Those Days

Album: Get Rollin' (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Those Days" is a nostalgic song where Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger recalls growing up in the small rural village of Hanna, Alberta, Canada in the 1980s. He reminisces about youthful adventures with his brother, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger, and their longtime buddy, the band's guitarist Ryan Peake.
  • Among the childhood memories that Kroeger recounts are:

    Having to be home when the streetlights came on.

    Watching A Nightmare on Elm Street at the movie theater accompanied by an adult because of its R rating (most of us just snuck in).

    Trying to hit 88 miles per hour so they can go back in time like the DeLorean car in Back To The Future.

    The *69 telephone code for last-call return in the USA and Canada. The Kroegers and Peake used the feature to make prank calls.

    Thinking they'd hit "first base" when holding hands with a girlfriend.

    Their first slow dance to Prince's "Purple Rain."

    Listening to songs that influenced Nickelback's music such as Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" and Guns n' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine."
  • Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake wrote "Those Days." The band members co-produced the rousing track with Chris Baseford, Nickelback's producer since their 2014 No Fixed Address album.

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