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Someone on Twitter revealed that 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia is actually a cover and it's blowing people's minds

It’s not even a cover. It’s a cover of a cover.


‘TORN’ IS AN iconic track. A perfect choice for predrinks, nice to listen to on the bus and one you can enjoy while you’re cleaning.

There’s no time or mood that this song isn’t appropriate for. It’s a work of art. The most important thing that Natalie Imbruglia has ever done, perhaps.

So a lot of people were really disappointed to find out that it’s actually a cover. Of a cover.

Like the carpet being ripped out from under you.


People aren’t taking the news very well.

Tweet by @DSA Uranus 🏴 Source: DSA Uranus 🏴/Twitter

Tweet by @horse the band Source: horse the band/Twitter

This is what everyone checking Wikipedia right now looks like.

what Source: sarah/Twitter

You’re probably dying to hear the original now then. Here it is, the first Danish version of Torn:

Source: Nicoline Tardini/YouTube

Not bad. Probably as good for Danish-speakers as Natalie Imbruglia’s version was for us.

Here’s the first time the song was recorded in English, or the version that Natalie covered:

Source: reesescupbrandy1/YouTube

It’s definitely not something you’d stick on the predrinks playlist. If you’re not shaken by the fact that Torn is a cover, here’s an even harder to believe fact:

Finally, here’s Natalie Imbruglia’s version, just so you never forget how good it is:

Source: natalieimbrugliaVEVO/YouTube



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