Scar (song)

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Single by Missy Higgins
from the album The Sound of White
Released2 August 2004
GenreAcoustic pop
Songwriter(s)Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin
Producer(s)John Porter
Missy Higgins singles chronology
"Ten Days"

"Scar" is a pop song written by the Australian singer Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin of the American band Better Than Ezra. Released on 2 August 2004 on Eleven, it was the first single from Higgins' debut album The Sound of White. The single is her most successful thus far, entering the ARIA singles chart at #1[1] and going platinum.[2] The album and single was mixed by Jay Newland.


The song has been rumored to give a hint to Higgins's bisexuality, although she hasn't openly commented on the song's meaning.[3][4]


"Scar" won Best Pop Release at the 2004 ARIA Awards and was also nominated for Single of the Year, losing out to Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl". In 2005, the song won two ARIA song writing awards for Song of the Year and Breakthrough Song.

Pop culture[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Scar" – 3:33
  2. "Casualty" – 4:12
  3. "Dancing Dirt into the Snow" – 3:21
  4. "The Cactus That Found the Beat" – 2:03


Chart (2004) Peak
Australia ARIA 1
End of Year Chart (2004) Peak
Australia ARIA[5] 22

Awards and nominations[edit]



Other versions[edit]


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  2. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Singles". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ "29 Pop Songs About Bisexuality". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Missy comes clean about love". NewsComAu. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2003". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Previous Winners Song of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  7. ^ "2005 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  8. ^ < Retrieved January 9 2018.