Tearin' Up My Heart

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"Tearin' Up My Heart"
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Single by NSYNC
from the album *NSYNC
B-side "More Than a Feeling", "You Got It", "Crazy for You"
Released February 10, 1997 (Germany) June 30, 1998 (UK & US)
Format CD single
Recorded November–December 5, 1996;
Cheiron Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Max Martin, Kristian Lundin
Producer(s) Kristian Lundin
NSYNC singles chronology
"I Want You Back"
(1998)
"Tearin' Up My Heart"
(1997)
"God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You"
(1998)

"I Want You Back"
(1998)
"Tearin' Up My Heart"
(1998)
"God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You"
(1998)

"Tearin' Up My Heart" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released as the second single from their 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 their compilation album Greatest Hits, released in 2005. The song was originally pitched to the Backstreet Boys but was eventually given to *NSYNC to record. [2]

Music video[edit]

Upon being selected as the next single in December 1996, the video was shot and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky from January 12–15, 1997 at Old Warehouse 34 in Miami, Florida. It features NSYNC 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.[3] Within two days it would be the No. 1 most requested video, a position it held for 26 days between September and November.[3]

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
  • United Kingdom (2016)
  1. "Tearin' Up My Heart" - 3:30
  2. "Better Men" - 3:22
  3. "My Way" - 4.35
  4. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (Instrumental) - 3:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–99) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 4
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 3
Europe (European Hot 100)[6] 19
German Singles Chart 4
Irish Singles Chart[7] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 19
Scottish Singles Chart[10] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 59
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[14] 15
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 39
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 6
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[17] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Europe (European Hot 100)[6] 86
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 30

Awards and nominations[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest Music News - VH1 | 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s". blog.vh1.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ Golden, Anna Louise. *N Sync. An unauthorized Biography. London: St. Martin's Paperback, 1999
  3. ^ a b *NSYNC (September 14, 2017). "*NSYNC on Facebook". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 'N SYNC – Tearin' Up My Heart". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 'N SYNC – Tearin' Up My Heart" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Application error (Rails)". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 'N SYNC – Tearin' Up My Heart" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 'N SYNC – Tearin' Up My Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/19990620/41/
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 'N SYNC – Tearin' Up My Heart". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "NSYNC: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "*NSYNC – Chart history". Billboard Hot 100 Airplay for *NSYNC. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  15. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2018.