On a Day Like Today

If you can get past the insipid lyrics (”Free is all you gotta be/Dream dreams no one else can see”), On a Day Like Today — the album title and a hook-heavy power ballad — is about as close to heaven (and ”Heaven”) as Bryan Adams has managed in recent years. Co-penned by Phil Thornalley — the guy behind Natalie Imbruglia’s ”Torn” — it’s the sort of happy-sappy throwaway that can, to steal a bad line from Adams, make the sun ”shine, shine thru the rain.” B

On a Day Like Today
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