Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for "Torn"

Oftentimes, lightning only strikes once for many singers and bands. My A-Z Challenge for 2014 will focus on those glorious "one hit wonders" spanning the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Some are my favorite songs, others are just plain memorable (for better or for worse). Join me in celebrating these 26 one hit wonders in pop music!

I do a funny thing with pop songs that I like. When they come on the radio for the millionth time, I change the channel. Because I like a song, I don't want to let music stations make me sick of them. Back in 1998, When Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" hit the airwaves in the U.S. I changed the channel almost every time.

I still love this song. Okay, maybe the fact that Natalie Imbruglia is amazingly beautiful helps, but this song is just really good. It was a huge hit worldwide, and holds the record for the most airplay in several countries. Here in the U.S., it was #1 for 11 consecutive weeks on the 100 Hot Airplay rankings, but because the song wasn't released as a physical single until much later, it didn't rise above #41 on the Billboards.

But she was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards, and she won all kinds of other awards (Billboard Music, MTV awards, etc). On various countdowns, it ended up #1 (Top 90s pop songs of all time) and has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Although she's released three other albums through 2010, she hasn't had another hit here in the States since 1998. That's okay, because she's done all kinds of other stuff since then, like being a judge on The X Factor in the U.K. and her native Australia.


Phats said...

I remember jamming in my car to Torn haha I am going back to read the rest love one hit wonders

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Radio overplay kills so many good songs...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Loved this song! Getting ready to listen to it now…. :)

David P. King said...

My swim team sang this on the bus once. It was epic! :)

Jay Noel said...

I love the mime/body language interpretation of Torn by that comedian. Great stuff!

farawayeyes said...

I remember this one, like it back then, and I still like it today. Haven't heard it in ages, nor did I realize it was her ONLY big hit. Probably because it was SO big.

Crystal Collier said...

I love that song. My hubby listens to a song for about six months, then refuses to ever hear it again. I hear it three times and never need to listen to it again--strong audio memory--but I don't mind long as there's nothing else competing for realty in my brain. =)

True Heroes from A to Z

G. B. Miller said...

Just a general comment about these one hit wonders: most of the time, short of buying their catalogue, the only way you can listen to other cuts from a given c.d. that contains the "one hit" is listening to it on college radio.

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Loni Townsend said...

I don't think I ever got sick of listening to this song. It was one of those visceral feeling songs that just stuck with me.

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