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My Tribute to Natalie Imbruglia

I am often told I like too many female artists. Natalie Imbruglia is not the exception.

She joins the ranks of other foreign female artists I absolutely love:

  • Sarah McLachlan – Canadian
  • Dido – British
  • And Natalie Imbruglia – Australian

Throughout her career, she’s released four (that’s 4) albums, and people mostly only know of one (from her popular 90’s hit Torn).

As a tribute, I’d like to give some recognition to all of her remarkable albums (some of which you can only find as an import).

Let’s begin with her most popular album, “Left of the Middle.”

Left of the Middle

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Left of the Middle

Left of the Middle (released in 1997) is by far Natalie’s biggest album, mostly because of the single Torn.

Here are some lesser-known songs from that album.

Pigeons and Crumbs

Left of the Middle

White Lilies Island

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White Lilies Island

White Lilies Island is Natalie’s second album (released in 2002) and contains some of the most hauntingly beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.

Here are a few.

Goodbye

Hurricane

All I have to say about this one is “absolutely beautiful.”

Satellite

A nice upbeat song on the album.

Just Another Day

Here’s a rarity. I happened to get this song on my import CD purchase.

Counting Down the Days

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Counting Down the Days (import)

Natalie’s third album (released in 2005) contained some of most beautiful songs yet.

Here are my three favorites, which hit you all at once towards the end of the album.

Come on Home

This song is so rare that there aren’t any videos on YouTube of it (sorry).

Let’s try this instead:

When You’re Sleeping

A very lovely song. This is not an official video by the way.

Honeycomb Child

I have the introduction of this song as my ringtone. It would also make a beautiful waltz.

Come to Life

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Come to Life (import)

Natalie’s fourth album (released in 2009) is called Come to Life.

It’s much shorter than her previous albums, but still has some fantastic songs.

Here are a few.

My God

Fun

All the Roses

And finally, “All the Roses”, which is signature Natalie.

Conclusion

Wow, hopefully you just had as much fun as I did listening to the songs. For me, I’ve followed Natalie since high school, so about eleven years.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

4 thoughts on “My Tribute to Natalie Imbruglia”

  1. Is it possible to like too many of any sort of artist? I don’t think so.

    Torn was m absolute favourite song when it came out and I bought a few more of her singles but I kind of lost interest after that. Thanks for nudging me back.

    Have you heard of Nerina Pallot? I would definitely recommend checking out some of her work.

  2. A die hard Fan huh Ron. But I must agree with you, she’s one of the best and the finest. Torn is a big hit, it is really a timeless and most requested song ever.

  3. Yes, dear ‘lil brother, I’m big enough to admit when you’re right about something…and you are right about Natalie. You got me listening to her back in college and I’ve enjoyed her ever since. Great tribute. love ya!

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