When We Stand Together

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"When We Stand Together"
Single by Nickelback
from the album Here and Now
Released September 26, 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011 Mountain View Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:10
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, Joey Moi
Producer(s) Nickelback, Joey Moi
Nickelback singles chronology
"This Afternoon"
(2010)
"When We Stand Together"
(2011)
"Bottoms Up"
(2011)
Music video
"When We Stand Together" on YouTube

"When We Stand Together" is the lead single by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their seventh studio album, Here and Now.

Release[edit]

"When We Stand Together", along with "Bottoms Up" were made free for listening on the band's official website on September 22, 2011.[1] Both songs were released as singles on September 26 and available for download on September 27. The music video was released on November 3, 2011.

"When We Stand Together" was used for the theme song of WWE's Tribute to the Troops. The band also performed this song at the event.

Boxer Lucian Bute came out to the ring with this song before his World Title fight with Carl Froch on May 26, 2012.

Music video[edit]

The official video was directed by Justin Francis and made its debut on November 3, 2011, on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1.[2]

As of February 2013, the music video has more than 60 million views on YouTube[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"When We Stand Together" debuted at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then, sales picked up and it peak a new position at number 44. Despite that, the song was a critical success, peaking at number 10 on their native home Canada. It peaked number 2 on Finland becoming their biggest hit on the country. Beating "How You Remind Me" to take that spot which "How You Remind Me" peaked number 18 on the chart. The song also peaked at the top 10 in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Austria. Overall, the song was a much bigger single than any other single that was on the Dark Horse album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Chad Kroeger- Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar
  • Mike Kroeger- Bass Guitar, backing vocals
  • Daniel Adair- Drums, backing vocals
  • Ryan Peake- Acoustic guitar, backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 8
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 10
Canadian Active Rock (America's Music Charts) 38
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 48
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 24
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 6
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[11] 7
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[12] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 33
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 11
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[16] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 31
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[18] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[21] 41
UK Rock Chart[22] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 44
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[24] 12
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[25] 13
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[26] 30

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Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Australia[27] Platinum January 2012 70,000
Canada[28] Platinum December 23, 2011 80,000
Denmark[29] Gold February 28, 2014 15,000
Finland[30] Gold 2012 5,000
Germany[31] Gold 2012 150,000
Switzerland[32] Gold February, 2012 15,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Nickelback Album ‘Here And Now’ Coming November 21, 2011". Nickelback.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.vh1.com/video/nickelback/706818/when-we-stand-together.jhtml
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RbWuFll0Y&ob=av2e
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nickelback – When We Stand Together" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nickelback – When We Stand Together" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201202 into search.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "Nickelback: When We Stand Together" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "http://www.billboard.com/artist/312256/nickelback/chart". Billboard.com. 
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Nickelback, Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Nickelback search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nickelback – When We Stand Together" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". VG-lista.
  16. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 11-11-19". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  18. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201151 into search.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". Singles Top 60.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Nickelback, theofficialcharts.com". theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Nickelback, bbc.co.uk". http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rocksingles. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  24. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/312256/nickelback/chart
  25. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/Nickelback-Streaming-Entire-Here-And-Now-Album-On-iTunes-Store-23744.aspx |title=Nickelback Streaming Entire Here And Now Album On iTunes Store! |publisher=RoadRunnerRecords.com |date= |accessdate=November 15, 2011
  26. ^ "Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Debuts On Pop Songs, Lady Gaga Leads Dance/Club Play Songs". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-10-17. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  28. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Nickelback – When We Stand Together". Music Canada. 
  29. ^ "Certificeringer". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  30. ^ http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/artistit/nickelback
  31. ^ http://www.musikindustrie.de/no_cache/gold_platin_datenbank/#topSearch
  32. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Nickelback; 'When We Stand Together')". Hung Medien. 

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