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66.  Nickelback
Rockstar
Highest Billboard Position:
#54 in 2005

Canada gave the musical world Neil Young.   It also gave us Justin Bieber.  The True North also gave the world Rush, yet gave us the musical abortion known as Nickelback.  Oh Canada; we know you are polite but do you have to be so giving?

For the last ten years Nickelcrap have been giving us the musical equivalent of two and a half percent beer.  Sure, if consumed in mass quantities the cheap beer could eventually give you a buzz, but you are left with a huge bar tab and a bloated stomach.  A parallel can be drawn with Nickelback, who may technically be a Rock band but listening to excessively leaves people yearning for real music and a bloated empty feeling.

Different songs from Nickelback could be placed on a list like this, but “Rockstar” seemed like the best choice.  The song was a tongue and cheek parody about the Rock and Roll lifestyle, but do we really have to hear it from a soulless band whose next rebellious act would be their first?  Mocking the Rock lifestyle seems especially disingenuous from Chad Kroeger and company who are among the lower end of the totem pole word association test when you think of “Rockstars”.  They are up there however, when you think of the word, crap.

How awful is Rockstar?

I totally agree, Rockstar is god awful! - 30%
Rockstar is bad, but there is much worse. - 20%
Rockstar is actually a guilty pleasure. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
You are nuts, Rockstar is amazing. - 30%
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+2 #4 P Smith 2012-12-27 17:33
The problem for Canadian bands is that the US and other countries don't want to hear the best stuff. With rare exceptions, the only music that gets over the border is low-rent crap that a lot of Americans love, while the stuff that's worth listening to never gets heard.
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0 #3 Knuckles 2012-05-22 16:19
At least Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top got paid for this, as he was the "voice" of the rock star in the song.
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0 #2 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
No argument here. Could easily do a hundred of Nickelback&# 39;s worst.
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0 #1 EverestMeisterNeg1 -0001-11-30 00:00
Basically every Nickelback song could be on this list.
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