Remember Daniel Powter’s sing-songy “Bad Day” song, spurred into “big hit” land by season five of “American Idol”? Powter’s song was the “exit” song every time someone got eliminated. It has not aged well.
It was No. 1 for five weeks in 2006. Powter never returned to the top 100. It was also ranked as the top one-hit wonder of the decade by billboard.com.
Bo Bice was another one who landed on the list with his version of the atrocious “Inside Your Heaven,” which landed at No. 2. Although “Real Thing” cracked the top 20 of the top 40 charts, Billboard is basing this on the Hot 100. “Real Thing” peaked there at No. 56, so it isn’t counted as a “hit.”
Others who qualfied in one-hit wonder land include Gnarls Barkley (featuring Atlanta’s Cee-lo), Atlanta’s D4L (with the goofy and ultimately irritating “Laffy Taffy”), former (and possibly current) Atlantan Blu Cantrell (”Hit’Em Up Style”), MIMS, Crazy Town (”Butterfly”) and James Blunt (”You’re Beautiful”).
- Jessica Sierra, who was that other blonde gal not named Carrie Underwood from season four, has seen her career go the complete opposite direction as Carrie: she was arrested for cocaine possession and assault in 2007 and got probation. She had a sex tape leaked onto the Internet. She taped “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” on VH1. She broke her probation in late December 2007 and ended up in prison again and a year in rehab.
But there is some good news. Out of rehab, she also now has a baby. Who the daddy is is not identified in this supposed press release.