I'd Come for You

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"I'd Come for You"
Single by Nickelback
from the album Dark Horse
Released March 23, 2009
Recorded 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Genre Post-grunge
Length 4:22 (Album Version)
3:58 (Edited Version)
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Chad Kroeger
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Nickelback singles chronology
"If Today Was Your Last Day"
(2008)
"I'd Come for You"
(2009)
"Burn It to the Ground"
(2009)
Music video
"I'd Come For You" on YouTube

"I'd Come for You" is the second European single (fourth in Canada) from Nickelback's 2008 album Dark Horse. The song is a power ballad and was written by the band and Mutt Lange. It was released March 23, 2009. "If Today Was Your Last Day" served as the third single instead in North America (after "Gotta Be Somebody" and the rock radio-only single "Something in Your Mouth").

Music video[edit]

In an interview Chad Kroeger said they wanted to get Kevin Costner to star as the father in the video. Costner asked Chad Kroeger to be in one of their videos when they met previously. But when shooting for the video came along he was unable to make it.

Jessa Danielson, Don Broach and Craig Anderson play the three roles in the video. The video was shot in late January, 2009 with long-time collaborator Nigel Dick directing the video. The video was released on March 23, 2009, in Canada. The video shows a father arriving home to find his daughter on her way out to go on a date with her boyfriend. Later on the boyfriend tries to sexually assault the daughter who makes two frantic calls to her father, one a text message with the same numbers, 77, in a photograph of the daughter and the father by a baseball field. He realizes she is in a situation at the baseball ground, therefore he goes looking for her. He arrives in time to pull the young man out of the car and punch him twice, then drives off with her crying in his arms.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'd Come For You" (Album Version)
  2. "I'd Come For You" (Edit)

German Track Listing[edit]

  1. "I'd Come For You" (Edit)
  2. "Far Away" (Live At Sturgis 2006)

Chart performance[edit]

"I'd Come for You" experienced chart success prior to its release as a single. Following Dark Horse's release, the song climbed as high as #14 on the U.S. iTunes Store, fueling a #44 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. It also debuted the same week at #53 on the Canadian Hot 100 and re-entered the chart months later rising to #29. The song also peaked to #1 on the UK Rock Chart.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008–09)[1] Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 22
Austrian Singles Chart 37
Bulgarian Singles Chart 39
Canadian Hot 100 29
Czech Airplay Chart 41
Dutch Top 40 20
German Singles Chart 39
Slovak Airplay Chart 72
Swiss Singles Chart 38
UK Singles Chart 67
UK Rock Chart 1
US Billboard Hot 100 44

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Preceded by
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
UK Rock Chart number-one single
29 March 2009 - 12 April 2009
Succeeded by
"Mercury Summer" by Fightstar