The Way I Am (Ana Johnsson album)

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The Way I Am
Studio album by Ana Johnsson
Released September 24, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Pop rock
Length 40:41
Label Sony BMG
Producer Leif Larson, Marcus Black, Ghost, Kalle Engstrom, Micke "Nord" Anderson, Jörgen Elofsson, Mathias Venge, Martin Hansen
Ana Johnsson chronology
Cuz I Can
(2004)
The Way I Am
(2004)
Little Angel
(2006)
Alternative covers
Japanese cover
Japanese Special Edition Cover

The Way I Am is the 2004 first internationally released album by the Swedish pop/rock singer Ana Johnsson. She co-wrote most of the songs on this album. Most people know her from her "We Are" single, the theme song from the Spider-Man 2 movie. The follow up singles were "Don't Cry for Pain" and "Coz I Can". In Japan, the album was a hit, selling omore than 100,000 copies, and was certified Gold. The album was 24th best-selling international album of 2004 in Japan.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Melodic Net 2/5 stars[1]

I like honest, hand-made music; no computer in the world can really compete with proper instruments.

Johnsson

Standard album

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "We Are"   Andreas Carlsson, Jörgen Elofsson Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen 3:57
2. "Don't Cry for Pain"   Ana Johnsson, Max Martin Max Martin (executive) - Johan Brorson, Christian Nilsson 3:48
3. "The Way I Am"   Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson, Marcus Black Leif Larson, Marcus Black 3:48
4. "I'm Stupid"   Max Martin, Prime STH Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen 3:48
5. "Life"   Ana Johnsson, Jörgen Elofsson, Mathias Venge, Pontus Wennerberg Jörgen Elofsson, Mathias Venge 3:08
6. "6 Feet Under"   Didrik and Sebastian Thott, Carl Falk, Carl Björsell Kalle Engström, Carl Falk 3:45
7. "Coz I Can"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 3:03
8. "Crest of the Wave"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 4:50
9. "L.A."   Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson, Marcus Black Leif Larson, Marcus Black 3:43
10. "Now It's Gone"   Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson, Marcus Black Leif Larson, Marcus Black 3:43
11. "Here I Go Again"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 3:37

Includes the videos:

  • On the road with... Ana Johnsson
  • We Are [music video] (without the Spider-Man 2 scenes)

Japanese version (CD/DVD)[edit]

CD
  1. "We Are" – 3:57
  2. "Don't Cry for Pain" – 3:48
  3. "The Way I Am" – 3:32
  4. "I'm Stupid" – 3:48
  5. "Life" – 3:08
  6. "6 Feet Under" – 3:45
  7. "Coz I Can" – 3:03
  8. "Crest of the Wave" – 4:50
  9. "L.A." – 3:44
  10. "Now It's Gone" – 3:43
  11. "Here I Go Again" – 3:27
  12. "Black Hole" [bonus track] – 3:58
DVD
  1. "We Are" [video]
  2. On the Road with Ana Johnsson (photo session in Japan) [video]

Japanese special edition 2CD[edit]

CD 1

As the regular CD.

CD 2
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Tame Me"   Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson, Marcus Black Leif Larson, Marcus Black 3:31
2. "Bring It On"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 2:45
3. "What Is a Girl to Do"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 3:19
4. "Anything Goes"   Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson, Marcus Black Leif Larson, Marcus Black 2:49
5. "Just A Girl"   Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Ghost 3:22

Includes the videos:

  • "Coz I Can"
  • "Don't Cry for Pain"


Note: The CD 2 tracks are from Johnsson's first album Cuz I Can.

Singles[edit]

We Are

Don't Cry for Pain

  • Released: October 25, 2004
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony BMG, Bonnier Amigo Music
  • Writer: Max Martin, Ana Johnsson
  • Producer: Johan Brorson, Christian Nilsson
  • Chart position: #19 SWE, #38 GER, #70 AUT, #83 SWI

Coz I Can

  • Released: March 7, 2005
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bonnier Amigo Music, Sony BMG
  • Writer: Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
  • Producer: Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
  • Chart position: #19 Tokio, #73 GER, #99 EU

Black Hole

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon International Album Chart 1 1 (4)
Germany Album Chart 15
Swiss Album Chart 19
Austrian Album Chart 20
Swedish Album Chart 27
France Album Chart 58
  • 1: The International Album Chart excludes Japanese artists. Peak position in parentheses is for the full album chart. The album peaked at #24 at the Japanese Oricon International Albums of 2004.

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Sweden September 24, 2004
Europe August 12, 2004
Japan October 6, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roth, Kaj. "Melodic Net review". Retrieved November 5, 2011.