On a Day Like Today (album)

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On a Day Like Today
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Studio album by Bryan Adams
Released October 27, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Rock, pop
Length 55:14
Label A&M
Producer Bryan Adams, Bob Rock, Phil Thornalley, Phil Western
Bryan Adams chronology
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]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[5]

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 listing[edit]

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


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. 
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 2002 edition by Colin Larkin. Page 1944
  5. ^ [Los Angeles Times review]