For the track, Imbruglia received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".
The music video for "Torn" features British actor Jeremy Sheffield.
In the Flanders region of Belgium, the single peaked at a number one for 7 consecutive weeks and charted for 22 weeks.
On the all-time Ultratop charts, it maintains a position of #107.
The version of the song was written by Milton Guedes, who already wrote the hits "Não Dá pra Resistir", "Beijo Molhado", among others, and was produced by Rick Bonadio.
The song was well received by critics, and became a hit on radio as it reached number 10 on the charts.
Shots of Natalie Imbruglia singing along with the song are interspersed with footage of her and actor Jeremy Sheffield engaging in a romantically inclined conversation.
The song was released as the second and last single of the album, and it was also the band's last single, until they came back with "Tudo É Rouge" in 2013.She also did an MTV Unplugged version of the song, which removed the outro.The music video to Natalie Imbruglia's cover version, directed by Alison Maclean, features a continuous shot of an apartment that never changes its angle of vision.As of 2011, "Torn" holds the record for most played song on Australian radio since 1990, played more than 300,500 times since its 1998 release, an average of 75 times a day, based on data compiled by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA).In the United States, the song peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 11 consecutive weeks.