the United Kingdom.[10] The album was certified 8× Platinum in Canada,[11] 6× Platinum in the US[12] and 3× Platinum in the UK.[13] Thus far, Silver Side Up is one of only two Nickelback albums to not have 11 tracks; there are only 10 tracks on this album, while 1996's Curb has 12.


1 Background 2 Release and chart performance

2.1 Singles

3 Reception 4 Track listing 5 Personnel 6 Charts and certifications

6.1 Weekly charts 6.2 Decade-end charts 6.3 Certifications

7 References

Background[edit] By 2000, Nickelback had begun to receive commercial success through performing their second album The State and its lead single "Leader of Men". In early 2001, The State was certified Gold in Canada and had almost reached the same certification in America. At this time, Nickelback was planning to enter the studio to begin recording their third studio album. In March 2001, Nickelback won their first Juno Award for Best New Group of the Year. In April 2001, Nickelback returned to the studio where they recorded The State to begin recording for Silver Side Up. Many of the songs from Silver Side Up were written before The State was released; and some of them, including "Hangnail" and "Hollywood," had been played live and many fans already knew them before Silver Side Up was released. "Just For" was originally released on Curb as "Just Four" in 1996. According to Chad Kroeger during a Vegas concert in 2018, Where Do I Hide is about a friend of his who would bust out of prison all the time and would go back to Nickelback's hometown of Hanna, Alberta, Canada. Nickelback took their time recording Silver Side Up, and eventually hired Rick Parashar to help them produce the album. By June 2001 the band had completed recording Silver Side Up; they announced the lead single from the album would be How You Remind Me. Mike Kroeger, the bass player, wanted to release Never Again but the record label and bandmates decided "How You Remind Me" would be more appropriate. In July 2001, Nickelback sent "How You Remind Me" to radio stations. In August that year, Nickelback played their first German tour. In early September, the band set out to tour with their friends in 3 Doors Down. While on tour, "How You Remind Me" reached number one on both the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and the Modern Rock Tracks chart before Silver Side Up was officially released. Silver Side Up's lead single's success catapulted The State back onto the Billboard charts. Release and chart performance[edit] Silver Side Up was released on September 11, 2001. The album entered the Billboard 200, peaking at number two behind The Blueprint by American rapper Jay-Z and surpassing their previous album, The State, which peaked at 130. Silver Side Up peaked at number 2 in the Billboard 200 and number one in the Canadian albums chart, becoming Nickelback's first album to enter the Canadian albums chart. The band decided to tour with Default and others in late 2001. Silver Side Up received Platinum status from the RIAA, becoming Nickelback's first album to attain Platinum status. In Canada it also reached Platinum status, surpassing The State, which went Gold Status in January 2001. By late 2001, "How You Remind Me" had already become a massive hit. The music video for the song was heavily played on MTV and other channels. In December 2001, "How You Remind Me" peaked at number one in the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for four weeks. The song stayed in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 consecutive weeks. By the end of 2001, Silver Side Up had been awarded double platinum by the RIAA. Follow-up singles were "Too Bad" and "Never Again", both of which reached number one on the rock charts, but failed to achieve the same success as "How You Remind Me". In 2002 Nickelback toured worldwide to support Silver Side Up; they filmed a concert at their homes, which the band released on DVD as Live at Home. The band won many Juno Awards and a lot of Billboard Music Awards. "How You Remind Me" became the number one song of the Hot 100 of the year for 2002. By early 2003, the band was nominated for the American Music Awards. The band also played at the American Music Awards. Silver Side Up was certified 6x Multi Platinum by the RIAA and 8x Multi Platinum by the CRIA. In the United Kingdom, the album has sold over 1,117,000 copies as of June 2017.[14] Singles[edit] The tracks released from Silver Side Up as singles were "How You Remind Me", "Too Bad", and "Never Again". The most successful of these was "How You Remind Me", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.[15] Reception[edit] Even though Silver Side Up was initially released the same day as the September 11 attacks, the album had sold 5,666,000 copies in the U.S., as of December 22, 2010 (more than nine years after the attacks).[16] According to IFPI, over 2,000,000 copies of the album were sold in Europe and over 8,000,000 copies were sold worldwide by 2002. It was ranked 47th on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade.[17] As of October 2014[update] Silver Side Up has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.[citation needed] Track listing[edit] All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger; all music composed by Nickelback.

