|Single by Delta Goodrem|
|from the album Mistaken Identity|
|B-side||"How a Dream Looks", "Silence Be Heard"|
|Released||17 January 2005Australia)(|
|Recorded||Turtle Sound Studios (New York City, 2004)|
|Songwriter(s)||Billy Mann, Delta Goodrem|
|Delta Goodrem singles chronology|
"Mistaken Identity" is an alternative pop song written by Billy Mann and Delta Goodrem. It was produced and co-written by Billy Mann for Goodrem's second album Mistaken Identity (2004). The song was released in Australia only (though it received airplay in New Zealand), as the album's second single on 17 January 2005 as a CD single.
This dark, theatrical, piano-driven song opens with lyrics about Goodrem's cancer ordeal and how it changed her outlook on life. During the chorus, Goodrem sings, "The girl I used to be has a terrible case of mistaken identity, yesterday's girl is not what you see, it's a terrible case of mistaken identity". Lyrically, the song is darker, harsher, and edgier than Goodrem's previous recordings, and is written in a nine-eight time signature. Goodrem admitted that she had to fight the record company for it to be released.
The single was not as successful as Goodrem's previous releases, and ended her streak of six consecutive number ones on the Australian charts when it debuted and peaked at number seven in January 2005. It was certified gold, but quickly fell down the charts, spending only seven weeks in the Top 50.
- "Mistaken Identity"
- "Silence Be Heard"
- "How a Dream Looks"
- "Mistaken Identity" (music video)