If Everyone Cared

If Everyone Cared

Infobox Single
Name = If Everyone Cared

Artist = Nickelback
from Album = All the Right Reasons
B-side = "Too Bad"/"Someday"
Released = flagicon|Australia November 28, 2006
flagicon|EU December 2006
flagicon|UK Early 2007
flagicon|US January 7, 2007
Format = CD single, Airplay, Digital download
Recorded = 2005 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 3:38
Label = Roadrunner
EMI Records (Canada)
Writer = Chad Kroeger,
Producer =
Certification =
Last single = "Rockstar"
This single = "If Everyone Cared"
Next single = "Side of a Bullet"
Misc =

"If Everyone Cared" is a Grammy nominated song, the sixth single released from Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons", and the single released in Australia and the U.S. respectively ("Animals" was only released in Australia and the U.S., and "Rockstar" only in the UK and U.S.). It was released first in the UK, in 27 November, 2006 then in the U.S. in 28 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 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 reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks Chart.

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. [ [http://music.ign.com/articles/759/759556p1.html IGN: Nickelback Do A Good Deed ] ] This ties into the theme of the song and video of caring about something to work towards the improvement of human civilization.

"If Everyone Cared" has sold 1,110,819 downloads in the U.S. as of January 12, 2008.

The song was number 9 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.

ong meaning

The song discusses how people can change the world if everyone cared. In the video, it shows some people who changed the world by caring.

Music video

The band worked on the video for it with director, Dori Oskowitz. 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 régime 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."

Facts about the Song

*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 was 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. The remix was available for download and streaming at the Myspace website of a local Blacksburg, Virginia radio station WBRW-FM 105.3 The Bear, but is no longer present. [ [http://www.myspace.com/thebear1053 105.3 The Bear on MySpace] ] .

*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).



External links

* [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/Nickelback/showVideo.aspx?fileID=2077 "If Everyone Cared" music video] , published by Roadrunner Records

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