"Something in Your Mouth" is the second single released from Canadian rock band Nickelback's sixth studio album Dark Horse. The song was released as a digital download to the U.S. iTunes store on October 28, 2008. The song is much heavier than the first single "Gotta Be Somebody". It was officially released as the second single to rock radio only on December 15, 2008, similar to the release of "Animals" from their previous album All the Right Reasons.
"Something in Your Mouth" sees Nickelback returning to a hard rock sound with adult themed lyrics, similar to past hits "Animals" and "Figured You Out". The song is very fast paced with a prominent guitar riff, and describes a girl who teases the guys with suggestive dancing and sexual innuendos, with the line 'something in your mouth' being left open to various interpretations.
In an recent interview, Kroeger stated one of the guitar riffs had come to him while on tour. He recorded the riff onto his cellphone and sent it to the producer, Mutt Lange, who put a microphone up to his own cellphone and recorded the sent guitar riff. The cellphone recording is the exact same recording used on the album, never being re-recorded in a studio.
Following the song's release onto iTunes, "Something In Your Mouth" rose as high as #28 on the top selling songs, causing it to debut at #96 the following week on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the second song from Dark Horse to chart. The song also debuted at #71 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaked at #48.
The song debuted at #31 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, over a month before its official add date. It rose to #16 the following week, and climbed into the top ten in its fourth week, still ahead of its official release date. On the March 7th, 2009 issuing of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, the single officially topped the chart, becoming Nickelback's seventh career #1 on this format, and their first since "Animals" hit #1 in 2006. The song also at debuted at #40 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, and has risen to #21 so far.
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