"Damaged" is a song by American R&B/Hip-Hop girl group TLC that w
TLC - Damaged

CD single cover art

as released as the third single from their fourth studio album 3D. It was released on March 7, 2003 and achieved moderate success, peaking at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching the top 20 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. It also peaked at #21 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

Background and compositionEdit

"Damaged" was written by TLC member Tionne Watkins and long-time collaborator Dallas Austin, who also served as the song's producer. Musically, it's a pop rock song with light R&B influences and its lyrics talk about attempting to escape your hurt feelings and be free.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Damaged" was directed by Joseph Kahn.

Screen cap from the music video

In the video, a young woman (portrayed by actress Justina Muchado) works two jobs to support her family, is in an abusive relationship with her husband and tries to care of her daughter. At one point, she finds herself torn and unsure of what to do and literally falls to pieces in hundreds of tiny jigsaw puzzle pieces. Fortunately, the lead woman is later put back together by her daughter and the two of them are happy again.

Track listingsEdit

German CD single
  1. "Damaged" – 3:51
  2. "Hands Up" (Richard X Extended Remix) – 4:37
  3. "Hands Up" (Richard X Radio Remix) – 3:50
  4. "Hands Up" (So So Def Remix Radio Mix)
  5. "Hands Up" (video) – 4:01
US promo single
  1. "Damaged" – 3:51
  2. "Damaged" (instrumental) – 3:51
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