No. Title Length

1. "Never Again" 4:20

2. "How You Remind Me" 3:43

3. "Woke Up This Morning" 3:50

4. "Too Bad" 3:52

5. "Just For" 4:03

6. "Hollywood" 3:04

7. "Money Bought" 3:24

8. "Where Do I Hide" 3:38

9. "Hangnail" 3:54

10. "Good Times Gone (Including Hidden Track "Hesher")" 7:20

Total length: 39:08



Chad Kroeger – Lead vocals, lead guitar (guitar solo on "Too Bad"[18], "Hollywood", and "Where Do I Hide"[19]), talk-box on "Woke Up This Morning" Ryan Peake – Rhythm guitar, backing vocals Mike Kroeger – Bass guitar Ryan Vikedal – Drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Ian Thornley – Slide guitar on "Good Times Gone"


Bryan Coleman – Management for Union Entertainment Group Ron Burman – A&R Ralph James (Canada), Steve Kaui (US), Geoff Meall (UK) – Booking for The Agency Group Jonathan Simkin – Legal Representation for Simkin & Co.


Daniel Moss – Photography www.amoebacorp.com – Album Design, Illustration


Rick Parashar – Producer Randy Staub – Mixing at Armoury Studios, Vancouver, BC Geoff Ott – Digital editing George Marino – Mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC Joey Moi – Engineer Pat "Sajak" Sharman – Assistant engineer Alex Aligizakis – Assistant mixing engineer, Pro Tools operator Kristina Ardron & Kevin Fairbairn – Assistant engineers

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001-02) Peak position

Australian Albums Chart[20] 5

Austrian Albums Chart[7] 1

Belgian Albums Chart 2

Canadian Albums Chart[6] 1

Danish Albums Chart[21] 4

Denmark Albums Chart 4

Dutch Albums Chart[22] 15

Finnish Albums Chart[23] 8

French Albums Chart[24] 15

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[25] 4

Irish Albums Chart[8] 1

Italian Albums Chart[26] 10

Norwegian Albums Chart[27] 13

New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 1

Swedish Albums Chart[28] 2

Swiss Albums Chart[29] 4

UK Albums (OCC)[10] 1

UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[30] 1

US Billboard 200[6] 2

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position

U.S. Billboard 200 47


Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia (ARIA)[31] 2× Platinum 1,140,000^

Austria (IFPI Austria)[32] Platinum 40,000*

Belgium (BEA)[33] Gold 25,000*

Canada (Music Canada)[34] 8× Platinum 800,000^

France (SNEP)[35] Gold 100,000*

Germany (BVMI)[36] Platinum 300,000^

Macao (IFPI Macao)[37] 3× Platinum 90,000[37]

Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Platinum 80,000^

New Zealand (RMNZ)[39] Gold 7,500^

Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[40] Platinum 40,000^

United Kingdom (BPI)[41] 3× Platinum 1,117,454[14]

United States (RIAA)[42] 6× Platinum 6,000,000^


Europe (IFPI)[43] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone


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Chad Kroeger Ryan Peake Mike Kroeger Daniel Adair

Brandon Kroeger Mitch Guindon Ryan Vikedal

Studio albums

Curb The State Silver Side Up The Long Road All the Right Reasons Dark Horse Here and Now No Fixed Address Feed the Machine


Three-Sided Coin The Best of Nickelback Volume 1

Extended plays



"Fly" "Leader of Men" "Old Enough" "Breathe" "How You Remind Me" "Too Bad" "Never Again" "Someday" "Figured You Out" "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good" "Because of You" "Photograph" "Animals" "Savin' Me" "Far Away" "Rockstar" "If Everyone Cared" "Side of a Bullet" "Gotta Be Somebody" "Something in Your Mouth" "If Today Was Your Last Day" "I'd Come for You" "Burn It to the Ground" "Never Gonna Be Alone" "Shakin' Hands" "This Afternoon" "When We Stand Together" "Bottoms Up" "This Means War" "Lullaby" "Trying Not to Love You" "Edge of a Revolution" "What Are You Waiting For?" "Million Miles an Hour" "She Keeps Me Up" "Satellite" "Get 'Em Up" "Dirty Laundry" "Feed the Machine" "Song on Fire"

Video albums

Live at Home The Videos Live at Sturgis 2006

Concert tours

The Long Road Tour All the Right Reasons Tour Dark Horse Tour Here and Now Tour No Fixed Address Tour Feed the Machine Tour

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