Nickelback: the Marmite of musicians. The breakers of friendships; the makers of enemies. There is no band more divisive than this Canadian four-piece, and yet Nickelback have remained in the rock pantheon ever since releasing the deathless earworm Rockstar. Ignoring the haters and selling truckloads of records to fiercely committed fans, frontman Chad Kroeger has confidently led the groups through country, nu metal and pop-rock. These 20 best Nickelback songs are a reminder of what they really are: the creators of great rock music
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20: Just For (from ‘Silver Side Up’, 2001)
Originally released on Nickelback’s debut album, Curb, Just For was re-recorded for their major-label breakthrough, 2001’s Silver Side Up. Opening with some seriously sultry vocal delivery, its jaunty guitars and rampant drums find a balance between rock and grunge – with a slight lean towards the former – making it a standout among the best Nickelback songs.