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Nickelback’s Rockstar gets the sea shanty treatment

Nickelback Sea Shanty Tik Tok
(Image credit: Nickelback)

Remember back in 2005 when Nickelback — love ‘em or hate ‘em — released Rockstar and it made its way to the top of every social media platform? Facebook, YouTube, you name it, Chad Kroeger and his dreams of hilltop houses and 15 cars were there ready and waiting. 

Right now, the internet’s new sea shanty craze is having a similar effect. Its latest offering sees these two unique forces join together to create a TikTok cover that has even had help from the band themselves. 

Last week UK group Lottery Winners released their own sea shanty style version of the smash hit via TikTok, which after gaining some popularity, soon made its way onto Nickelback’s radar. The result? An amusing, yet slightly unusual collaboration that includes not only Nickelback’s added vocals and musical expertise, but also Kroeger singing on top of his sailor’s boat. 

“Thanks to our new friends The Lottery Winners for letting us join them on a new take of Rockstarrrr,” tweets Nickelback as they share the collab, which now has over a quarter of a million views. It's what the internet wants, folks.

Check it out below:

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.