"How You Remind Me" is the first single from rock band Nickelback's 2001 album, Silver Side Up. A "Gold Mix" was made for latter editions of the single with the heavier guitars edited out of the chorus. This single would be the last rock single to be #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 until Maroon 5's song "Makes Me Wonder" went to #1 six years later.
The song went on to rack up four Grammy Award nominations, four Billboard Awards, four Juno awards, and countless radio accreditations. "How You Remind Me" was the #1 Most Played Song of 2002 in the United States, across all formats, according to Billboard Monitor.
"How You Remind Me" was the #1 song on the Billboard's 2002 Year-End Hot 100 Singles Chart, Hot 100 Airplay Track Chart and Hot Top 40 Track.
VH1 ranked the song as the 16th Greatest Power Ballad.
The successful music video for "How You Remind Me" featured Nickelback playing a small venue with focus on a female audience member. Chad Kroeger admitted to disliking the idea of a small venue performance at first, opting for a bigger scale arena concert; however, he found the outcome of the video satisfying.
In the music video, Chad Kroeger plays a man whose girlfriend (played by model Annie Henley) has left him and is still haunted by her memory. He still feels strongly for her, and sees her everywhere he goes. Whenever he imagines her touch, he feels a warm memory, indicated by the change in lighting in the video. As the music video progresses, he starts to get over her. At the end, she shows up and apparently asks him to forgive her. This is what he had wanted all along, but suddenly he realizes that it isn't really what he wanted, and pushes her away. She is left with a broken heart and haunted by memories, as he had been at the beginning of the video.
|Australia||2 x Platinum||2001||140,000|
|Austria||Gold||September 27, 2002||15,000|
|Belgium||Gold||February 23, 2002||20,000|
|France||Silver||January 15, 2003||125,000|
|UK||Gold||May 24, 2002||400,000|
|U.S.||Gold||November 18, 2005||500,000|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||1|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||2|
|Austrian Top 75 Singles Chart||1|
|Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart||2|
|Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart||4|
|Canadian Airplay Chart||1|
|Danish Singles Chart||1|
|Dutch Top 40||17|
|Finnish Singles Chart||18|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||11|
|German Singles Chart||3|
|Irish Singles Chart||1|
|Italian Singles Chart||14|
|Lithuanian Airplay Chart||1|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||4|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||4|
|Swedish Top 60||4|
|Swiss Singles Chart||3|
|UK Singles Chart||4|
|United World Chart||3|
|End of year chart (2002)||Position|
|Australian Singles Chart||48|
|Austrian Singles Chart||6|
|Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart||17|
|Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart||56|
|French Singles Chart||98|
|Swiss Singles Chart||13|