This Afternoon

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For the Australian TV series, see This Afternoon (TV series).
"This Afternoon"
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Single by Nickelback
from the album Dark Horse
Released March 23, 2010
Recorded March–July 2008 at Mountain View Studios, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Genre Pop rock,[1] country rock[2]
Length 4:34 (album version)
4:14 (clean/radio edit)
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Chad Kroeger, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake,
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Nickelback singles chronology
"Shakin' Hands"
"This Afternoon"
"When We Stand Together"
Music video
"This Afternoon" on YouTube

"This Afternoon" is the eighth and final single from rock band Nickelback's sixth studio album Dark Horse, released on March 23, 2010.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on May 4 and was directed by Nigel Dick.[4]

In the video, a fraternity of college geeks throws a huge party to "prove to the world that the nerd brigade knows how to rock". One member is tasked with getting lots of beer; another is assigned to find hot women to attend the party. Then another member arrives after having kidnapped Nickelback to play at the party; the fraternity leader however remarks "... Nickelback? You got me Nickelback?! ... Alright, fine, they'll do." The party then proceeds as Nickelback are forced by 2 football players, after the leader says, "Boys, get 'Em in there!" to play their song.

The video for "This Afternoon" was first shown on the Fuse website and can now be seen as their 'Video Of The Day' for 1 May 2010.

The song contains strong lyrical content suggestive of cannabis use and production, including an allusion to Bob Marley as well as Cheech and Chong.

During the week of June 4, 2010, the video debuted on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown at number 18.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD single (Japanese release)
  1. "This Afternoon" (Single Edit)
  2. "Next Go Round"
  3. "This Afternoon" (Instrumental)

Chart performance[edit]

The song has been a success on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number thirty-four. It is the band's highest charting single since "If Today Was Your Last Day" and is also the band's 10th top-forty song.[6]

In Germany, the song debuted at No. 84, but climbed quickly. In its third week it reached the top fifty by jumping to No. 49 and in its seventh week it entered the top thirty by reaching No. 29 [7]


Chart (2010-11) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[8] 27
Austrian Singles Chart[8] 27
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[8] 39
Brazil (ABPD)[9] 49
Canadian Hot 100[10] 16
European Hot 100 Singles[11] 86
German Singles Chart[12] 29
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[13] 9
Netherlands Singles Chart[14] 24
Slovakian Singles Chart[15] 70
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 69
UK Singles Chart[16] 79
UK Rock Chart 1
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 34
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[10] 4
US Billboard Pop Songs[10] 24

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Canadian Hot 100[17] 58
Hungarian Airplay Chart[18] 85
Chart (2011) Position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[19] 80


  1. ^ "Dark Horse Album Review". Los Angeles Times. November 17, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sawdey, Evan (9 December 2008). "Album review: Nickelback's 'Dark Horse'". PopMatters. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top 40/M Cool New Music | New Top Popular Music, Free Radio Play". Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Nickelback's "This Afternoon" Video Premiere & Free Download Coming 5/4". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "CMT Top 20 Countdown : Shows Main". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ Nickelback crack 10th top forty hit Billboard News. Retrieved 10-06-2010
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ a b c d Steffen Hung. "Nickelback - This Afternoon". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Nickelback". AllMusic. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Nickelback - This Afternoon @ - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  14. ^ "Netherlands Top 40 @ - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  15. ^ "Sns Ifpi". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  16. ^ "Nickelback". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  17. ^ "Charts Year End: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  18. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2010" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  19. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2011" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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