Animals (Nickelback song)

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Animals Nickelback song.jpg
Single by Nickelback
from the album All the Right Reasons
ReleasedNovember 8, 2005
FormatRadio single
RecordedJanuary–May 2005 at Mountainview Studios, Abbotsford, British Columbia
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Songwriter(s)Daniel Adair, Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger,
Nickelback singles chronology
"Savin' Me"

"Animals" is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in November 2005 as the second single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song was played at the 2011 Tribute to the Troops. The image on the cover shows rhinoceroses mating, similar to single covers "The Bad Touch" by The Bloodhound Gang in 2000 and "Everything's Ruined" and "Easy" by Faith No More in 1992.


The song is about a man who picks up his girlfriend after he gets his driver's license back. They drive away and proceed to have sex in the car acting wild like "animals," until the girl's father catches them in the act at the end of the song.

This song shares the main melody with Eagles' song "Get Over It", and is considered as a tribute to the band's idols.

Track listing[edit]

2."Animals" (Live)3:50
3."Follow You Home" (Live)4:21


Chart (2005–06) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 27
Canada Rock Top 30 (Radio & Records)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 97
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 1
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[3] 16

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " – Nickelback – Animals". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Radio & Records Magazine" (PDF). Radio & Records. January 27, 2006. p. 63. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c

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