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13th May 2018

Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn is actually a cover and the original just isn’t the same

Mind = blown!

If you knew that this anthem was actually a cover, then fair play.

Yes, 90s kids everywhere who mimed along to this banger while looking out the window of their school bus pretending to be in the music video (just me?) had their minds blown when they realised it was actually a cover.

Arguably Natalie Imbruglia’s biggest tune of all time, Torn, was ingrained into our minds in 1997 when it was released.

However, we were left in a state of shock when we found out that it was actually a cover of another artist’s song.

In 1993, the song was written for Danish singer Lis Sørensen and was later recorded by rock band, Ednaswap.

However, the track didn’t garner much attention until a few years later when Natalie gave us all the feels with her version.

Yes, one tweet reminding people of that fact, revealed the truth to a whole host of other fans who were previously completely unaware.

*Cue lots of Twitter freak-outs*

Obviously, we were then very curious to hear this original version, presuming it wouldn’t be totally unfamiliar to us.

And while the temptation to sing along is there, it’s just not the same as Natalie’s version.