The Long Road

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The Long Road
Studio album by Nickelback
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded December 2002- April 2003
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock, alternative metal, hard rock
Length 40:27
59:47 (bonus tracks)
Label Roadrunner
Producer Nickelback, Joey Moi
Nickelback chronology
Silver Side Up
(2001)
The Long Road
(2003)
All the Right Reasons
(2005)
Singles from The Long Road
  1. "Someday"
    Released: August 5, 2003
  2. "Figured You Out"
    Released: December 2, 2003
  3. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"
    Released: June 15, 2004
  4. "Because of You"
    Released: September 7, 2004
  5. "See You at the Show"
    Released: December 17, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

The Long Road is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 23, 2003.

The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011.[5] It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in the year 2003, was only the album to have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.[6] It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was ranked #157 on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade.[7]

It is the band's last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer.

Country music singer Travis Tritt released a cover version of the track "Should've Listened" on his August 2007 album, The Storm.

The songs "Flat on the Floor" and "Believe It or Not" are featured in the game FlatOut 2.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition

All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger except "Someday" by Ryan Peake, Chad Kroeger & Mike Kroeger and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" by Bernie Taupin, all music composed by Nickelback except "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" by Elton John.

No. Title Length
1. "Flat on the Floor"   2:02
2. "Do This Anymore"   4:03
3. "Someday"   3:27
4. "Believe It or Not"   4:07
5. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"   4:16
6. "Because of You"   3:30
7. "Figured You Out"   3:48
8. "Should've Listened"   3:42
9. "Throw Yourself Away"   3:55
10. "Another Hole in the Head"   3:35
11. "See You at the Show"   4:04
Total length:
40:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 6
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums[8] 6
Canadian Albums Chart[8] 1
Australian Albums Chart[9] 4
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 3
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 4
Denmark Albums Chart[9] 16
Danish Albums Chart 16
Irish Albums Chart[9] 9
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 27
Italian Albums Chart[9] 11
Belgian Albums Chart[9] 29
Norwegian Albums Chart[9] 38
Portugal Albums Chart[9] 29
Netherlands Albums Chart[9] 11
French Albums Chart[9] 39
UK Albums Chart 5

The Long Road was recorded at famed Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia. Music executive Bryant K. Oden served as A&R Consultant to Greenhouse Studios during the recording process of The Long Road.

Singles[edit]

Single information
"Someday"
"Figured You Out"
  • Released: January, 2004 (US, Australia)
  • Chart position:
    • 1 (U.S. Main Rock)
    • 4 (U.S. Modern Rock)
    • 10 (Australia)
    • 65 (U.S.)
"Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"
  • Released:March, 2004
  • Chart position:
    • 3 (U.S Main Rock)
    • 23 (U.S. Modern Rock)
    • 39 (UK)
    • 40 (Australia)
    • 48 (US)
"Because of You"
  • Released: 2004 (US, Canada)
  • Chart position:
    • 6 (U.S. Main Rock)
"See You at the Show"
  • Released: June 14, 2004 (US, Canada)
  • Chart position:
    • -

Personnel[edit]

  • Chad Kroeger – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Ryan Peake – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Kroeger – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ryan Vikedal – drums

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[10] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] Gold  
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Germany (BVMI)[13] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[14] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 157

Tour[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Long Road Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Long Road - Nickelback > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (September 26, 2003). "The Long Road review". Entertainment Weekly (730). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Long Road". Rolling Stone. November 13, 2003. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Grein, Paul (13 April 2011). "Week Ending April 10, 2011. Albums: Adele Is Everywhere". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Billboard 200: Week of October 11, 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Best of the 2000s: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard.com. Showing 141-160. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Nickleback > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Nickleback - The Long Road". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Nickelback in the field Interpret. Enter The Long Road in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Nickelback; 'The Long Road')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Long Road in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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