#82 – Daniel Powter – “Bad Day” – (2006)

The album cover at left probably isn’t big enough, but it really shows how dated this is. Look at what he’s wearing, the text on the cover – the picture itself. Was 2006 that long ago? I feel old. And talk about a one-hit wonder: this guy shows up out of nowhere (Canada) with his little hat, scores his first #1, and promptly vanishes back into obscurity. Fun fact: this was the first song to ever sell 2 million digital copies (iTunes). It was everywhere. And the first time you heard it, you may have thought, “Hey, this song ain’t half bad!” And then you heard it another 4 million times. It’s still significant for the decade though.

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