If you are a child of the 90s you better take a seat for this.
The anthem on which you built all of your teen angst, the tune you played as you drove to Blockbuster to rent “Can’t Hardly Wait,” is a fraud.
Ok, not a fraud, but the Natalie Imbruglia hit “Torn” is a cover.
In fact, it is a cover of a cover.
The news set social media on fire after a Twitter user, @VilinskiKonjic, tweeted about it last week.
“Every ’90s kid’ comes of age 3 times: 18th birthday, 21st birthday, the day they find out natalie imbruglia’s version of torn is a cover,” they tweeted.
every “90s kid” comes of age 3 times:
• 18th birthday
• 21st birthday
• the day they find out natalie imbruglia’s version of torn is a cover
— horse the band (@VilinskiKonjic) August 24, 2017
The tune was written in 1993 by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley was released by a Danish performer, Lis Sørensen, who renamed it “Brændt,” the Danish word for “burned,” Yahoo News reported.
Two years after that it was redone by Cutler and Preven’s band Ednaswap as “Torn.”
The Ednaswap version has more of a hard rock edge but the Sørensen recording sounds like Imbruglia’s hit, but with Danish words.
We’ve included all three versions.
But before that, take a peek at how social media responded to the news, starting with the Conservative King of Twitter and all around badass, James Woods.
Monumental tragedy strikes a generation that can’t figure out which bathroom to use… https://t.co/ZXY2q4gBhh
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 28, 2017
— Mike Jennings (@mikejjennings) August 24, 2017
I’m all out of faith
And I’m surprised no one responded with that yet
— Benjamin S Wolf (@bswolf) August 24, 2017
Well I guess the fortune teller lied …
— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) August 26, 2017
i feel like everything i’ve ever known is a lie
— Patrick Lindsey (@HanFreakinSolo) August 25, 2017
Just found out that ‘Torn’ by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover. This is up there with Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.
— R.P. ‘Mac’ McMurphy. (@jackeogh) August 25, 2017
So, Torn by Natalie Imbruglia was a cover. What else in my life is a lie?! I’m all out of faith! pic.twitter.com/4GIxrOUmCf
— Ron Cruz (@roncruzrn) August 26, 2017
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