Free Loop (One Night Stand)

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"Free Loop (One Night Stand)"
Single by Daniel Powter
from the album Daniel Powter
Released November 7, 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Early 2005
Genre Pop rock
Piano rock
Length 3:48
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Daniel Powter
Daniel Powter singles chronology
"Bad Day"
(2005)
"Free Loop"
(2005)
"Jimmy Gets High"
(2005)

"Free Loop (One Night Stand)" (titled as "Free Loop" on Daniel Powter) is a pop song written by Canadian singer Daniel Powter. It was his second single and the follow-up to his successful song, "Bad Day". It did not achieve the success of its predecessor. In the UK, WEA failed to realize the single was deemed ineligible to chart since "Bad Day" was included as B-side whilst still being in the UK Top 40 at the time. In the U.S., it did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did crack the Top 30 of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Marc Webb, who also directed the music videos for "Bad Day" and "Lie to Me," shows a young Daniel Powter starting at a piano in a music store and puts his fingers on the window and magically plays the piano. The scene then cuts to an adult version of Powter, who is now able to buy the piano. He then sees a note of eviction on his apartment door and has to sell the piano back to pay for the rent. After selling the piano back, he is shown at a bar where a talent scout talks to him about being part of a once-in-a-lifetime offer. Getting ready for his "big performance," he sees the piano demolished after being used in a strip club with glasses thrown at and prostitutes landing on the keys. He then takes it home and repairs it to its former glory. At the final scene he performs it at the "Billmore Hotel," and gets an applause from crowd at the end of the song. All the scenes were filmed in California.

Powter explains that he wanted it to reflect on people, their relationships and himself, not about champagne or car rims: It's about people, relationships and situations in "...piano pop music, over-infatuated on steroids."

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005/2006) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 43
Austrian Singles Chart 62
Canadian Singles Chart 11
Dutch Singles Chart 33
French Singles Chart 52
German Singles Chart 55
New Zealand Singles Chart 32
Swiss Singles Chart 38
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 30

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