The story behind “Torn”, Natalie Imbruglia’s one-hit wonder in the late ’90s

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In 1997, music was a mix of everything and anything coming together.

Several music genres were thrown into a melting pot that exacerbated our senses. It was a year when radio and MTV defined what pop music was going to become during the last years of the millennium, and while doing so provided us with new trends in pop culture. It was a time when there was compulsive fear of the Y2K and the end of the world as we approached the end of the millennium, and the time when TV comedies had fake laughs throughout their episodes and reality TV was becoming the primary cultural export of the American entertainment industry.

Specifically, in music this is the decade when grunge defined a generation, when gangsta rap became mainstream, when teenage pop captivated masses of screaming teenagers, when Eurodance reigned supreme on radio and dance floors across the world and when some of the most powerful female voices made us drop our jaws in awe.

In the middle of all of this, there was Natalie Imbruglia, an Australian soap opera actress and model turned singer who captivated the music industry and had one of the most-heard songs on the radio that year.This is Uncovering the Cover: Torn, the story behind Natalie Imbruglia’s one-hit wonder in the 90s.

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