Nickelback Is Now A Disco Band And Everything Is Not Awesome

Senior Pop Culture Editor
03.06.15 26 Comments

The Rolling Stones released Some Girls as a response to the rising popularity of disco. It was Mick Jagger’s attempt at proving he and the boys still had It, whatever “It” is.

Well, “It” worked. The album has sold more than six million copies in the United States alone, and it’s the only time the Stones received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year (they lost to the Bee Gees). Will an ugly trophy be in the future for Nickelback’s “She Keeps Me Up,” from the band’s latest future-coaster No Fixed Address? In a word, no. In a visual:

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Who is the disco-nightmare “She Keeps Me Up” for? Surely not the average Red Bull home brewer (the band’s demographic), nor do I see it becoming a hit in da club. Then again, there are six times as many YouTube thumbs up than thumbs down, so SOME funky little monkeys are enjoying it. Oh, did you not realize, “Funky little monkey, she’s a twisted trickster/Everybody wants to be the sister’s mister/Coca-Cola rollercoaster” was an actual lyric written by an actual human? I blame Coke, not cocaine, which is the first time that can be said about disco.

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