Photograph (2005)

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!

This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 

Today’s music comes to us from 2005.  

Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:

"Photograph" is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on August 8, 2005, as the first single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song made multiple US and UK top 10 charts, reaching number-one in several of them. 

The song is mostly autobiographical. Singer Chad Kroeger said, "It's just nostalgia, growing up in a small town, and you can't go back to your childhood. Saying goodbye to friends that you've drifted away from, where you grew up, where you went to school, who you hung out with and the dumb stuff you used to do as a kid, the first love — all of those things. Everyone has one or two of those memories that they are fond of, so this song is really just the bridge for all that."

Kroeger said the photograph he holds up in the music video of himself and his friend Joey Moi with a champagne chiller on Joey's head is the same one he referred to in the lyrics. He also admitted he had broken into his high school to steal money from the office safe eleven times, but "half a dozen" flowed better for the lyrics.

See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.

You can now join in the fun! Just add your Throwback Thursday link to the list below.  Your song choice can be from any era, so long as it is at least 10 years old. 


  1. Hey Mary, your linky party says it's closed. So, I couldn't add mine for today. Thanks for hosting the party with your TBT song pick. Have a terrific Thursday, my friend!

    Curious as a Cathy

    1. oops.. Sorry about that! I've got that fixed now... and added your link for you.

  2. I like this song but had never seen the video before. We've seen Nickelback in concert. They put on a great show!

    Janet’s Smiles

  3. Different from Ringo's "Photograph," but good nonetheless.

  4. I like Nickelback and don't understand why they are so disliked and made fun of. I like this song and didn't know the back history. I like that he broke into the safe many a time. I guess I like the bad boys.


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