Freak of Nature

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Freak of Nature
Anastacia - Freak of Nature.png
Studio album by Anastacia
Released November 23, 2001 (2001-11-23)
Recorded 2001
Studio
Genre
Length 47:14
Label
Producer
Anastacia chronology
Not That Kind
(2000)
Freak of Nature
(2001)
Anastacia
(2004)
Singles from Freak of Nature
  1. "Paid My Dues"
    Released: November 6, 2001
  2. "One Day in Your Life"
    Released: March 4, 2002
  3. "Boom"
    Released: June 3, 2002
  4. "Why'd You Lie to Me"
    Released: September 9, 2002
  5. "You'll Never Be Alone"
    Released: November 4, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[4]
NME 2/10[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone favorable[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music 7/10 stars[9]

Freak of Nature is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Anastacia, released on November 23, 2001 by Epic Records. The album was primarily produced by Ric Wake, Sam Watters, and Louis Biancaniello, with additional production from Richie Jones. The album debuted and peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard 200, while reaching number four in the United Kingdom and number one in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Freak of Nature has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.[10]

Release[edit]

For the US edition of the album, three tracks from the album were remixed ("One Day in Your Life", "You'll Never Be Alone", and "Don't Stop (Doin' It)") and a new track, "I Thought I Told You That", a collaboration with Faith Evans, was included on the album. A collectors edition of the album was released in Europe in November 2002, featuring a bonus disc containing "I Thought I Told You That", a cover version of the classic Disney song "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Boom" (which served as the 2002 FIFA World Cup official song), as well as three remixes and two live recordings.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freak of Nature"  
3:39
2. "Paid My Dues"  
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
3:21
3. "Overdue Goodbye"  
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:34
4. "You'll Never Be Alone"  
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:21
5. "One Day in Your Life"  
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:28
6. "How Come the World Won't Stop"  
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:03
7. "Why'd You Lie to Me"  
  • Anastacia
  • Sharpe
  • Lawson
  • Trey Parker
  • Damon Butler
  • Canela Cox
Wake 3:43
8. "Don'tcha Wanna"  
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:43
9. "Secrets"  
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
5:22
10. "Don't Stop (Doin' It)"  
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:21
11. "I Dreamed You"  
Wake 5:04
12. "Overdue Goodbye (Reprise)"  
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
1:35
Total length:
47:14
Notes
  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies a remixer
  • "Boom" does not appear on the UK collectors edition bonus disc[16]
Sampling credits

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[59] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[60] Platinum 40,000*
Belgium (BEA)[61] Platinum 50,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[62] Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[63] Platinum 39,275[63]
France (SNEP)[64] 2× Gold 274,900[65]
Germany (BVMI)[66] 3× Platinum 900,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[67] Gold 25,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[68] 2× Platinum 160,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[69] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[70] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[71] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[72] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[73] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[74] 5× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[75] 3× Platinum 900,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[76] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Edition Label Ref.
Australia November 23, 2001 Standard Sony [77]
France November 26, 2001 [78]
Germany [79]
Italy [80]
United Kingdom Epic [81]
United States June 18, 2002
[13]
Japan July 24, 2002 Sony [11]
United Kingdom November 11, 2002 Collector's Epic [16]
Germany Sony [14]
France November 18, 2002 [15]

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