Edge of a Revolution

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"Edge of a Revolution"
Nickelback Revolution Cover.jpg
Single by Nickelback
from the album No Fixed Address
Released August 18, 2014 (radio)
August 19, 2014 (Digital download)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 4:04
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Nickelback
  • Chris Baseford
Nickelback singles chronology
"Trying Not to Love You"
(2012)
"Edge of a Revolution"
(2014)
"What Are You Waiting For?"
(2014)
"Trying Not to Love You"
(2012)
"Edge of a Revolution"
(2014)
"What Are You Waiting For?"
(2014)
Music video
"Edge Of A Revolution" on YouTube

"Edge of a Revolution" is a single by Canadian rock band Nickelback from their eighth studio album, No Fixed Address. It was released as the album's lead single on August 18, 2014.[2] It went for Active Rock adds on August 18, and was premiered on Clear Channel radio stations.[3][4][5] It was released for sale on August 19, 2014.[6] This was the first release under Nickelback's new label, Republic Records.

It was the official theme song of WWE Survivor Series 2014.

Background[edit]

The track was first announced on June 18, 2014 in a radio interview on CFOX-FM, where Chad Kroeger, announced that the band picked the first Rock single from the album, then titled "Revolution", to be released sometime in August.[7]

The track was described as a departure from Nickelback's original sound,[8] In the interview, Chad stated the song touches upon "fat cats on Wall Street" and was inspired by current events such as the Euromaidan in Ukraine and how the government has been treating their citizens. Though in a separate interview, they said that the song was written and recorded before the Ferguson shooting.[9] The song became their eighth number one on the mainstream rock songs chart.

Music video[edit]

On August 12, 2014, Nickelback posted on their social media accounts that they were in the midst of two video shoots, first being the music video for the first pop single, "What Are You Waiting For".[10] The following day, they announced "Edge of a Revolution",[11] and later that day they posted pictures from the set of the video for "Edge of a Revolution".[12][13][14] The band released the lyric video on August 28, 2014[15] and they released the music video for the song on September 5, 2014 both through their YouTube and Vevo account.[16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[17] 34
Canada Rock (Billboard)[18] 7
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[19] 91
UK Rock (The Official Charts Company)[20] 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[21] 18
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[22] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[23] 13

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States August 18, 2014[24] Active Rock radio
Worldwide August 19, 2014[25] Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review: Nickelback – No Fixed Address". I feel strongly compelled to defend the lead single to drop from this LP "Edge of a Revolution" <...> it's pretty much every made-for-radio hard rock single you heard released between 2008 and 2012 
  2. ^ "Nickelback". Billboard. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nickelback "Edge of A Revolution"". Republicplaybook.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nickelback on Twitter: "Hitting airwaves and @iTunesMusic next week. #EdgeOfARevolution http://t.co/rTsyijIukd"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Nickelback". Billboard. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "iTunes – Music – Edge of a Revolution – Single by Nickelback". iTunes. Archived from the original on 16 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hancock VS Chad Kroeger June 18 '14 (Album & Tour Update)". SoundCloud. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ultimate Music – Nickelback "Edge of a Revolution" (Video Premiere)". Ultimate Music. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Stevenson, Jane (2015-01-14). "Nickelback happy to be music critics' punching bag". torontosun.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nickelback on Twitter: "On set today for the first of back to back video shoots ... #whatareyouwaitingfor? http://t.co/Qxp1TWybX2"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Nickelback on Twitter: "Hitting airwaves and @iTunesMusic next week. #EdgeOfARevolution http://t.co/rTsyijIukd"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Nickelback on Twitter: "Chad's on set ... #edgeofarevolution http://t.co/YJb1KvOK45"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Nickelback on Twitter: "two videos in two days... that's a wrap! #edgeofarevolution http://t.co/pTzyhBNYo7"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Nickelback – Mobile Uploads – Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  15. ^ the band released the lyric video
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnuSsM7tRw
  17. ^ "Nickelback Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Nickelback Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 4th October 2014". Officialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rock & Metal Singles Top 40 - 4th October 2014". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Nickelback Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Nickelback Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  23. ^ "Nickelback Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Nickelback "Edge of A Revolution"". Republicplaybook.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "Nickelback". Billboard. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.