The Full Wiki

Room Service (Bryan Adams album): Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Room Service
Studio album by Bryan Adams
Released September 10, 2004
Recorded September 29, 2002 - June 4, 2004
Genre Rock
Length 39:14
Label Polydor
Mercury (US)
Producer Bryan Adams
Professional reviews
Bryan Adams chronology
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Room Service
Singles from Room Service
  1. "Open Road"
    Released: September 13, 2004
  2. "Flying"
    Released: November 29, 2004
  3. "Room Service"
    Released: March 28, 2005
  4. "This Side of Paradise"
    Released: 2005

Room Service is a rock album by Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams released internationally in 2004 and in the U.S. the following year. Room Service is Adams' ninth studio album and the first studio album for Adams since 1998's "On a Day Like Today". "Open Road" was the album's first single, followed by "Flying", and "Room Service". In the U.S. a fourth single was released, called "This Side of Paradise". In the summer of 2005, "Open Road" became the theme song for ESPN's SportsCenter series 50 States in 50 Days.

"East Side Story" was originally going to be released on Chicane's cancelled album Easy To Assemble with Adams on vocals and a different composition.

"Blessing In Disguise" was a bonus track in Japan. "Friday Night in London" also appears as a bonus track in sometimes. Both songs have appeared on single CD of "Flying".



Work on Room Service began in 2002 and was completed in 2004. Another album named Stripped was also recorded by Adams but not released since he wasn't happy with the songs. Stripped featured acoustic versions of the songs on Room Service.

Views & Charts

Room Service debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine's European chart. It reached #4 in the U.K. & #2 in Canada.


The resulting tour was a smash, with almost every concert being sold out. The Room Service Tour continued from 2004 through 2006. Bryan toured all round the world playing in countries like India, Pakistan, & Vietnam. Adams became the first Western artist to perform in Pakistan in 2006 at Karachi.


The disc opens with the dance number "East Side Story" which features vocal from Chicane. The second song is This Side of Paradise, which was released as the fourth single in America. It is a midtempo song wrtitten by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters. The third song is "Not Romeo Not Juliet" which is different from his other tracks, as he talks about two lovers splitting up. The fourth song "Flying" is the second single, it reached #39 in the UK chart. The next track "She's A Little Too Good For Me" is the most hard rocking song on the disc. Then comes the lead single, "Open Road" is among the best known songs of Adams and a fixture of his live concerts. The next song is the ballad "I Was Only Dreamin'" which has received very favourable reviews. Bryan later released this song in a French language as a duet with Emmanuelle Seigner titled "Ce N'était Qu'un Rêve". [1] This song is also credited as Michael Kamen's last work in music. The other songs are - "Right Back Where I Started From" , "Nowhere Fast" , "Why Do Ya Have To Be So Hard To Love" & bonus tracks "Blessing In Disguise" and "Friday Night in London". "Why Do Ya Have To Be So Hard To Love" is also featured on the U.S. version of Anthology. Adams stated that this song's vocals matched the song like "Please Forgive Me". [2]

Music videos

The first video "Open Road" received heavy airplay on television. Bryan giving interviews and promoting the album. The video features Adams stuck in a traffic jam and opens the road to drive through. The second video "Flying" features Adams himself in the video. Room Service was the third video and it featured footage from Adams' concert in Lisbon. Last video shot for "This Side of Paradise". Video featured Adams and his band performs song at the stage. This video received airplay on US generally because of the single was released in only United States.

Track listings

  • Bryan Adams co-wrote all of the songs on the album; additional writers are listed below.
# Title Writer(s) Length
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


  • Bryan Adams - guitar, dobro, harmonica, piano and bass
  • Keith Scott - guitars
  • Mickey Curry - drums
  • Norm Fisher - bass
  • Gary Breit - piano and organ
  • Phil Thornalley - additional production, guitars and keyboards
  • Yoad Nevo - additional production, programming, percussion, guitars
  • Declan Masterson - Irish whistle on "Flying"
  • Maurice Seezer - accordion and piano on "Flying"
  • Gavin Greenway - string arrangement on "Flying"
  • Michael Kamen - string arrangement and oboe on "I Was Only Dreaming"
  • Ben Dobie, Avril Mackintosh, and Olle Romo - protocols editing
  • The Pointless Brothers - background vocals on "Flying"
  • Bob Clearmountain - Mixing
  • Ben Dobie - engineering
  • Kirk McNally - engineering


External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address