- Black Sheep Hit: While most of their discography prior to Gravity can be considered post-grunge, it was that album's lead single "Somewhere Out There" (which is more soft rock than anything) that became their biggest hit in America.
- Even Better Sequel: Naveed was well-received and let the band make a name for themselves well enough, but Clumsy was, by Canada standards, a blockbuster, reaching diamond status.
- Fanon Discontinuity: A good chunk of the fanbase rejected the Bob Rock-produced Gravity and much of the Arena Rock stuff that came afterward.
- Never Live It Down: They were a popular post-grunge band of the late '90s and early 2000s, but unfortunately they'll always be known as the band who made "Whatever", the theme song of Chris Benoit.
- Paranoia Fuel: "The Birdman" from Naveed is just about an odd man Raine Maida met on the street. But the way the lyrics paint the picture, it sounds like he's singing about some kind of serial killer.
- Signature Song: "Superman's Dead", "Clumsy", "Somewhere Out There" & "Innocent" are the band's most popular songs and the ones the average listener would most likely know.
- Tear Jerker: "Thief," about a fan that succumbed to cancer.
There he's on his knees again
- If you have a rough relationship with your father, "4am" is gonna hit home really hard.
- "Naveed", especially the bridge.
Trying hard to understand
Why Naveed would let a young man die
Convinced that he might break
He reaches for that phone
And another day has gone
Oh another day has gone
You guys are all real people out there right? Real people have real problems and the problem, that I find with a lot of people is usually in some point in your life there's a person very close to you that you love...who needs help. The problem is that usually the time when this person needs the most help, is the time when they don't want your help. This next song is about that person that everybody has or will have. It's about trying to connect with them and save them and all those things that you want to do but, sometimes as human beings you can't do.
- "Are You Sad?" fittingly. Sung from the perspective of a person trying to convince their friend You Are Not Alone, but they refuse to listen. Introduced by Raine Maida once as follows:
YMMV / Our Lady Peace