Bad Day topped the charts in 2006 after it was used as the go home song on season five of American Idol. Powter never charted again but he's had more success in Europe. He was born Feb. 25, 1971 in Vernon, BC. He learned to play violin as a child and he switched to piano as a teen. He studied music in college but dropped out due to dyslexia. Powter released the EP I'm Your Betty in 2000 and a couple of songs were used in the Canadian TV series Higher Ground. After appearing on the 2005 Berlin Live 8 concert, Bad Day was used in a Coke commercial. The song became a hit in Europe. Warner Bros. released Bad Day in the US in 2006 after it was used as the go home song on season five of American Idol. It topped the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Gold. Powter continued to have success in Europe and in Canada but he has never charted again in the US. I guess that makes him a one hit wonder. Billboard even named Bad Day the top one hit wonder of the decade. Powter left Warners after his 2008 CD Under The Radar didn't sell. After working with Marcy's Playground, Powter signed with the Japanese label Avex and his CD Turn Out The Lights was released in 2012. He seems to be active everywhere but the US. Powter announced in Apr. 2013 that he was working on new music but there's no release date yet. Here's the video for Bad Day by Daniel Powter.