Sunday, December 6, 2009

81. Daniel Powter: Bad Day

Found on: Daniel Powter (2005)
Picked by: KT

I know, I know. But this song was huge, and it's got a pretty darn good melody and lyrics. It's not Powter's fault that it got played into the ground and came to symbolize overly dramatic American Idol eliminations. What's interesting to me is that the song is mostly a statement of fact ("you had a bad day") and offers no absolution or consolation for it. It's as if Powter is your own personal play-by-play announcer, there to comment but not interject his opinion.

1 comment:

  1. This was just named the decade's one-hit wonder, so I guess it really deserves a place on the list.