What to Do with Daylight

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What to Do with Daylight
Studio album by Brooke Fraser
Released 29 October 2003
(New Zealand Release)

10 September 2004
(International Release)
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 49:07
Label Columbia
Sony BMG
Producer Brady Blade
Brooke Fraser chronology
What To Do With Daylight
Singles from What To Do With Daylight
  1. "Better"
    Released: 30 June 2003
  2. "Lifeline"
    Released: 9 November 2003
  3. "Saving the World"
    Released: 14 March 2004
  4. "Arithmetic"
    Released: 19 July 2004
  5. "Without You"
    Released: 17 January 2005
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What to Do with Daylight is the debut album by New Zealand singer/songwriter, Brooke Fraser released in 2004. What to Do with Daylight was the top New Zealand album for 2004 (according to RIANZ), and went seven times Platinum.

The album title comes from the album's first track "Arithmetic", as heard in the line "Wondering what to do with daylight/Until I can make you mine". The song was released as the album's fourth single in New Zealand.

All five singles from the album reached the top 20 NZ singles chart and achieved No. 1 airplay status.

All tracks on the album were written by Fraser herself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Arithmetic" – 4:01
  2. "Saving the World" – 4:10
  3. "Still In Love" – 4:28
  4. "Lifeline" – 4:08
  5. "Waste Another Day" – 5:25
  6. "Without You" – 2:59
  7. "Reverie" – 5:14
  8. "Indelible" – 4:38
  9. "Better" – 4:05
  10. "Scarlet" – 5:57
  11. "Mystery" – 4:02

Special edition[edit]

What To Do With Daylight was also re-released as a two disc CD+DVD "Special Edition" in 2004, following the albums success. The first disc was the album with the second disc being a live DVD of four songs from the album. This set also came with a slipcase cover with a different photo of Fraser. The DVD was filmed and recorded live at The Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland on 2 April 2004.

Live DVD track list:

  1. "Saving the World"
  2. "Lifeline"
  3. "Arithmetic"
  4. "Better"

Charts and certifications[edit]

What To Do With Daylight debuted at number one on the New Zealand RIANZ Album Chart. It was also certified Gold in the first week with sales of over 7,500. Within three weeks the album was certified Platinum with sales of over 15,000.

The album had a 66-week run on the New Zealand chart dating from 16 November 2003 – 28 February 2005, and would go on to reach number one a further two times and be certified 7x Platinum.

Chart Peak
Certification Sales
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 1 7x Platinum 105,000+

Certifications in weeks:

  • Gold – First week
  • Platinum – 3 weeks
  • 2x Platinum – 7 weeks
  • 3x Platinum – 21 weeks
  • 4x Platinum – 36 weeks
  • 5x Platinum – 48 weeks
  • 6x Platinum – 53 weeks
  • 7x Platinum – 63 weeks
Preceded by
by Hayley Westenra
RIANZ Album Charts No. 1 Album
16 November 2003
One week
Succeeded by
by Hayley Westenra
Preceded by
by Goldenhorse
RIANZ Album Charts No. 1 Album
23 August 2004
One week
Succeeded by
Everyone is Here
by The Finn Brothers
Preceded by
Into the West
by Yulia
RIANZ Album Charts No. 1 Album
18 October 2004
One week
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits
by Robbie Williams