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"Big Mistake" is a pop rock song performed by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia. It was written by Imbruglia and Mark Goldenberg for Imbruglia's debut album Left of the Middle (1997). The song was released as the album's second single in March 1998.

"Big Mistake"
Bm single1.jpg
Single by Natalie Imbruglia
from the album Left of the Middle
B-side
  • "Tomorrow Morning"
  • "Something Better"
  • "I've Been Watching You"
Released8 March 1998 (1998-03-08)
FormatCD single
Recorded1997
GenrePop rock
Length4:34 (Album Version)
3:54 (Radio Edit)
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Natalie Imbruglia, Mark Goldenberg
Producer(s)Mark Goldenberg
Natalie Imbruglia singles chronology
"Torn"
(1997)
"Big Mistake"
(1998)
"Wishing I Was There"
(1998)
Music video
"Big Mistake" on YouTube

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Big Mistake" was directed by Alison Maclean and filmed in Barcelona, Spain.[1][2] It features Imbruglia walking through the streets of Barcelona while being pursued by a male suitor, and begins with her walking, oblivious to things that are happening around her. Meanwhile, the man follows her down the street with a bouquet of flowers. While in pursuit of Imbruglia, several obstacles prevent him from reaching her. The video concludes with her riding away from her suitor in the back of a stranger's red pickup truck. The video was inspired by the traffic accident scene in Jean-Luc Godard's film Week End.[2]

Track listingEdit

UK CD1
  1. "Big Mistake" – 4:35
  2. "Something Better" – 4:05
  3. "Torn" (Acoustic MTV Unplugged) – 3:05
  4. "Big Mistake" (Video) - 4:40
UK CD2 ('Strictly Limited Edition')
  1. "Big Mistake" – 4:35
  2. "I've Been Watching You" – 4:03
  3. "Tomorrow Morning" – 3:00
UE version
  1. "Big Mistake" – 4:35
  2. "Torn" (Acoustic MTV Unplugged) – 3:05
  3. "Something Better" – 4:05
  4. "Tomorrow Morning" – 3:00

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 19
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 17
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[7] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 43
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[11] 2
Spain (AFYVE)[12] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 24
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 42

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glorious: The Singles 1997-2007 (CD+DVD liner notes). Sony BMG. September 2007.
  2. ^ a b Raskin, Richard. "An interview with Alison Maclean on Kitchen Sink". P.O.V. Aarhus University. 11 April 1998. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Discografie Natalie Imbruglia"[permanent dead link]. Eurochart. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Big Mistake". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: I". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 19, 1998" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1998". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Natalie Imbruglia". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-09-28. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Natalie Imbruglia in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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