Wonder (Natalie Merchant song)

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"Wonder"
Natalie Merchant - Wonder.jpg
Single by Natalie Merchant
from the album Tigerlily
Released 1995
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Natalie Merchant
Producer(s) Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant singles chronology
"Carnival"
(1995)
"Wonder"
(1995)
"Jealousy"
(1996)
"Carnival"
(1995)
"Wonder" (1995) "Jealousy"
(1996)

"Wonder" is a song by Natalie Merchant, released in 1995 as the second single from her solo album Tigerlily. The single reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The covers for the U.S. and Europe singles were different. The single also included live cuts from Merchant's tour.

Charts[edit]

Inspiration[edit]

In a BBC "Mastertapes" interview, Natalie said the song "... was about a child born with a congenital disease." - a set of twins she had known personally.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The topic of the song (that a physically handicapped person can overcome their disability) is continued in RJ Palacio's book of the same name, which is named directly after the song.

The song is sung by Bob's Burgers character Teddy over the end credits of the episode "The Millie-churian Candidate", Season 5, episode 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Legacy". Billboard.com. 
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart - Week Ending 21 Apr 1996". The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts > Natalie Merchant". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-04.  N.B. This site uses compressed chart (exclusion rules applied for singles falling out of the top 75 with a sales decline greater than 20%) data for positions 76-100. #96 was its peak on the uncompressed chart with no exclusions applied.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Event occurs at 24:00. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ John Wilson. "Mastertapes, Series 3, Natalie Merchant (The A-Side)". website (Podcast). BBC Radio 4. Event occurs at 24:00. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 

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