It seemed inevitable after the engagement of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's lead vocalist Chad Kroeger was announced. She has covered "How You Remind Me," one of Nickelback's signature songs, except her version is a piano ballad instead of a rock arrangement. The new recording was created for the soundtrack to an anime film titled One Piece Film: Z. Avril Lavigne is also contributing a cover of "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett for the project. Reports indicate she is working with her fiancee on material for a new solo album that may be released in 2013.
Nickelback's version of "How You Remind Me" was released in 2001 and became the band's breakthrough pop hit in the US and around the world. They had reached the top 10 of the mainstream rock chart in the US twice before, but "How You Remind Me" was a #1 smash hit on both pop and rock charts. It was named the #1 song played on radio for the decade between 2000 and 2009. Billboard listed "How You Remind Me" as the #4 song on the Hot 100 for the decade. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record Of the Year.
- Listen to "How You Remind Me" by Avril Lavigne
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