Catch My Disease
|"Catch My Disease"|
|Single by Ben Lee|
|from the album Awake Is the New Sleep|
|Released||April 25, 2005|
|Label||New West Records (USA)|
Ten Fingers / Inertia (Australia)
|Songwriter(s)||Ben Lee, McGowan Southworth|
|Ben Lee singles chronology|
"Catch My Disease" is a single by Australian artist Ben Lee. It is from the album Awake Is the New Sleep, which was produced in U.S. The song gained moderate popularity and went to #27 in Australia, and also came in second place in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2005.
The song also got some international recognition when it appeared in the opening scene of an episode of the American drama series Grey's Anatomy, and consequently went on to appear as a live track on the drama's original soundtrack. It was also featured in "My Bad Too", an episode of the American situation comedy Scrubs. In addition, it was featured in the first episode of Season 8 of Scrubs, "My Jerks". The song also appeared in the movies Just Friends and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
The song is also referenced in the 2006 film Loving Annabelle where the lyrics from the chorus "open your heart, catch my disease" followed by "B. Lee" are written on the lower left corner of the blackboard during Annabelle's first English class with Ms. Bradley.
The song was used in a Dell commercial.
It was also used by Metcash Supermarkets Australia Limited to promote their Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) Supermarket chain, featuring Australian comedian Anh Do.
The following tracks appear on the single:
- "Catch My Disease"
- "Float On"
- "No Right Angles" (live at KEXP, Seattle)
- "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" (live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic)
- "Catch My Disease" (demo)
- "Gamble Everything for Love" (video)
Awards and nominations
The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). At the 2006 ceremony, Lee's winning song, "Catch My Disease", was performed by indie artist, Tecoma.
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2006||"Catch My Disease" (Ben Lee, McGowan Southworth) – Ben Lee||Song of the Year||Won|
|Most Performed Australian Work||Won|
- "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "2006 APRA Award Winners Announced..." (PDF) (Press release). Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). 6 June 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Previous Winners Song of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "2006 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2010.