The 62-year-old Canadian rock legend had a worldwide hit with 'I Do It For You' which topped the UK for weeks in 1991. But the 'Run to You' singer was "constantly" playing gigs and couldn't really enjoy the "surreal aspect of being number 1."
In an interview with The Independent newspaper, Bryan said: "I've been touring. People were always saying, 'You're number one in England', but I wasn't there to experience it. I was performing non-stop, I was literally touring for four years […] I guess I never really got to enjoy the surreal aspect of being number one for four months. I was only told about it."
The 'Heaven' hitmaker is known around the world for his single 'Summer of '69', which failed to chart in most countries and only rose to 'popularity' a decade later. When asked why that might be, Adams explained, "They said, 'Did you know that 'Summer of '69' just hit 1 in Holland?' Although the song was a bit of a hit in North America, it took 10 years to get known and it didn't even chart in the UK, so maybe there's something about the songs we write that doesn't necessarily come right away catches on. But in the long run, they rise from the rubble."
Bryan will release his 15th studio album 'So Happy It Hurts' on Friday. And the singer and photographer is happier than ever in his career. "It's taken me years to get to this point, but I'm pretty happy I made it," the star continued.