Musical Alphabet: I

A one-hit wonder for Natalie Imbruglia (actually a cover of a song by a Swedish duo). Listening to this song takes me back to autumn 1997, being driven to work at Bray Studios by a colleague. It was played on the radio pretty much every morning as we drove through the dawn mists out of London and into the Berkshire countryside.

The director of the video, Alison Maclean, apparently had a remote control for the camera so that she could run it whenever she fancied, including during rehearsals, setting up the shot, and relaxing moments between takes.

4 thoughts on “Musical Alphabet: I

  1. CuriosityKiller June 29, 2009 / 4:18 pm

    Oh yeah, this video is quite iconic. Natalie’s hairstyle was one of the most copied hairstyles at that moment… and I liked the earthquake shot too.


  2. Erik R. June 29, 2009 / 10:23 pm

    I listened to that album a lot in the late nineties. Torn isn’t the best song on the album.

    Of course there’s the ubiquitous pantomime video, too.

    She was an Aussie soap star, wasn’t she?


    • simonlitton June 30, 2009 / 1:00 pm

      I hadn’t seen the mime version before. I love it.


      • Erik R. June 30, 2009 / 11:20 pm

        Actually, This is the original. It got so popular on YouTube that they later made the one with her singing too. Pretty clever.


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