On a Day Like Today (album)

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On a Day Like Today
Bryan Adams On a Day.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1998
RecordedJune–August 1998
StudioThe Warehouse Studio
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
GenrePop rock, soft rock
Length55:14
LabelA&M
ProducerBryan Adams, Bob Rock, Phil Thornalley, Phil Western
Bryan Adams chronology
Unplugged
(1997)
On a Day Like Today
(1998)
The Best of Me
(1999)
Singles from On a Day Like Today
  1. "On a Day Like Today"
    Released: November 3, 1998
  2. "When You're Gone"
    Released: February 16, 1999
  3. "Cloud Number Nine"
    Released: April 18, 1999
  4. "Inside Out"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1.5/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[5]

On a Day Like Today is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released in 1998.

The album reached number 3 in Canada and number 11 in the UK.

"On a Day Like Today" was the first single released. It reached number 13 in the UK and number 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart. Follow-up single "When You're Gone", featuring Melanie C, was a smash hit reaching number 3 in the UK and was in the Top 10 for ten weeks, while peaking at number 11 in Canada. "Cloud Number Nine" reached number 6 in the UK and number 7 in Canada.

Reception[edit]

On a Day Like Today was a success around the world, however at the time in the U.S. market, it became the first of Adams' albums since 1983's Cuts Like a Knife not to obtain a platinum sales certification. According to AllMusic, the record company didn't do a lot of advertising for album, as Adams and this album got caught when his record company sold his recording contract to rap label Interscope, who in turn did very little in the USA to promote it.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."How Do Ya Feel Tonight"Bryan Adams, Phil ThornalleyAdams, Bob Rock4:46
2."C'mon C'mon C'mon"Adams, Gretchen PetersAdams, Rock3:36
3."Getaway"Adams, PetersAdams, Rock3:47
4."On a Day Like Today"Adams, ThornalleyAdams, Thornalley3:28
5."Fearless"Adams, Eliot KennedyAdams, Rock3:52
6."I'm a Liar"Adams, PetersAdams, Rock4:16
7."Cloud Number Nine"Adams, Max Martin, PetersAdams, Rock3:45
8."When You're Gone" (with Melanie C)Adams, KennedyAdams, Rock3:24
9."Inside Out"Adams, PetersAdams, Rock4:43
10."If I Had You"AdamsAdams, Rock, Phil Western4:03
11."Before the Night Is Over"Adams, MartinAdams, Rock3:48
12."I Don't Wanna Live Forever"Adams, PetersAdams, Rock3:14
13."Where Angels Fear to Tread"Adams, PetersAdams3:47

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[22] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[23] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[25] Gold 25,000^
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[27] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[29] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "On a Day Like Today - Bryan Adams - AllMusic". 18 February 2012.
  2. ^ "On a Day Like Today".
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 6. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 2002 edition by Colin Larkin. Page 1944
  5. ^ [Los Angeles Times review]
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today" (in German). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today" (in French). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Bryan Adams: On a Day Like Today" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bryan Adams – On a Day Like Today". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "{{{artist}}} | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  22. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Bryan Adams – On a day like today" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1998". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bryan Adams – On a day like today". Music Canada. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  25. ^ "Danish album certifications – Bryan Adams – On a day like today". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 7 October 2019. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2019 to obtain certification.
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bryan Adams; 'On a day like today')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  27. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Bryan Adams – On a day like today" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 13 October 2019. Select 1998年11月 on the drop-down menu
  28. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  29. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bryan Adams; 'On a day like today')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Bryan Adams – On a day like today". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 October 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type On a day like today in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.