Big Mistake

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"Big Mistake"
Single by Natalie Imbruglia
from the album Left of the Middle
B-side "Tomorrow Morning"
"Something Better"
"I've Been Watching You"
Released 8 March 1998 (1998-03-08)
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:34
Label RCA
Writer(s) Natalie Imbruglia, Mark Goldenberg
Producer(s) Mark Goldenberg
Natalie Imbruglia singles chronology
"Big Mistake"
"Wishing I Was There"
Music video
"Big Mistake" on YouTube

"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.

Music video[edit]

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]


  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


Chart (1998) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 19
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 17
Italy (FIMI)[7] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 24
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[11] 2


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