Clay Aiken – It Just Makes Me Smile


Do you have a favorite Clay Aiken song?  I like most of Clay’s recorded music, however, there is one song that I have liked for 11 years!!

Perfect Day

This pop song was on Clay’s first album, Measure of A Man.  It was never released as a single, but Clay did perform it on tour many times.  I can’t tell you why it is a favorite…it just makes me smile!

There are three people who are listed as writers on this upbeat song:

Danielle Brisebois

Danielle was an active child actor and was best known for her role in All In The Family, Archie Bunker’s Place and As Good As It Gets.  She retired from acting to become a singer & songwriter.  She has had an active music-writing life and seems to enjoy her work.

Jimmy Harry

Jimmy Harry is a Golden Globe winning songwriter and composer. Harry has worked with artists such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Clarkson, Weezer, Pink, Fischerspooner, Oh Land, and Santana. Recognized at the 2012 Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he won “Best Original Song” with Madonna and Julie Frost for the song “Masterpiece”.

Shep Solomon

Sheppard has had 140 songs recorded and released worldwide.   Among other hit songs, Shep wrote Ryan Cabrera’s True which charted at #4 CHR Pop and won Solomon a BMI award for Best Song. In 2011 Solomon releases included the UK Top 10 radio track Wonderland’s ‘Not a Love Song,’ One Direction’s ‘Tell Me a Lie,’  and J-Lo’s ‘Everybody’s Girl’ from the Love Album. Solomon has worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion and Enrique Iglesias.

SueReu put together a video of Perfect Day.  I hope you enjoy it!

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – It Just Makes Me Smile

  1. Oh yes that was a favorite song of mine too musicfan! SueReu's montage is brilliant and just so cute! I could never get enough of him trying to break into that cute smile while waiting to perform on GMA. So CUTE!! Best hair EVER! <shallow alert!> When oh when are we going to hear from him!!!

  2. This is one of my favorite songs from that album also. This was my 20-something daughter's favorite at the time. She sings it every morning in the shower!

  3. I just listened to this song on my Measure of a Man CD in my car. I enjoy his music while I am driving back and forth to work. "Perfect Day" does make me smile! But his song
    "Touch" makes me melt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. I have no particular favorite coz I love all of Clay's song, each for a different reason. All of them makes me smile, so whenever I'm feeling blue I just listen to them and voila I'm smiling from ear to ear…

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