Under the Radar (Daniel Powter album)

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Under the Radar
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 2008
Producer Linda Perry
Daniel Powter chronology
Daniel Powter
Under the Radar
Turn On the Lights
Singles from Under the Radar
  1. "Next Plane Home"
    Released: August 2008
  2. "Best of Me"
    Released: September 2008
  3. "Whole World Around"
    Released: Spring 2009
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Metacritic 40/100 [1]
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BBC Music (mixed) [4]

Under the Radar is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Powter and follows his 2005 self-titled second album. The album was released in September 2008 in Europe and was later released in North America in 2009. [5] The song "Next Plane Home" was released as the first single of the album. It was followed by "Best of Me" and then "Whole World Around". This album also contains a new remix of "Love You Lately" which has a cleaner sound, extra keyboard/synthesizer effects, and some extra backing vocals as well as a re-recording of the song "Negative Fashion" which originally appeared on Powter's debut album "I'm Your Betty". In the UK, the album has debuted at number 43 and included an exclusive bonus track in the form of a live rendition of Bad Day in Vienna (This was also included on the Taiwan release). [6]

The new remix of "Love You Lately" was re-released as a promo single in the US and has been getting frequent airplay in New England as of present on AC charts.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Daniel Powter, except where noted.

1."Best of Me" (composed by Powter and Kara DioGuardi)3:59
2."Not Coming Back"4:01
3."Whole World Around"4:27
4."Next Plane Home" (composed by Powter and Rick Nowels)3:10
5."Am I Still the One?" (Duet with Linda Perry)4:16
6."Negative Fashion"3:26
7."Don't Give Up on Me"3:31
8."Fly Away"3:35
9."Beauty Queen" (composed by Powter and Linda Perry)3:37
10."My So Called Life" (Linda Perry)3:33
11."Love You Lately (Remix)"3:02
12."Bad Day (Live in Vienna) (UK/Taiwan Bonus Track)"4:17
13."Best of Me (Demo version)"3:09

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