Children of the ’90s, beware: Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” is actually a cover.
Twitter user @VilinskiKonjic revealed a surprising fact to some Twitter users after their ’90s-themed tweet went viral. In the tweet, they made a list of things that are part of ’90s kids’ coming of age:
That’s right, “Torn” is actually a cover of another cover. The song was first written by rock band Ednaswap in 1993 but was recorded by Danish singer Lis Sørensen, who translated it and retitled it “Brændt”, which means “burnt” in Danish.
In 1995, Ednaswap recorded their own song, putting their own moody spin on it:
And, of course, in 1997, Imbruglia recorded her own version, which would be her lead single from her debut album. The song went on to become a massive hit for the artist, but now Twitter users are upset that their ’90s nostalgia has been completely altered: