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*
Apparently the original artist is SR-71. Even “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover. Mind blown.
— Jonh (@enigmaddict) May 4, 2018
Fact that will make you question reality: “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia is actually a cover version.
— ucfsky (@ucfsky) May 3, 2018
First I find out that Natalie Imbruglia’s version of Torn was a cover. Now this.
IS EVERYTHING I KNEW TO BE TRUE IN LIFE GOING TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM ME?
— 06ELEVEN (@06eleven) May 2, 2018
Just the same kind of shocked when I found out that Whitney Houston’s I will always love you is a cover version of a 1973 song
Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn
— 23 (@nabieller) April 29, 2018
— Alyssa Salman (@alysal08) April 28, 2018
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.