All the Right Reasons

All the Right Reasons
All the Right Reasons
Studio album by Nickelback
Released October 4, 2005
July 10, 2007 (special edition)
Recorded January–May 2005 at Mountainview Studios, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Genre Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Pop rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock[1]
Length 41:33
Label Roadrunner
Producer Nickelback, Joey Moi
Nickelback chronology
The Long Road
All the Right Reasons
Dark Horse
Singles from All the Right Reasons
  1. "Photograph"
    Released: September 20, 2005
  2. "Animals"
    Released: November 8, 2005
  3. "Savin' Me"
    Released: April 25, 2006
  4. "Far Away"
    Released: February 13, 2006
  5. "Rockstar"
    Released: August 22, 2006
  6. "If Everyone Cared"
    Released: November 28, 2006
  7. "Side of a Bullet"
    Released: March 15, 2007

All the Right Reasons is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on October 4, 2005. It is the band's first album with former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair, who replaced Ryan Vikedal in January 2005. The album topped the Canadian Albums Chart and the American Billboard 200 albums chart and has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide as of late 2008, being the best selling Nickelback album to date according to certifications from the CRIA, the RIAA and the BPI. Seven singles were released from the album. The album re-entered the Finland Albums Chart 5 years after its release, setting also a new peak position, at #21.

All the Right Reasons was certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA on October 7, 2009, making it one of the top 200 best-selling albums of all time in the US. In the US, All the Right Reasons had sold 7,472,000 copies as of April, 2011.[2] In Canada All the Right Reasons was certified 7x Platinum by the CRIA in March 2010.


Commercial performance

The album was the third straight No. 1 album for the band in their native Canada selling more than 60,000 copies in its first week topping their previous #1 albums Silver Side Up and The Long Road (selling 43,000 and 45,000 copies). The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 323,350 copies in its first week in the United States.[3] In the United States the album to date has sold over 7 million copies and was found again inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in its 99th, 100th, 101st, and 102nd weeks on the chart. The album had never been below #30 on the Billboard 200 in 110 weeks,[4] making Nickelback the first act to have an album in the top thirty of the Billboard 200 for its first 100 weeks since Shania Twain's album, "Come on Over" stayed in the top thirty for 123 consecutive weeks following its release.

In addition the album has spawned five top twenty Hot 100 singles in the U.S., ("Photograph", "Savin' Me", "Far Away", "If Everyone Cared", and "Rockstar"), making it one of only a handful of rock albums to ever produce five or more top twenty U.S. hits. "Photograph", "Far Away", and "Rockstar" were all top ten singles on the Hot 100, making Nickelback the first rock band of 2000s to have three top ten hits from the same album.[5]

In the UK, the album opened its chart run at #13 before quickly leaving the top 75 with no top 20 singles, with "Savin' Me" being their first to miss the top 75 altogether. While being their smallest-selling UK album since "Curb", it experienced, in early 2008, a resurrection due to the single "Rockstar" becoming Nickelback's highest charting single ever in the UK. The album has now outpeaked its previous peak of #13, reaching #2 and has since been certified Platinum.[6]

It was ranked #13 on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade.[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[8]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[9]
Mojo 2/5 stars[10]
The New York Times .5/5 stars[11]
Q 2/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[13]

In contrast to its high sales, All the Right Reasons received a "mixed to negative score" of 41 based on 9 critics and a 4.2 out of 10 from users on Metacritic, making it the 21st lowest rated album since records on the site began.[14] Despite the mostly negative reviews, Entertainment Weekly explained the album's success this way: "What if Nickelback's decision to let the music speak for itself is, ironically, their biggest selling point of all?"[15]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger; all music composed by Nickelback.

Standard Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Follow You Home"   4:20
2. "Fight for All the Wrong Reasons"   3:43
3. "Photograph"   4:19
4. "Animals"   3:06
5. "Savin' Me"   3:39
6. "Far Away"   3:58
7. "Next Contestant"   3:35
8. "Side of a Bullet"   3:00
9. "If Everyone Cared"   3:38
10. "Someone That You're With"   4:01
11. "Rockstar"   4:14
Total length:
Australian Edition
  1. "Someday" – 3:25 (live acoustic version)
Japanese Edition
  1. "We Will Rock You" – 2:00 (Queen cover)
  2. Follow You Home (live) 4:39

Special Edition

The Special Edition of this album was released on July 10, 2007. It features in 2-Disc set: Exclusive live bonus track of "Photograph", Nickelback wallpaper, plus three previously unreleased live tracks, and one remix version of "Photograph". Bonus DVD includes four videos, behind-the-scenes tour diary, and interviews.

