Rockstar (4:16)

Cover of All The Right Reasons

From All The Right Reasons and 47 other releases

“Rockstar” is the fifth U.S. single (although later re-released) by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their 2005 fifth studio album All the Right Reasons. It was only released in the U.S. and Canada, and has since been re-released worldwide. Spoken-word vocals between each verse are provided by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

During the song’s original release “Far Away” was more successful on the U.S. Hot 100 and U.S. Pop charts, while “Rockstar” instead found moderate success on the rock charts. It peaked at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #37 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It entered the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #54, during its original run. Because the song was released so close together with “Far Away” the band opted to shoot a video for “Far Away” and a video for “Rockstar” was not originally made.

The song was re-shipped to radio for ads on 5 June 2007, and a video was made to accompany the re-release. Since its re-release, the song has experienced great mainstream success, and has become active on most charts again, reaching new peaks on numerous charts like The Hot 100, the Adult Top 40, and Pop 100. It has also registered on charts it didn’t the first time, such as the Pop 100 Airplay. The song climbed as high as #3 on iTunes top 100 selling songs as well as #1 on the chart of the most downloaded music video on iTunes. When iTunes released their Top Sellers of 2007, “Rockstar” was the 14th best selling digital song of 2007, and the “Rockstar” video was the #1 selling music video on iTunes for 2007.

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I'm through with standin' in lines to clubs I'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth and I'm never gonna win
This life hasn't turned out
Quite the way I want it to be

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  • MrShayton

    Fucking Great Song.

    9 Nov 4:49pm Reply
  • tygergurl72

    This song cracks me up. Video is awesome too...a bunch of it shot in Chicago as well as around the world...which is just cool. :)

    23 Oct 8:28pm Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    THESE BOYS ARE JUST GREAT

    19 Sep 12:39pm Reply
  • JosiLehmann

    Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar!:)

    29 Aug 7:39pm Reply
  • randorolian

    As a 12 year old, this was my fucking jam.

    7 Apr 11:27pm Reply
  • sugarbaby2014

    cool song!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Mar 11:48pm Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    JUST TOUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 Mar 6:28pm Reply
  • KammanderKool

    Coach Humphry's song, he always played this during class. :-)

    23 Jan 2:53am Reply
  • lawrencegillies

    This song is a guilty pleasure of mine....

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DBAJerry

    Some of the best lyrics ever written for a rock song. Hard to believe I only have 41 scrobbles for this track.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DxWxTx

    I remember listening to this song when I was nine years old.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    I'm not sure what to think. I like this song, but Jesus teaches us not to be greedy and serve money as our master.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    Love it <2

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PainfulLuxury

    :'D

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nellykfurtado

    I love it. My fav by their!

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mainedcfan

    Their hottest song!

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NBOTTB

    This was the first song I heard by Nickelback, although I didn't know who it was, I remember hearing it on the radio!! Love it!!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • CadetLitchfield

    Classic Nickelback

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Yskewin

    This song gives me good energy.

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Great tune

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
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