“How You Remind Me” by Nickelback

Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” is premised on the singer getting into a fight with his significant other, the addressee, who then proceeds to apologize to him. Apparently this is not how such matter usually conclude, i.e. with her apologizing, so the addressee doing so has really struck the vocalist emotionally. He goes on to explain that it is his lady who ‘reminds him of who he truly is’. 

And by the looks of things, that’s a poetic way of putting forth that her humble response to their disagreement has made the vocalist step back and reevaluate himself. In doing so the he has realized that yes, he can be a challenging person to be with romantically. And now it’s like in his own way he’s sorry and perhaps making a commitment to change.

Lyrics for Nickelback's “How You Remind Me”

Facts about “How You Remind Me”

Nickelback released this as a single in 2001. It was one of three singles produced by Nickelback’s third album, Silver Side Up.

Nickelback wrote the song themselves. Band members at that time were:

  • Ryan Vikedal
  • Ryan Peake
  • Mike Kroeger
  • Chad Kroeger

“How You Remind Me” was a certified worldwide number-one hit. In the United States, for instance, this song topped at least four, Billboard listings, including the Hot 100.

Nickelback also gained a UK number 1 hit with this song. Furthermore, “How You Remind” scored a number 1 in Austria, Denmark and Ireland.

  • Australia (#2)
  • Belgium (#2)
  • Germany (#3)
  • Netherlands (#7)
  • New Zealand (#4)
  • Norway (#4)
  • Scotland (#4)
  • Sweden (#4)
  • Switzerland (#3)

This hit was one of the 5 songs nominated for “Record of the Year” award at the 2003 Grammys. Other nominees included:

Covers and Media Appearances

Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne covered this song for the 2012 anime movie One Piece Film: Z. 

“How You Remind Me” appears in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

The song was also used in the 2018 American superhero movie Once Upon a Deadpool.

How You Remind Me

Nickelback’s “Silver Side Up” Album

“Silver Side Up” was released on September 11 of 2001. The album is the third from the Canadian rock band.

“Silver Side Up” was produced through the collaborative efforts of Nickelback and Rick Parashar. Rick was a renowned American musician and record producer from Seattle, Washington.

The album was made available to the public courtesy, Roadrunner Records and Universal Music Group’s EMI Records.

“Silver Side Up” could be described as commercially successful. It got an 8× Platinum certification in the band’s home country of Canada, 6× Platinum in the US and 3× Platinum in the UK. In Australia, it got a 2× Platinum certification whilst the various bodies responsible for certifying records in the following European countries certified it Gold:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden

To date, this album has sold over 10 million copies across the world.

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