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Encyclopedia > If Everyone Cared
"If Everyone Cared"
Single by Nickelback
from the album All the Right Reasons
B-side "Too Bad"/"Someday"
Released November 28, 2006
December 2006
Early 2007
January 2007
Format CD single, Airplay, Digital download
Recorded 2005 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 3:38
Label Roadrunner
Writer Chad Kroeger,
Nickelback
Nickelback singles chronology
"Rockstar"
(2006)
"If Everyone Cared"
(2006)
"Side of a Bullet"
(2007)

"If Everyone Cared" is the fourth single worldwide released from Nickelback's All the Right Reasons, and the fifth and sixth single released in Australia and the U.S. respectively ("Animals" was only released in Australia and the U.S., and "Rockstar" only in the U.S.). It was released first in Australia, in November 2006. The song entered inside the Top 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart on January 7, 2007. The song was then released in most other parts of the world in the beginning of 2007. It debuted at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late January 2007, and has climbed to #17. This makes All the Right Reasons the first Nickelback album to feature more than three top 20 singles in the United States. The song has reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks Chart. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... 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It was announced that 100% of all digital sales for the song will be donated to the charities of Amnesty International, and the International Children's Awareness Canada.[1] This ties into the theme of the song and video of caring about something to work towards the improvement of human civilization. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a pressure group that promotes human rights. ...

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Song meaning

The song discusses a very strong relationship between two people, who are always honest, supporting, and caring of each other. The chorus then describes the need for love and how the world would be better off if everyone cared for each other.


Music video

The band worked on the video for it with director, Dori Oskowitz. The video for "If Everyone Cared" is not like most videos, or any other video the band has done. It begins with Nickelback in the studio playing the song. Scenes of this are intercut with images and videos of past social justice and human rights events, essentially when an individual "cared" and ended up changing the world. The people shown are Betty Williams, who led a march of 35,000 women to the gravesites of three Northern Irish children after witnessing their deaths, Bob Geldof starting up Live Aid, Peter Benenson igniting what would become known as Amnesty International, and Nelson Mandela leading South Africa to its first democratic election, (which would end the racist apartheid regime that had divided the country for 46 years). The video ends with a quote from Margaret Mead that reads "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Betty Williams Betty Williams (born 22 May 1943) was a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to The Troubles in Northern Ireland. ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Peter James Henry Solomon Benenson (July 31, 1921 – February 25, 2005) was an English lawyer and the founder of human rights group Amnesty International (AI). ... Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a pressure group that promotes human rights. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela (disambiguation). ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ...


Trivia

  • When the song was in the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart it was incorrectly labelled as "Someone That You're With" by Billboard.com, which happens to be the next track on the album.
  • The song has been used in several of the promos of NBC's hit drama Heroes during its hiatus in early 2007.
  • A remix was created on April 17, 2007 using news sound bites and interviews from the Virginia Tech Massacre the day before. This special remix is available for download and streaming from the Myspace website[2] of local Blacksburg, Virginia radio station WBRW-FM 105.3 The Bear.
  • A Happy Hardcore remix of the song, entitled "I'm Alive", was made for the freeware dance game Mungyodance 2, by Renard. It is credited under one of his aliases versus the band (Emoticon vs Nickelback).

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Charts

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 17
Billboard Pop 100 12
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay 10
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 37
Billboard Hot Digital Songs 12
Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 1 (6)
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 17
ARC Weekly Top 40 7
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 2
Canadian MuchMusic Countdown 1 (1)
AT 40 8
MBG Top 40 9
VSpot Top 20 Countdown 1 (1)
Austrian Top 75 12
Latvian Airplay Top 50 17
Swiss Singles Chart 19
German Top 100 21
Polish Singles Chart 26
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 32
United World Chart 17
  • "If Everyone Cared" has sold 753,534 downloads in the U.S. as of June 23, 2007.

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References

  1. ^ http://music.ign.com/articles/759/759556p1.html
  2. ^ 105.3 The Bear on MySpace

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