Wonder (Natalie Merchant song)

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"Wonder"
Natalie Merchant - Wonder.jpg
Single by Natalie Merchant
from the album Tigerlily
Released1995
FormatCD single, cassette single, maxi single
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)Natalie Merchant
Producer(s)Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant singles chronology
"Carnival"
(1995)
"Wonder"
(1995)
"Jealousy"
(1996)
Music video
"Wonder” on YouTube

"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 US Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, outperforming her previous single "Carnival" in the latter country. The covers for the US and Europe singles were different. The single also included live cuts from Merchant's tour.

Inspiration[edit]

In a BBC Mastertapes interview, Natalie said the song "... was about a child born with a congenital disease," twins she had known personally.[1]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 71
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 10
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[4] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 84
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 20
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 18
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 2
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 7
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[11] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[12] 69
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 31

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Wilson. "Mastertapes, Series 3, Natalie Merchant (The A-Side)". website (Podcast). BBC Radio 4. Event occurs at 24:00. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart - Week Ending 21 Apr 1996". The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2950." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2927." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  12. ^ "RPM Year End Top 100 Hit Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Event occurs at 24:00. Retrieved 2010-08-27.

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