A Thousand Different Ways is Clay Aiken's third studio album that was released on September 19, 2006 by RCA Records and 19 Recordings.


  1. Right Here Waiting 4:19
  2. Lonely No More 3:27
  3. Without You 3:34
  4. Every Time You Go Away 4:08
  5. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 3:45
  6. When I See You Smile 4:24
  7. A Thousand Days 4:28
  8. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) 4:00
  9. Because You Loved Me 4:43
  10. I Want To Know What Love Is 3:41
  11. These Open Arms 3:27
  12. Here You Come Again 3:32
  13. Everything I Have 4:09
  14. Broken Wings 3:58

Chart Performance[]

"A Thousand Different Ways" peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, Top Internet Albums chart and Top Digital Albums chart. It spent 14 weeks on the chart.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA in November 2006.

Critical Reception[]

Allmusic wrote that the album is as "predictable and slick as a latter-day Barry Manilow album."

Entertainment Weekly gave it a "D", writing that he "hurries along his own fossilization by sucking any remaining life out of ”Broken Wings,” ”Everything I Do (I Do It for You),” and other big ’80s ballads."