Leader of Men

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"Leader of Men"
Single by Nickelback
from the album The State
Released March 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
(See release history)
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Post-grunge[1]
Length 3:30
Label Roadrunner
Nickelback singles chronology
"Leader of Men"
"Old Enough"
Music video
"Leader of Men" on YouTube

"Leader of Men" is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in March 2000 as lead single from the 2000 album, The State. It served to be Nickelback breakthrough hit single. The music video was the band playing in the recording room while outside a riot was taking place. The band's first successful single, the song reached the US rock charts, peaking at number eight on Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 21 on Modern Rock Tracks. It remained in the top ten of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 weeks straight.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Leader Of Men" featured Nickelback playing in the recording studio while outside a riot was taking place. In the music video there are two army side and the band see playing in there. At one part Chad Kroeger breaks his guitar by smashing it in a mirror. The video ends with Chad Kroeger breaking his guitar and nobody outside.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Leader of Men"
  2. "Leader of Men" (Acoustic)
  3. "Just Four" (Curb Version) [Also on Silver Side Up]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Canadian RPM Rock/Alternative Chart 11
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 8
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 21

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 27