Freak of Nature

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Freak of Nature
Studio album by Anastacia
Released November 23, 2001 (2001-11-23)
Recorded 2001; Cove City Sound Studios
(Glen Cove, New York)
The Dream Factory, Right Track Recording, Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
Encore Studios
(Burbank, California)
Homesite 13
(Novato, California)
Ocean Way Recording
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop, dance, rock, R&B
Length 47:14
Label Epic, Daylight
Producer Louis Biancaniello, Richie Jones, Ric Wake, Sam Watters
Anastacia chronology
Not That Kind
(2000)
Freak of Nature
(2001)
Anastacia
(2004)
Singles from Freak of Nature
  1. "Paid My Dues"
    Released: November 6, 2001
  2. "One Day in Your Life"
    Released: March 4, 2002
  3. "Boom"
    Released: June 3, 2002
  4. "Why'd You Lie to Me"
    Released: September 9, 2002
  5. "You'll Never Be Alone"
    Released: November 4, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[3]
NME 2/10[4]
Q 3/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone favorable[6]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[7]
Yahoo! Music 7/10 stars[8]

Freak of Nature is the second studio album by American recording artist Anastacia, released on November 23, 2001 by Epic Records. The album was primarily produced by Ric Wake, Sam Watters, and Louis Biancaniello, with additional production from Richie Jones. The album debuted and peaked at number twenty-seven on the US Billboard 200, while reaching number four in the United Kingdom and number one in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Freak of Nature has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.[9]

Background[edit]

For the US edition of the album, three tracks from the album were remixed ("One Day in Your Life", "You'll Never Be Alone" and "Don't Stop (Doin' It)") and a new track, "I Thought I Told You That", a collaboration with Faith Evans, was included on the album. A collector's edition of the album was released in Europe in November 2002, featuring a bonus disc containing "I Thought I Told You That", a cover version of the classic Disney song "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Boom" (which was the 2002 FIFA World Cup official song), as well as three remixes and two live recordings.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freak of Nature"   Anastacia, Richie Jones, Eric Kupper, Billy Mann Ric Wake, Jones (add.) 3:39
2. "Paid My Dues"   Greg Lawson, Damon Sharpe, LaMenga Kafi, Anastacia Wake, Jones (add.) 3:21
3. "Overdue Goodbye"   Anastacia, Mann Wake, Jones (add.) 4:34
4. "You'll Never Be Alone"   Anastacia, Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello Biancaniello, Watters 4:21
5. "One Day in Your Life"   Anastacia, Watters, Biancaniello Biancaniello, Watters 3:28
6. "How Come the World Won't Stop"   Anastacia, Mann Wake, Jones (add.) 4:03
7. "Why'd You Lie to Me"   Anastacia, Sharpe, Lawson, Trey Parker, Damon Butler, Canela Cox Wake 3:43
8. "Don't Cha Wanna"   Anastacia, Watters, Biancaniello, Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright Biancaniello, Watters 3:43
9. "Secrets"   Anastacia, Brian James Wake, Jones (add.) 5:22
10. "Don't Stop (Doin' It)"   Anastacia, Watters, Biancaniello Biancaniello, Watters 4:21
11. "I Dreamed You"   Anastacia, Derek Bramble, Lindy Robbins Wake 5:04
12. "Overdue Goodbye (Reprise)"   Anastacia, Mann Wake, Jones (add.) 1:35
Total length:
47:14
Notes

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Australia[55] Platinum
Austria[56] Platinum
Belgium[57] Platinum
Denmark[58] Platinum
Finland[59] Platinum
France[60] 2× Gold
Germany[61] 3× Platinum
Hungary[62] Gold
Netherlands[63] 2× Platinum
New Zealand[64] Gold
Norway[65] 2× Platinum
Poland[66] Gold
Spain[67] Platinum
Sweden[68] 2× Platinum
Switzerland[69] 5× Platinum
United Kingdom[70] 3× Platinum
Summaries
Europe[71] 3× Platinum

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Edition
Australia[72] November 23, 2001 Sony Music Standard
France[73] November 26, 2001
Germany[74]
Italy[75]
United Kingdom[76] Epic Records
United States[11] June 18, 2002 Epic Records, Daylight Records
Japan[10] July 24, 2002 Sony Music
United Kingdom[16] November 11, 2002 Epic Records Collector's
Germany[13] Sony Music
France[14] November 18, 2002

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