Tearin' Up My Heart

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"Tearin' Up My Heart"
Single by 'N Sync
from the album *NSYNC
Released February 10, 1997 (Germany)
June 30, 1998 (U.K. and U.S.)
Format CD single
Recorded November—December 5, 1996;
Cheiron Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Teen pop, R&B
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Writer(s) Max Martin, Kristian Lundin
Producer(s) Kristian Lundin
'N Sync singles chronology
"I Want You Back"
(1996)
"Tearin' Up My Heart"
(1997)
"Here We Go"
(1997)

"Tearin' Up My Heart" is the second single from American boy band 'N Sync's self-titled debut album. It is the second single worldwide. In 2007, VH1 listed the song as the 30th greatest song of the 1990s;[1] in 2009, on America's Best Dance Crew, it was given to the Massive Monkees on the VMA Challenge. The song is featured on the group's Greatest Hits.

Music video[edit]

Upon being selected as the next single in December 1996, the video was shot and directed by Stefan Rzowitzky from January 12–15, 1997 at Old Warehouse 34 in Miami, Florida. It features 'N Sync dancing, goofing off, and participating in a photo shoot. Originally, a girl was supposed to be in the bed with Justin Timberlake in his solo shots, but this idea was nixed, as Timberlake was only 15 at the time. (He can be seen barefoot in the bed by himself.) The dance routine shown in the video is essentially the same as the one used for concert or TV performances. It was released internationally in February 1997. The video later debuted in the United States on TRL on September 14, 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  • Germany (1997)
CD1 (74321451502)
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (radio edit) – 3:26
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (extended version) – 4:45
  3. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Dub) – 6:28
  4. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Swede Instrumental) – 6:44
CD2 – The Remix
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Radio) – 4:07
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Swede Club Mix) – 6:44
  3. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Dub) – 6:28
  4. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (extended version) – 4:45
  5. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (radio edit) – 3:26
Limited edition digipak
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (radio edit) – 3:26
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Phat Swede Club Mix) – 6:44
  3. "More Than a Feeling" – 3:44
Limited edition heart shaped CD
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (radio edit) – 3:26
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (extended version) – 4:45
  • UK and America (1998)
CD1 (74321675852)
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Beat Back Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "You Got It" – 3:33
  3. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Riprock & Alex G's Heart Edit) – 3:52
CD2 (74321675832)
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (original version) – 3:31
  2. "Crazy for You" – 3:41
  3. Exclusive interview – 10:48
  • Australia (1998)
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (original version) – 3:30
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Beat Back Radio Edit) – 3:28
  3. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Riprock and Alex G's Heart & Key Edit) – 3:51
  4. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (JJ Flores Main Level Edit) – 3:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–99) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 20
Austrian Singles Chart 4
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 3
Dutch Singles Chart 31
Europe (European Hot 100)[2] 19
German Singles Chart 4
Irish Singles Chart[3] 18
New Zealand Singles Chart 19
Swiss Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 9
US Billboard Hot 100 59
US Mainstream Top Songs (Billboard) 6
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 39

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Europe (European Hot 100)[4] 86

Awards and nominations[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 "Tearin Up My Heart" Best Pop Video Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated

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