Lullaby (Nickelback song)

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"Lullaby"
Single by Nickelback
from the album Here and Now
Released February 24, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011 Mountain View Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:48 (Album version)
3:39 (Radio Edit)
Label Roadrunner
Producer(s) Nickelback
Nickelback singles chronology
"This Means War"
(2012)
"Lullaby"
(2012)
"Trying Not to Love You"
(2012)

"Lullaby" is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in February 2012 as the fourth single from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lullaby", directed by Nigel Dick, was shot in a factory in California[1] on January 28, 2012.[2] It premiered on March 22 on VH1.[3]

The video features a constructed narrative interspersed with shots of the band performing in a cavernous building. It also returns to the emotionally-wrenching stories, the band had previously used in previous music videos such as "Someday", "Never Gonna Be Alone" and "Far Away". In the story a pregnant woman is rushed down a hospital corridor, ready to give birth. The baby is soon delivered, but the new mother dies moments later. Now left to raise his child alone, the father (played by Justin James Hughes) struggles to keep his life together. One day as he settles the child down, his phone slips from his pocket, and he finds a video of his wife that was shot while she was heavily pregnant. After showing it to the child, he feels confident enough to raise the child alone, and crumples up the adoption pamphlet he'd picked up before leaving the hospital.

A performance-only version of the video was also distributed amongst other channels, such as Kerrang! TV in the United Kingdom, that remove the narrative altogether.

Track listing[edit]

CD Single (RR 3618-2)
  1. "Lullaby" 3:48
  2. "If Today Was Your Last Day" 4:08
Promo CD Single (PRO16951)
  1. "Lullaby" (Pop Mix Edit) 3:28
  2. "Lullaby" (Pop Mix) 3:38
  3. "Lullaby" (Album Version) 3:48

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 58
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 27
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 3
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 52
Canadian Adult Contemporary 21
Germany (Media Control AG)[6] 36
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[7] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 99
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 45
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 194
UK Rock (The Official Charts Company) 3
US Billboard Hot 100 89
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[10] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 47

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Australia[11] Gold 2012 35,000
Canada[12] Gold August 27, 2012 40,000

Personnel[edit]

  • Chad Kroeger – lead vocals
  • Mike Kroeger – bass
  • Daniel Adair – drums, backing vocals
  • Ryan Peake – piano, backing vocals
  • Rob Dawson - acoustic guitar

References[edit]

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