Torn (LeToya Luckett song)

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"Torn"
Single by LeToya
from the album LeToya
Released March 21, 2006
Format CD single, 7" vinyl single
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B
Length 4:22
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bishop, T./Epstein, L./Young, D./Bell, T./Luckett, L.
Producer(s) Teddy Bishop
LeToya singles chronology
"All Eyes on Me"
(2005)
"Torn"
(2006)
"She Don't"
(2006)

"Torn" is the first official single (second overall) from American R&B singer LeToya's debut album LeToya which was released in March 2006 and soon became a hit, having a high airplay, just missing out the top ten on the U.S. Hot 100 Airplay charts at number eleven. "Torn" became a hit on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at number two. It also entered the top twenty on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Adult R&B charts.

In September 2006, the song was finally released in other countries all over the world, namely the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia and became a moderate worldwide hit.

The song is about the protagonist being "torn" between staying with or leaving her lover (played in the music video by Will Demps). The song contains a musical sample of The Stylistics's 1971 classic "You Are Everything."

The official remix is known as the "So So Def Remix" featuring guest appearances from rappers Mike Jones and Rick Ross and production from Jermaine Dupri. The album version is also slightly different from the single version and there is also a version with rapper Short Dogg and Dave Young, co-writer of Torn, singing along with LeToya.

"Torn" had one of its biggest successes on BET's 106 & Park. It reached number one in eleven days and stayed there for twenty-five days straight. It remained on the countdown for sixty-five days.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Chris Robinson and debuted on BET Access Granted.

The music clip is featured as an enhanced video on the European edition and the Japanese Special edition of the album LeToya.

Sample[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Torn" (Edit)
  2. "Torn" (Album Version)
  3. "Torn" (A Cappella)
  4. "Torn" (Instrumental)
  5. "Tear Da Club Up" (Original Version)
  6. "Tear Da Club Up" (H-Town Version)
  7. "Tear Da Club Up" (Original Instrumental)
  8. "Tear Da Club Up" (H-Town instrumental)

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States March 21, 2006
Australia September 2, 2006
United Kingdom September 25, 2006
Canada April 15, 2008

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 90
Australia ARIA Top 50 Singles 44
Australia ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles 13
New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 Singles 28
UK Singles Chart 35