What award did Billboard Magazine give to Daniel Powter?”
Billboard has named Daniel Powter the One Hit Wonder of the decade. Powter’s song Bad Day was used as the American Idol goodbye song for season 5 and became the biggest single of 2006. Bad Day was featured on Daniel Powter’s self titled 2005 album along with other songs including Free Loop, Jimmy Gets High, and Love You Lately. Even with the immense popularity of Bad Day, Powter has not hit the Hot 100 with any other song. Terror Squad, Crazy Town, MIMS, D4L, James Blunt, Gnarls Barkley, Blu Cantrell, Bo Bice, and Dream round out the top ten One Hit Wonders on Billboard’s list.
http://z.about.com/d/top40/1/0/l/9/powterbdsm.jpg It certainly didn’t seem like a “Bad Day” for singer-songwriter Daniel Powter when his song went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and to the pop top 10 in countries around the world. However, follow up success has been very very elusive. Billboard has now named Daniel Powter their One Hit Wonder of the decade of the 2000s. The criteria for this designation is an act who has failed to produce a follow up hitting the top 25 of the Hot 100. In Powter’s case, he has failed to even return to the Billboard Hot 100 at all. The complete top 5 one hit wonders are listed below.