Throwback Thursday: Natalie Imbruglia

I suppose in 1997 I wasn’t ready for marriage.  I was still playing video games and thought wrestling was awesome.  I didn’t have a steady girlfriend and had not found financial independence.  However, I would have looked past every single one of my setbacks to marry Natalie Imbruglia.  She was probably the first musician I actually fell in love with and for good reason: she was incredibly hot.  Admittedly, I wasn’t totally sold on the music at the time, but it had this certain nostalgia about it, and I wasn’t about to be the judge of whether or not she was a good musician.  Her lips told me everything I needed to know.

Of course every time I heard the song “Torn”, I was reminded of my one true love from 1997.  So naturally, when I heard it on the radio recently, I had to get the entire album.  Besides the first single I knew all too well, Left Of The Middle also contains the single “Wishing I Was There” which also could have been our wedding song.  I’m just saying.

Left Of The Middle is a very laid-back album with simple melodies and instrumentation.  There really isn’t anything experimental or out-of-the-ordinary about it, but Imbruglia knows how to make appealing songs.  And although “Torn” isn’t exactly the most romantic song of all time, I still love her for it.

Overall, Natalie Imbruglia was one of the more solid female singer-songwriters from the 90s and if you didn’t know her (or did but didn’t know at the time), we’re now giving you the chance to re-live what you missed out on.  You’re welcome.

Check out the video for “Torn”:

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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