Cover vs. Original

Torn


I was surprised to learn a long time after enjoying the Natalie Imbruglia version of this song that it was a cover originally written and performed by girl-fronted band Ednaswap a few years earlier. It made me think its kind of sad when an artist gets a ton of success off of another lesser-known bands material, but if the sound of the cover is better than really, thats all she wrote.

- Ferreson, Pasadena, United States, 27.04.2007


Natalie Imbruglia
1998

vs.

Ednaswap
1995

CD-Cover: Natalie Imbruglia - Left of the Middle 56.8 % 43.2 % CD-Cover: Ednaswap - Wacko Magneto
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Natalie Imbruglia 618 Votes Ednaswap

Comments about Torn:

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Natalie Imbruglia takes a deep, sultry song and makes it into a pop ballad that fails to portray any true emotion through her voice.
- Lucy, Atlantic, United States, 09.08.2007
The Ednaswap link above is NOT to their original (better) version. The best version of the song is on their self-titled debut.
- MSR, Chicago, United States, 25.07.2007
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