First Chart Entry: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” (#21, 2003)
Biggest Hit To Date: “Haven’t Met You Yet” (#1 for five weeks, 2009-10)
“IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY”
#1 for four weeks, 24 weeks in the top 40
Why be sad over a breakup when you can just parade in the streets about it? That’s part of the concept of the video for this hit from Michael Bublé, a poppy and peppy track that just makes you want to smile and wipe those blues away.
From his #1 album To Be Loved, “Beautiful” was cowritten by Bublé, Alan Chang and Amy Foster, and produced by Bob Rock. The single debuted on February 25 and it immediately impacted my top 40, rising quickly to #1 on the chart dated April 14 and spending four weeks there, tied for his second-longest run at the top. (2007 single “Everything” also achieved the same amount of time there.) With a quick rise also came a quick fall as the song failed to make as significant an outcome nationally as “Haven’t Met You Yet” made three years prior. Still, it went top 10 on his core radio format, Adult Contemporary, and once again provided the soccer moms (and maybe even chart geeks) with something to sing along to.
“Beautiful” also garnered some pretty beautiful peaks worldwide, going top ten in several European countries like Belgium, Finland and the United Kingdom. The current U.S. single from the effort is “Close Your Eyes”, which is doing moderately well on the AC airwaves. “After All”, a duet with fellow Canadian Bryan Adams, and a cover of “You Make Me Feel So Young” have also received the single treatment in Europe, but to little chart activity.
Congrats Michael on another great hit! His worldwide tour picks up again January 11 in Paris, France.