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Daniel Powter: Hard to beat Bad Day

Daniel Powter didn't put himself under pressure to top his big hit
Daniel Powter didn't put himself under pressure to top his big hit

Daniel Powter has revealed he never felt under pressure to top his big hit Bad Day - because it probably can't be done.

The Canadian singer-songwriter had a massive hit with the song in 2005.

But he said: "I never really looked at it as having to take on the pressure of beating it because it was almost unattainable.

"It was almost a blessing because it was so big. I don't think a lot of people could really be realistic with me writing another song that big; even if I had a song that did nearly half of what that one did, that would probably be considered a big song."

Daniel also revealed he didn't even hear a pop song until he was 12.

He said: "My parents would only let us listen to symphonic music like classical music. We weren't allowed to listen to 'the Devil's music', so probably until I was 12, I'd never even heard much of a pop song.

"Then going through my mum's collection I discovered The Beatles when I was 12 years old, and that's when I started to really fall in love with pop music, and after that it was Beatles and Bowie, Prince and Fleetwood Mac."

:: Daniel Powter's new album, Turn On The Lights, is out now.

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