Daniel Powter Named One-Hit Wonder of the Decade for Song “Bad Day”
Canadian singer Daniel Powter took recognition for his one-hit wonder Bad Day that topped the charts for five weeks in 2006. Billboard magazine gave the distinction to Powter after his next album Under the Radar, released last year, failed to make to the top 25.
The magazine defines a one-hit wonder if the next song of an artist did not reach the top 25, Stop the Presses and Yahoo! Music reports. The only problem with the criteria is that only acts from 2000-2007 were considered, rendering the “decade” part of the honor as under the merit. Acts from last year are still on the run of being able to land songs in the top 25.
Bad Day became even more famous as it serenades contestants who were booted out during the 5th season of American Idol. It also became the opening song in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Rounding the top 5 are:
2. Terror Squad for Lean Back
3. Crazy Town for Butterfly
4. MIMS for This Is Why I’m Hot
5. D4L for Laffy Taffy
On a personal note, Bad Day belongs to my favorite playlist and I was just listening to it a few moments back before learning this story.