Figured You Out
|"Figured You Out"|
|Single by Nickelback|
|from the album The Long Road|
|Released||December 2, 2003 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Hard rock, alternative metal|
|Nickelback singles chronology|
One of Nickelback's more controversial songs, "Figured You Out" reached 65 on the Billboard Hot 100, but topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 13 consecutive weeks and was also voted one of the "40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirty Songs...Ever" on VH1. In 2004, the song was number one on both Billboard's Year-End Mainstream Rock Chart and Radio & Records Rock and Active Rock charts.
The song is the story of a wild, sexual relationship between a man and a woman. Although it seems that both are using drugs, the woman seems to have more problems with them than the man and (apparently) is willing to subject herself to experience sexual activities while intoxicated.
During Nickelback's 2004 "The Long Road" Tour, at a performance at The Hammersmith Apollo in London, frontman Chad Kroeger told the audience that the song was not played on UK radio because it was considered "too dirty."
"Figured You Out" enjoyed success in many English-speaking countries. It was Number one in Canada and was in the top 10 hot singles in Australia and New Zealand. It also reached the hot 30 in Australia, often placed in the top 10 hottest songs during its release.
In 2011, Vancouver-based band Econoline Crush sued Nickelback for copyright infringement over the song, claiming Figured You Out "bears a substantial similarity" to their 1997 single, All That You Are.
- "Figured You Out"
- "Too Bad" (Live at MTV Unplugged)
- "Where Do I Hide" (Live at MTV Unplugged)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||65|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||4|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||10|
"Numb" by Linkin Park
|Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
January 24 – April 17, 2004
"Cold Hard Bitch" by Jet
- Brophy, Aaron (February 3, 2011). "Econoline Crush Suing Nickelback For Copyright Infringement". Chart. Retrieved March 7, 2011.