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"Never Gonna Be Alone"
Never Gonna Be Alone by Nickelback.jpg.png
Single by Nickelback
from the album Dark Horse
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
FormatDigital download
RecordedMarch–July 2008
StudioMountain View Studios
Length3:47
LabelRoadrunner
Writer(s)
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Chad Kroeger
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Nickelback singles chronology

"Never Gonna Be Alone" is a song recorded by Canadian rock group Nickelback for their sixth studio album, Dark Horse (2008). It was written by frontman Chad Kroeger with the record's producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange. "Never Gonna Be Alone" was released to American radio on September 29, 2009 as the album's sixth overall single and third US pop single.[1]

Deemed one of the album's best songs by critics,[2] "Never Gonna Be Alone" became the group's tenth top 10 Adult Pop hit.[3]

Contents

  • 1 Composition
  • 2 Background and release
  • 3 Commercial performance
  • 4 Music video
    • 4.1 Synopsis
  • 5 Use in media
  • 6 Charts
    • 6.1 Weekly charts
    • 6.2 Year end charts
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Composition

"Never Gonna Be Alone" is a ballad composed by Chad Kroeger and Mutt Lange.[4] Kroeger's vocal style on the song is influenced by country music.[5] The song's lyrics speak of love or spirituality and find the narrator asking for a second chance.[6][2] According to the sheet music published by Alfred Publishing Co., "Never Gonna Be Alone" was composed in the key of E major and is set in common time to a "moderately slow" tempo of approximately 69 BPM.[7] The song has a one octave vocal range, from B4 to B5.[7]

Background and release

The song made its North American debut on Montreal hot adult contemporary radio station CJFM-FM in December 2008 before its release as a single and later went into rotation on other Canadian stations. Roadrunner Records officially serviced the song to American contemporary hit radio on September 29, 2009.[1] "Never Gonna Be Alone" serves as the third pop single in the US (after "Gotta Be Somebody" and "If Today Was Your Last Day") and fourth in Canada (including "I'd Come for You").

Commercial performance

"Never Gonna Be Alone" debuted at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated December 6, 2008 following the release of Dark Horse due to strong digital sales.[8] The song re-entered the Hot 100 at 96 on the chart dated November 21, 2009 after it was released as a single.[9] It later reached a peak position of 58 on the chart dated January 9, 2010.[10] The song reached the top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs chart in December 2009, becoming the group's tenth single to accomplish that feat. With the song's placement, Nickelback tied Goo Goo Dolls for the most top 10 singles on the chart in the 2000s decade.[3] "Never Gonna Be Alone" peaked at number 5 on the chart dated January 30, 2010, making it the group's ninth top 5 hit ("Rockstar" peaked just outside the top 5 at number 6 in 2006).[11]

In Canada, the song likewise entered the Canadian Hot 100 chart upon the release of Dark Horse, debuting at number 69 on the chart dated December 6, 2008.[12] It re-entered the chart at the same position on the chart dated November 21, 2009 before reaching a peak position of 25 on the chart dated January 30, 2010.[13][14]

Music video

The music video was directed by Nigel Dick and premiered on November 10, 2009 on the social media accounts of Roadrunner Records.[15] It began airing on VH1 and Fuse on November 23.[16] The video tells the story of a young woman (played by Emily Bett Rickards) who has lost her father and depicts the love between the two.[6]

Synopsis

The video opens with the young woman in a limousine being taken to her wedding. She is holding a fake blue flower with her bouquet. As she walks down the aisle, she looks back at her mother and father, who are smiling proudly. The video uses a series of flashbacks – the woman's high school graduation, her father seeing her off to prom, and her father teaching her how to ride a bike – to highlight the shared memories between the two. A final flashback shows the father's funeral, where it is revealed that he passed when she was just a little girl. At the funeral, the girl holds two fake flowers in her hand, one yellow and one blue. She tosses the yellow one into her father's grave.

The events in the flashbacks are shown again from a different perspective; each time the girl looks up at her father and sees him disappear in a shimmer of light. Back at the wedding, the girl is still looking back, seeing her father's ghost surrounded in light. The girl places the blue flower in her new husband's breast pocket, and the two wed. As they are leaving the church, the video cuts to her father once more, smiling proudly. He disappears for the final time, his daughter now fully grown up. Throughout, the video is intercut with scenes of the band singing in a room with a large, light-filled backdrop.

Use in media

The song is featured on the soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera, Caminho das Índias.[17]

References

  1. ^ a b "R&R :: Going For Adds :: CHR/Top 40". Radio & Records. Archived from the original on June 5, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (November 16, 2008). "Critics' Choice: New CDs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Trust, Gary (December 9, 2009). "Chart Beat Wednesday: Plumb, Lady Antebellum, Nickelback". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ ""Never Gonna Be Alone" at BMI". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dr Dave De Sylvia (November 19, 2008). "Review: Nickelback - Dark Horse". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Lugardo, Sara (April 22, 2016). "The top 10 best Nickelback songs". AXS TV. 2929 Entertainment. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Nickelback "Never Gonna Be Alone" Sheet Music in E Major". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing, Co. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of December 6, 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of November 21, 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of January 9, 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Nickelback – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Billboard Canadian Hot 100: The Week of December 6, 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Billboard Canadian Hot 100: The Week of November 21, 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Canadian Hot 100: The Week of January 30, 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ Roadrunner Records (November 10, 2009). "Nickelback - Never Gonna Be Alone [OFFICIAL VIDEO]" (video). YouTube. Google. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (November 19, 2009). "Nickleback returning to Tulsa's BOK Center". News OK. The Oklahoman. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Nickelback - IMDb". IMDb. Amazon.com. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Report (Issue #1044)" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nickelback – Never Gonna Be Alone" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  20. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Nickelback – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Nickelback search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  23. ^ "Nickelback – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  24. ^ "Nickelback – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  25. ^ "Nickelback – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  26. ^ "Nickelback – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Nickelback. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  27. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs - Year-End 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Adult Pop Songs - Year-End 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
   

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