Nickelback Video- “If Everyone Cared”… And The Return To Relevance!
May 14, 2007
“If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback, is the most important song to come along since “Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan. It has inspired and engaged everyone I know who’s taken a few minutes to listen to it! It wasn’t created as an anthem to raise money like, “Do You Know It’s Christmas” or “We Are The World”, it was written because it had to be written…and a video was made because it had to be made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-QfLJbEN3k
I don’t know about you…but I’m still singing along. Although Nickeback performed the song in their familiar rock style, you can hear the Folk and Gospel influence deep within it’s musical structure. A lot of friends of mine, who can’t find their kind of music anymore, are going to be pleasantly surprised by this treasure.
Chad Kroeger, lead singer and writer of “If Everyone Cared” said in an interview. “We wanted to inspire people that were going to see the video and maybe show people that you don’t need a team of personnel, you don’t need a lot of money,” he said. “What we’re showing in the video is an individual that decided that they would like to somehow make a change and make the world a better place on their own, and they succeeded.”
The video is as compelling as the song. It’s all summed up, in the last seconds of the video, in a quote by the late, Margaret Meade.
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, It’s the only thing that ever has.”
Copyright 2007 by Artie Wayne
Nickelback is generously giving the proceeds from all digital sales of, “If Everyone Cared,” to Amnesty International and International Children’s Awareness Canada.
For an inspiring article about, “If Everyone Cared” check out Sebastian Prooth http://tektrekgamer.wordpress.com/2007/05/10/a-we-are-the-world-for-our-time/