Daniel Powter (album)

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Daniel Powter
Dan powter album.jpg
Studio album by Daniel Powter
Released April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
(See release history)
Recorded 2005, Except Bad Day,2002
Genre Indie pop, pop rock
Length 37:11
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Jeff Dawson and Mitchell Froom
Daniel Powter chronology
I'm Your Betty
Daniel Powter
Under the Radar
Singles from Daniel Powter
  1. "Bad Day"
    Released: January 9, 2005
  2. "Jimmy Gets High"
    Released: August 19, 2005
  3. "Free Loop"
    Released: November 7, 2005
  4. "Lie to Me"
    Released: April 17, 2006
  5. "Love You Lately"
    Released: September 19, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[2]

Daniel Powter (also known as DP) is the self-titled debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Powter, released on July 26, 2005 in Canada and on April 11, 2006 in the United States. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 with 89,213 copies sold that week.[3] As of 12 July 2006, Daniel Powter has sold 464,136 copies in the U.S.[citation needed] The album debuted on the Japanese Oricon charts at an extremely low #242. However, the album slowly climbed the charts and peaked at #4. The album eventually became the #18 album of 2006 in Japan with 583,611 copies sold and the highest Western artist on the yearly charts.[4] The album was certified Gold in the U.S. on May 24, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Powter.


  1. "Song 6" – 3:30
  2. "Free Loop" – 3:48
  3. "Bad Day" – 3:54
  4. "Suspect" – 3:56
  5. "Lie to Me" – 3:25
  6. "Jimmy Gets High" – 3:40
  7. "Styrofoam" – 3:34
  8. "Hollywood" – 3:34
  9. "Lost on the Stoop" – 4:09
  10. "Give Me Life" – 3:35
  11. "Love You Lately" (Special Edition Bonus Track)
  12. "Stupid Like This" (Japan Bonus Track)

DVD (Special Edition Only)

AUDIO (In High-Resolution Stereo)


  1. "Bad Day" (Acoustic Version- Recorded for NRJ)
  2. "Styrofoam" (Live at La Cigale, Paris)
  3. "Free Loop" (Live at La Cigale, Paris)
  4. "Song 6" (Live in Vienna for Hitradio Ö3)
  5. "Bad Day" (Live in Vienna for Hitradio Ö3)
  6. "Stupid Like This"


Music Videos

  1. "Bad Day"
  2. "Jimmy Gets High"
  3. "Free Loop"
  4. "Lie to Me"

Live From "Studio A"

  1. "Free Loop"
  2. "Bad Day"
  3. "Styrofoam"
  4. "Wasted"
  5. "Back on the Streets"
  6. "Stupid Like This"
  7. "Song 6" (Solo)
  8. "Free Loop" (Solo)


  • "Bad Day" was released on June 27, 2005 in Australia and on 25 July in the United Kingdom and features two b-sides: a non-album track, "Stupid Like This", and "Lost On the Stoop".
  • "Free Loop" was released on November 7, 2005 in the United Kingdom, where it was later deemed ineligible to chart.
  • "Jimmy Gets High" was released in 2005 in Canada. A music video was in rotation on MuchMoreMusic.
  • "Lie to Me" was released on April 17, 2006 in United Kingdom, where it debuted and peaked at #40 due to more complications.
  • "Love You Lately" was released to iTunes in the United States on September 19, 2006, and went for U.S. Adult Contemporary + Hot Adult Contemporary adds on October 16. It was the second U.S. single for Powter from a re-release/deluxe edition of his self-titled album.


  • Although never released as a single, on the original release of the album, some European and UK copies advertised 'Hollywood' underneath 'Bad Day', 'Free Loop' and 'Jimmy Gets High as a featured song. This was some time before the releases of 'Lie To Me' and 'Love You Lately'
  • Although this is Powter's second album, it is advertised as his debut album. His first album was in fact 'I'm Your Betty', an album that was sold in very small numbers and because of its rarity, 'I'm Your Betty' is a high paying collectors' item.
  • The album booklet contains the photo of Powter used for the Japanese Promo of 'Jimmy Gets High' and also the photograph of Powter and his backing band that was used for the inlay of 'Free Loop (One Night Stand)'.

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Europe August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)
Japan March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)
United States April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)


Country Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom Gold 100,000+
United States Gold 500,000+
Canada Gold[5] 50,000+
Japan 3 x Platinum[6] 750,000+
Switzerland Gold 20,000+
France 2 x Gold 200,000+
Australia Gold 35,000+


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