Someday (Nickelback song)

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"Someday"
Nickelback - Someday - CD cover.jpg
Single by Nickelback
from the album The Long Road
ReleasedAugust 5, 2003 (U.S.)
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
GenrePost-grunge
Length3:27 (Album Version)
3:15 (Single Version)
LabelRoadrunner
Songwriter(s)
Nickelback singles chronology
"Never Again"
(2002)
"Someday"
(2003)
"Figured You Out"
(2003)
Music video
"Someday" on YouTube

"Someday" is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on August 5, 2003 as the lead single from their 2003 album The Long Road. It reached #1 in Canada for three weeks and #7 in the United States. It also charted in the Top 10 of the UK singles chart, where it peaked at #6.

Content[edit]

The lyrics chronicle a lost promise; the singer talks about how a relationship failed and he wonders "how the hell'd we wind up like this". He wishes that they could discuss their issues and that the relationship will come back someday, but that someday never comes.

Music video[edit]

In the music video, we get the same impression that the song is about a failed relationship. The boyfriend is played by Clint Carleton, and the girlfriend is played by Daniella Evangelista. Daniella bursts into tears after reading a newspaper, and frantically packs a suitcase with clothes. Clint tries to stop her from leaving, but she brushes him off and runs out crying. As she leaves the house with the suitcase (echoing the lyrics "I wish you'd [...] unpack your suitcase"), we see Clint stepping in spilled milk without leaving any traces or footprints. Daniella gets into a brown Jeep Cherokee and drives away, still crying, with Clint running after her. She looks in the rear-view mirror, but she can only see an empty street where Clint was. He is still chasing her, though, and almost catches up to her, but she runs a red light and a large truck smashes into the side of the Jeep. Clint sees that there is no way she could have survived, and starts crying, only to see the ghost of Daniella materialize and walk toward him, smiling. The two reunite with tearful hugs and they walk away together. As they pass a newspaper vending machine, we see the news headline Daniella was reading at the beginning, revealing that Clint died in a bridge accident the day before.

Throughout the video, shots are interspersed of the band playing the song in a glass-walled warehouse.

There is also an alternate ending for the video, in which Daniella walks away from the accident alive and unharmed instead of dying and returning as a ghost. Clint then hugs her from behind, but he then disappears as she walks away, still implying that he is a ghost.[1] She walks past the vending machine alone, and the headline is revealed as before.

Usage in the media[edit]

The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Volume 3, Cold Case TV series in Season 4 episode "Saving Sammy", the film Going the Distance, in the first episode of the sixth and last season of Third Watch, "More Monsters" and on the ending of Torque.

The song was also used as the opening theme for the British TV series Spooks when it was aired in North America under the name MI-5.

Cover versions[edit]

British pop punk band ROAM has covered this song as single.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Track listing[edit]

Maxi-Single

  1. "Someday" (Single Mix) - 3:25
  2. "Someday" (Album Mix) - 3:23
  3. "Slow Motion" - 3:32

CD Single

  1. "Someday" (Single Version) - 3:13
  2. "Someday" (Album Version) - 3:25


Mexico RARE Single

  1. "Someday" - 3:13
  2. "Slow Motion" - 3:32
  3. "Someday" (Acoustic Version) - 3:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc4S1shXas
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nickelback – Someday". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nickelback – Someday" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nickelback – Someday". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Someday". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Nickelback – Someday". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 38, 2003" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nickelback – Someday" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Nickelback – Someday". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |".
  17. ^ "Romanian Top 100 - arhiva". Archived from the original on 14 May 2005.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nickelback – Someday". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nickelback – Someday". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ a b c d https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p410589/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  24. ^ "Someday - Nickelback". Billboard.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2003". ARIA. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  26. ^ "End of Year Charts 2003". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  27. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 20032" (in German). Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  28. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2003" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "Top 100 Songs of 2004 - Billboard Year End Charts". Bobborst. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  31. ^ "British single certifications – Nickelback – Someday". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 20, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Someday in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ "American single certifications – Nickelback – Someday". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 20, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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