Spark (Tori Amos song)

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"Spark"
Single by Tori Amos
from the album From the Choirgirl Hotel
Released April 20, 1998 (UK)
June 9, 1998 (US)
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Alternative rock
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Tori Amos
Tori Amos singles chronology
"In the Springtime of His Voodoo"
(1996)
"Spark"
(1998)
"Jackie's Strength"
(1998)
Music sample
A sample from "Spark" by Tori Amos

"Spark" is a song by Tori Amos, released as the first single from her 1998 album From the Choirgirl Hotel.

About[edit]

Amos wrote "Spark" after suffering a miscarriage. She discussed the song in an article from Q magazine in May 1998.[1]

Music video[edit]

Amos in the music video for "Spark"

Amos requested the video for "Spark" to be directed by James Brown, who originally had a different idea for the video that Amos didn't like; she requested wanting something "where a girl has a will to live." The video was shot in Dartmoor, South West England and took three days to finish.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single, part 1[edit]

  1. "Spark" – 4:12
  2. "Purple People (Christmas in Space)" – 3:43
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" – 3:43
  4. "Bachelorette" – 3:35

UK CD single, part 2[edit]

  1. "Spark" – 4:12
  2. "Do It Again" – 6:04 (Steely Dan)
  3. "Cooling" – 4:41

US promotional 12" vinyl[edit]

  1. "Spark" (album version) – 4:12
  2. "Spark" (instrumental version) – 4:14

US 7" vinyl single (Atlantic 7-84104)[edit]

  1. "Spark" (album version) – 4:12
  2. "Purple People" – 3:41

US maxi CD single[edit]

  1. "Spark" – 4:12
  2. "Purple People (Christmas in Space)" – 3:43
  3. "Bachelorette" – 3:35

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1998 U.S. Modern Rock 13
1998 U.S. Adult Top 40 32
1998 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 49
1998 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 65
1998 U.S. Billboard Hot Singles Sales 60
1998 U.S. Radio and Records Triple A 18
1998 UK Singles Chart 16
1998 Australian ARIA Singles Chart 49
1998 Canadian Singles Chart 25

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