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
"Torn"
(1997)
"Big Mistake"
(1998)
"Wishing I Was There"
(1998)
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]

Tracklisting[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

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 (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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Australian ARIA Charts[12] 42

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  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". Eurochart. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: I". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Natalie Imbruglia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake". Singles Top 60.
  11. ^ "Chart Stats: Natalie Imbruglia". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1998". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  14. ^ "British single certifications – Natalie Imbruglia". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-09-28.  Enter Natalie Imbruglia in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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