Bad Day (Fuel song)

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"Bad Day"
Single by Fuel
from the album Something Like Human
Released 2001
Format CD
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 3:15
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Carl Bell
Fuel singles chronology
"Bad Day"
"Last Time"
"Bad Day"
"Last Time"
Music video
"Bad Day" on YouTube

"Bad Day" is a song by the American rock band Fuel originally released on their second album Something Like Human as the third single.

Written by guitarist Carl Bell, "Bad Day" was written before the band was signed to a major label. The band tried to record a version for their major label debut, but according to lead singer Brett Scallions, "We tried recording 'Bad Day' back when we did the Sunburn album [in 1998] and just didn’t get it right. It was a song that was with us way before we signed on with Sony and Epic."[1]

"Bad Day" was the final single released from Something Like Human and peaked at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year.[2] Just following its release, the song was actively climbing Billboards's charts, when its success was cut short by the events of the 911 attack on NY. The song, as well as other songs such as Sinatra's "New York, New York", was placed on a DJ's list of songs deemed too sensitive for airplay following the events, which effectively pulled it from playlists at the time just prior to reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Carl Bell except where noted.

  1. "Bad Day"
  2. "Down" (Rehearsal Demo) (Bell, Brett Scallions)
  3. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" (Rehearsal Demo)
  4. "Bad Day" (Acoustic)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 64
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 28
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Songs 12
U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs 21


  1. ^ Hummel, Lisa: "On the Road with Brett Scallions" June 21, 2001.
  2. ^ "Billboard Chart History". Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 

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