|Single by Missy Higgins|
|from the album The Sound of White|
|Released||2 August 2004|
|Songwriter(s)||Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin|
|Missy Higgins singles chronology|
"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 and going platinum. The album and single was mixed by Jay Newland.
"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.
- The song's video was parodied by Rove McManus during the introduction of the ARIA Awards that year.
- The song is also featured on One Tree Hill.
- The song has been covered by the band 67 Special in Triple J's Like a Version: Volume Two.
- This chorus of this song has also been featured in the Axis of Awesome's song, Four Chords, as an example of a song that uses I–V–vi–IV progression.
- "Scar" – 3:33
- "Casualty" – 4:12
- "Dancing Dirt into the Snow" – 3:21
- "The Cactus That Found the Beat" – 2:03
|End of Year Chart (2004)||Peak|
Awards and nominations
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Best Pop Release
- 2005 APRA Awards, Song of the Year
- 2005 APRA Awards, Breakthrough Award
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Single of the Year
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Best Female Artist
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Breakthrough Artist — Single
- 2004 ARIA Awards, Best Video
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