Room Service is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. The album was released by Polydor Records on September 10, 2004. Room Service was the first release of new Adams material since the soundtrack album Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron in 2002 and the first studio album in six years since On a Day Like Today. Adams produced the album and co-wrote the album with Gretchen Peters, Nicholas Bracegirdle, Phil Thornalley, Robert John « Mutt » Lange, Eliot Kennedy and Jörgen Elofsson. Similar to Adams previous material, the themes in Room Service are mainly based on romance, love and relationships.
Room Service was a commercial success, peaking at number one in Germany and Switzerland, despite mixed reviews from critics. The album charted in the top ten in seven other territories; its least successful charting area was France, where the album peaked at number two-hundred. Room Service entered the charts in more than 15 countries. The album didn’t fare as well in the United States, where it was released by Adams without a record company, but internationally the album sold 3 million copies.
Five songs were released from the album in various forms and at various times: « Open Road », « Flying », « Room Service », « This Side of Paradise » and « Why Do You Have to Be So Hard to Love?, of which the three firsts were released as physical singles internationally and the two later being a radio-airplay singles. The album’s first single charted within the top twenty on the Canadian Singles Chart, the second within the top forties in Canada and the top hundred in Europe; « Room Service » was less commercially successful. The album was nominated for two Juno Awards, for « CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year » and « Artist of the Year ».
|1.||« East Side Story »||Peters, Bracegirdle||4:45|
|2.||« This Side of Paradise »||Peters||3:50|
|3.||« Not Romeo Not Juliet »||Thornalley, Munday||3:37|
|4.||« Flying »||Lange||4:04|
|5.||« She’s a Little Too Good for Me »||Peters||2:37|
|6.||« Open Road »||Kennedy||3:35|
|7.||« Room Service »||Kennedy||2:53|
|8.||« I Was Only Dreamin' »||Peters||2:30|
|9.||« Right Back Where I Started From »||Kennedy||3:41|
|10.||« Nowhere Fast »||Peters, Ellofsson||3:48|
|11.||« Why Do You Have to Be So Hard to Love? »||Peters||2:58|
|12.||« Blessing in Disguise (UK/Japan Bonus Track and B-side of single)«||Peters||3:00|