The week of August 2nd 2005, iTunes’ free single of the week was a song called Bad Day by unknown artist Daniel Powter. A few months later, American Idol shot the song to #1 by using it as the shows signature song for the 2006 season.
Before American Idol though, there was a very clever music video that includes a guy and a girl who seem to be stuck in a rut. And yes, they do hook up in the end.
Check out the video (with no American Idol references).
And an interesting point, Bad Day was never written for American Idol, it just happened to get picked up.
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