Peak UK Chart Position: #41 in October 2002.
Myra Ellen Amos, as she was born, but adopting the name Tori after being told that she looked like a Torrey pine – a tree native to the west coast of America. A classically trained musician, she has a career going back to – amazingly – 1979, but didn’t break through commercially until 1992.
She has scored both a Number one single and number one album in the UK. “Under The Pink” was the album, her second, hitting the top for one week in February 1994. “Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big)” was the single; the original version from the number two album “Boys For Pele” was also the double-A side of the single “Hey Jupiter” which reached number twenty. A remix by Armand Van Helden had been doing the rounds for a while (and featured on the “Hey Jupiter” CD single), and got a release in its own right, charting at the top for a week in January 1997 – it predominantly using just two lines of lyrics from the original.
“A Sorta Fairytale” was the lead track from Tori’s 2002 album “Scarlet’s Walk”. The track has featured in episodes of both ‘Nip/Tuck’ and ‘The L Word’. It narrowly missed the top forty in the UK – entering at number 41 on this day in 2002 – but did become her biggest hit in Canada, reaching number six.
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