This is about the long search for that one perfect love and the encouragement to keep on looking for that special person as he/she is out there somewhere.
Veteran producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (Def Leppard, Shania Twain) helmed this.
This debuted at #10 on the Hot 100, which was Nickelback's best opening to date.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger told Billboard magazine how this song came about: "I had the chorus, and we recorded it, actually, when Mutt went home to go spend some time with his son. Before he came back I played him this chorus over the phone, and he was like, 'Oh, I want to get working on that song as soon as we get back to the studio!' The hardest thing was, honestly the harmonies in the chorus. We debated about those for what must've been three or four days straight, moving the harmonies up, down, just trying absolutely everything to make it as impactful as possible."
Kroeger told MTV News that he feels this is a song that everyone can relate to. He explained: "It's just one of those universal themes that Nickelback love to gravitate towards and something everyone can identify with. It hits such a common thread, because I think everybody that's single - or in a relationship and thinking, 'This may not be the one' - says to themselves, 'There's got to be that perfect somebody for me out there,' and that's what the song is about."
Kroeger explained the album title toBillboard: "I think we'll always be the dark horse. We never feel like we'll ever be done trying to prove ourselves, to ourselves and to the people who like our music. The minute you fall into complacency, it's going to reflect in the music. Too many times I've heard records from bands who were obviously, like, 'Well, we're at least gonna do half as well as we did on our last record. At least we can count on that.' You really have to keep that initial hunger that made some of your first best songs your first best songs. You have to keep that fire in the belly."
When this reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 chart, it became the fifth chart-topper for Nickelback, giving the Canadian group more #1s than any other act in the history of this survey.
This song swept the 2009 Canadian MuchMusic Video Awards, winning awards for best video, best rock video and best post production.
A version by country artist Bucky Covington from his second studio album, I'm Alright charted on Hot Country Songs.