A smash hit like Bad Day should have been a good thing for Canadian singer Daniel Powter.
It was used as the farewell song on American Idol, sold millions of copies around the world and was the hit of 2006.
But none of his songs since then have come close and Powter became sick of being dubbed a one-hit wonder.
He said: “After the first record, I toured for about two years, was so burned out, and I just didn’t want to do it anymore. I felt really glum. I did a lot of drugs. I was really addicted to drugs and alcohol, which is the classic thing. You know, everybody says that. But I’m sober, I just felt like I wanted to do it (try for a hit single) one more time.”
The 41-year-old has just released single Cupid and his new album – Turn On The Lights – will be out this summer.