Special Edition
  1. "Photograph" (live)
  2. "Animals" (live)
  3. "Follow You Home" (live)
Wal-Mart Exclusive Special Edition
  1. "Never Again" (live)
Special Edition DVD
  1. "Photograph" (music video)
  2. "Savin' Me" (music video)
  3. "Far Away" (music video)
  4. "If Everyone Cared" (music video)
  5. Behind-the-scenes tour diary
  6. Interviews


Chart (2005/2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Canada Albums Chart 1
UK Rock Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums 1
Australian Albums Chart 2
UK Album Chart 2
Germany Albums Chart 4
Switzerland Albums Chart 4
Irish Albums Chart 4
Austria Albums Chart 7
European Top 100 Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 9
Top Internet Albums 12
Top Digital Albums 15
Netherlands Albums Chart 20
Finland Albums Chart 21
Sweden Albums Chart 22
Italian Albums Chart 31
Denmark Albums Chart 32
Belgium Albums Chart 35
France Albums Chart 67
  • "Next Contestant" had been performed live several years before the release of this album.
  • "Follow You Home" and "Rockstar" feature vocals and guitar from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
  • "Side of a Bullet" contains lyrics dedicated to Dimebag Darrell and a guitar solo from the Far Beyond Driven era of Dimebag's band, Pantera.
  • "We Will Rock You" is a Queen cover and is available exclusively from Wal-Mart (a download voucher was inserted in the packaging for instore sales or the song could be downloaded with complete album download purchase from the Website).
  • Wal-Mart also bundled an exclusive DVD, "Nickelback - Photo Album", with the album when it was released.
  • The car driving down the highway on the cover is a black 1960 Ford Thunderbird.
  • "Savin' Me" is used on The Condemned movie soundtrack.


Session musicians
  • Billy Gibbons – guitar and backing vocals on "Follow You Home" and "Rockstar"
  • Timmy Dawson – piano on "Savin' Me" and "If Everyone Cared"
  • Brian Larson – strings on "Far Away"
  • Dimebag Darrellguitar solo (sample) on "Side of a Bullet"
  • Chris Gestrin – organ on "Rockstar"
Additional personnel
  • Joey Moi – production, engineering, digital editing
  • Randy Staub – mixing
  • Mike Shipley – mixing on "Photograph" and "Far Away"
  • Zach Blackstone – mixing assistance
  • Brian Wohlgemuth – mixing assistance on "Photograph" and "Far Away"
  • Ryan Andersen – digital editing
  • Ted Jensenmastering
  • Richard Beland – photography
  • Kevin Estrada – photography

Worldwide certifications

  • USA: 8 × Platinum [16]
  • Canada: 7 × Platinum [17]
  • Australia: 4 × Platinum [18]
  • New Zealand: 4 × Platinum [19]
  • Switzerland: 3 × Platinum [20]
  • UK: 2 × Platinum [21]
  • Germany: 3 × Gold [22]
  • Austria: Gold [23]
  • Worldwide sales: 11,000,000+ copies


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Nickelback: All the Right Reasons > Review" at Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (13 April 2011). "Week Ending April 10, 2011. Albums: Adele Is Everywhere". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chart Date: 10/10/2005". Previous Album Sales Chart. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nickelback - All The Right Reasons". Music Charts. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
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  15. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (1 October 2007). "Hard Rock Cachet". Entertainment Weekly (#956). ISSN 1049-0434.,,20057926,00.html. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Nickelback – All the Right Reasons". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - March 2010". CRIA. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  19. ^ "RIANZ". RIANZ. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Nickelback; 'All the Right Reasons')". Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Nickelback – All the Right Reasons". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  Enter All the Right Reasons in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  22. ^ "German album certifications – Nickelback – All the Right Reasons" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  23. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Nickelback – All the Right Reasons" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Nickelback in the field Interpret. Enter All the Right Reasons in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen

External links

Preceded by
All Jacked Up by Gretchen Wilson
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 22, 2005
Succeeded by
Unplugged by Alicia Keys

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