Hawk Nelson Is My Friend

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Hawk Nelson Is My Friend
Studio album by Hawk Nelson
Released April 1, 2008
Genre Christian rock, pop punk, punk rock
Length 37:33
Label BEC
Producer David Bendeth
Hawk Nelson chronology
Gloria EP
Hawk Nelson Is My Friend
Summer EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (73%) link
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars link
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars link
Soulshine 3/5 stars link
SovMag A- link

Hawk Nelson Is My Friend, stylized on the album cover as Hawk Nelson... Is My Friend!, is the third full-length studio album from Christian rock band Hawk Nelson. It was released on April 1, 2008, debuting at No. 34 on the Billboard 200.[1] In the first week of its release the album sold a little over 30,000 copies.[2] Hawk Nelson wrote the songs, as usual together with Trevor McNevan, but this time also with Richard Marx and Raine Maida. The album was produced by award-winning David Bendeth (Paramore, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus).

The album artwork, created by Invisible Creature, was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Best Recording Package.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hawk Nelson and Trevor McNevan except where noted.

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Have What I Need"   2:34
2. "Friend Like That"   2:49
3. "Turn It On"   3:09
4. "One Little Miracle" Richard Marx, Hawk Nelson 2:58
5. "Let's Dance"   3:09
6. "Ancient History" David Bendeth, Walt Lafty, Brian Weaver, Nick Perri 3:11
7. "Somebody Else" Raine Maida, Hawk Nelson 3:18
8. "Arms Around Me"   3:31
9. "Just Like Me" Matthew Gerrard, Hawk Nelson 2:39
10. "Not The Same" Holly Knight, Hawk Nelson 3:30
11. "Words We Speak" Elizabeth Hopper, Andrew Bojanic, Hawk Nelson 2:54
12. "I Still Miss You"   3:51
Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "One Little Miracle" (Acoustic) (featuring Amy Grant) Richard Marx, Hawk Nelson 3:04
14. "Friend Like That" (Acoustic)   2:49
15. "Bring Em Out" (featuring Drake Bell)   3:24

Special Edition[edit]

The special edition CD/DVD set of the album featured three bonus tracks, and a paper board game. It also included a DVD featuring behind the scenes videos: "In the Studio (with Amy Grant)", "The Making of the 'Friend Like That' Music Video", and "Skydiving", plus four of Hawk Nelson's music videos, including:


"Friend Like That" was the first single from the album, released on iTunes on December 24, 2007.[4] A music video was filmed for the song. In 2008, "You Have What I Need" was released as the second single, as well as the track "One Little Miracle". Also the album track "Let's Dance" has been released in three versions as an EP.


In 2009, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.[5]