On a Day Like Today (album)

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On a Day Like Today
Studio album by Bryan Adams
Released October 27, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Rock
Length 55:14
Label A&M
Producer Bryan Adams, Bob Rock
Bryan Adams chronology
MTV Unplugged
On a Day Like Today
The Best of Me
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[3]

On a Day Like Today is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released in 1998. Bryan recruited producer Bob Rock for this album. Bryan wanted to produce a hit album after critics panned his last studio album.[citation needed]


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 listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Do Ya Feel Tonight"   Adams, Thornalley 4:46
2. "C'mon C'mon C'mon"   Adams, Peters 3:36
3. "Getaway"   Adams, Peters 3:47
4. "On a Day Like Today"   Adams, Thornalley 3:28
5. "Fearless"   Adams, Peters 3:52
6. "I'm a Liar"   Adams, Peters 4:16
7. "Cloud Number Nine"   Adams, Martin, Peters 3:45
8. "When You're Gone"   Adams, Kennedy 3:24
9. "Inside Out"   Adams, Peters 4:43
10. "If I Had You"   Adams 4:03
11. "Before the Night Is Over"   Adams, Martin 3:48
12. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"   Adams, Peters 3:14
13. "Where Angels Fear to Tread"   Adams, Peters 3:47
14. "Lie to Me (Europe, South America, Australia Bonus track)"   Adams, Kennedy 4:37


The album reached #3 in Canada & #11 in the UK.

On a Day Like Today was the first single released. It reached #13 in the UK and #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart. When You're Gone, the second single, was a smash hit reaching #3 on the UK Chart and was in the Top 10 for ten weeks. It reached #11 in Canada. Cloud Number Nine reached #6 in the UK and #7 in Canada.



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  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.