Hawk Nelson Is My Friend

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Hawk Nelson Is My Friend
Hawknelsonismyfiend.jpg
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
(2006)
Hawk Nelson Is My Friend
(2008)
Summer EP
(2009)
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:

Singles[edit]

"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.

Awards[edit]

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

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