Freak of Nature

Freak of Nature is the second studio album by American singer Anastacia. It was released on November 23, 2001, by Epic Records and Daylight Records. The album was primarily produced by Ric Wake, Sam Watters, and Louis Biancaniello, with additional production from Richie Jones. It debuted and peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard 200, while reaching number four in the United Kingdom and number one in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. As of September 2012, Freak of Nature had sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.[10]

Freak of Nature
Anastacia - Freak of Nature
Studio album by Anastacia
Released November 23, 2001
Recorded 2001
Studio
Genre
Length 47:14
Label
Producer
Anastacia chronology
Not That Kind
(2000)
Freak of Nature
(2001)
Anastacia
(2004)
Singles from Freak of Nature
  1. "Paid My Dues"
    Released: November 6, 2001
  2. "One Day in Your Life"
    Released: March 4, 2002
  3. "Boom"
    Released: June 3, 2002
  4. "Why'd You Lie to Me"
    Released: September 9, 2002
  5. "You'll Never Be Alone"
    Released: November 4, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[4]
NME 2/10[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone Favorable[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music 7/10 stars[9]

Release

For the US edition of the album, three tracks from the album were remixed ("One Day in Your Life", "You'll Never Be Alone", and "Don't Stop (Doin' It)"). A new track, "I Thought I Told You That", a collaboration with Faith Evans, was also included on the US album. A collectors edition of the album was released in Europe in November 2002, featuring a bonus disc containing "I Thought I Told You That", a cover version of the Disney song "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Boom" (which served as the 2002 FIFA World Cup official song), as well as three remixes and two live recordings.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freak of Nature"
3:39
2. "Paid My Dues"
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
3:21
3. "Overdue Goodbye"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:34
4. "You'll Never Be Alone"
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:21
5. "One Day in Your Life"
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:28
6. "How Come the World Won't Stop"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:03
7. "Why'd You Lie to Me"
Wake 3:43
8. "Don'tcha Wanna"
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:43
9. "Secrets"
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
5:22
10. "Don't Stop (Doin' It)"
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:21
11. "I Dreamed You"
Wake 5:04
12. "Overdue Goodbye (Reprise)"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
1:35
Total length: 47:14
Japanese edition bonus track[11]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Boom" (2002 FIFA World Cup official song)
Ballard 3:19
US edition[12][13]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freak of Nature"
  • Anastacia
  • Jones
  • Kupper
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
3:39
2. "Paid My Dues"
  • Lawson
  • Sharpe
  • Kafi
  • Anastacia
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
3:21
3. "Overdue Goodbye"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:34
4. "You'll Never Be Alone" (US version)
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:39
5. "One Day in Your Life" (US version)
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:50
6. "How Come the World Won't Stop"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
4:03
7. "I Thought I Told You That" (featuring Faith Evans)
Wake 3:35
8. "Why'd You Lie to Me"
  • Anastacia
  • Sharpe
  • Lawson
  • Parker
  • Butler
  • Cox
Wake 3:43
9. "Don'tcha Wanna"
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Wonder
  • Wright
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:43
10. "Secrets"
  • Anastacia
  • James
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
5:22
11. "Don't Stop (Doin' It)" (US version)
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
  • Biancaniello
  • Watters
4:27
12. "I Dreamed You"
  • Anastacia
  • Bramble
  • Robbins
Wake 5:04
13. "Overdue Goodbye (Reprise)"
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
  • Wake
  • Jones[a]
1:35
Total length: 51:35
Collectors edition bonus disc[14][15]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Thought I Told You That" (featuring Faith Evans)
  • Malek
  • Renée
  • Anastacia
Wake 3:35
2. "Someday My Prince Will Come" Ballard 3:44
3. "Boom" (2002 FIFA World Cup official song)
  • Anastacia
  • Ballard
Ballard 3:19
4. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Mix)
  • Lawson
  • Sharpe
  • Kafi
  • Anastacia
5:17
5. "One Day in Your Life" (Hex Hector/Mac Quayle Club Mix)
  • Anastacia
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
10:12
6. "Why'd You Lie to Me" (Nu Soul DNB Mix)
  • Anastacia
  • Sharpe
  • Lawson
  • Parker
  • Butler
  • Cox
6:38
7. "Freak of Nature" (live from Japan, September 13, 2002)
  • Anastacia
  • Jones
  • Kupper
  • Mann
Chuckii Booker 4:23
8. "Overdue Goodbye" (live from Japan, September 13, 2002)
  • Anastacia
  • Mann
Booker 5:41
Total length: 42:49

Notes

  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies a remixer
  • "Boom" does not appear on the UK collectors edition bonus disc[16]

Sample credits

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 10
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[19] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 12
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[22] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[23] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24] 1
European Albums (Music & Media)[25] 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[26] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[27] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[28] 1
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[29] 5
Irish Albums (IRMA)[30] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[31] 3
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[32] 59
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[33] 39
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[34] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[35] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[36] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[37] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[38] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[39] 4
US Billboard 200[40] 27

Year-end charts

Chart (2001) Position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[41] 62
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[42] 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[43] 28
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[44] 53
French Albums (SNEP)[45] 132
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[46] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[47] 16
UK Albums (OCC)[48] 52
Chart (2002) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[49] 53
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[50] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[51] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[52] 80
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[53] 19
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[54] 7
European Albums (Music & Media)[55] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[56] 89
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[57] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[58] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[59] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[60] 29

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[61] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[62] Platinum 40,000*
Belgium (BEA)[63] Platinum 50,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[64] Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[65] Platinum 39,275[65]
France (SNEP)[66] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[67] 3× Platinum 900,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[68] Gold 25,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[69] 2× Platinum 160,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[70] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[71] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[72] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[73] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[74] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[75] 5× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[76] 3× Platinum 900,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[77] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Edition Label Ref.
Australia November 23, 2001 Standard Sony [78]
France November 26, 2001 [79]
Germany [80]
Italy [81]
United Kingdom Epic [82]
United States June 18, 2002
[13]
Japan July 24, 2002 Sony Japan [11]
United Kingdom November 11, 2002 Collectors Epic [16]
Germany Sony [14]
France November 18, 2002 [15]

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