Caught a Lite Sneeze

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Caught a Lite Sneeze"
Single by Tori Amos
from the album Boys for Pele
B-side "This Old Man" "Hungarian Wedding Song" "London Girls" "That's What I Like Mick (The Sandwich Song)" "Samurai" "Graveyard" "Toodles Mr. Jim"
Released January 1, 1996 [UK]
January 2, 1996 [US]
January 29, 1996 [Aus]
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, baroque pop
Length 4:27
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Tori Amos (lyricist/composer)
Producer(s) Tori Amos
Tori Amos singles chronology
"Past the Mission"
(1994)
"Caught a Lite Sneeze"
(1996)
"Talula"
(1996)

"Caught a Lite Sneeze" is a song by Tori Amos, released as the first single from her 1996 album Boys for Pele. It reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] #20 on the UK Singles Charts.[2] Despite being one of her higher-charting singles, it does not appear on her best-of collection, Tales of a Librarian.

The song is about wanting to do anything to keep a relationship going, knowing that it's over.[3] It references Nine Inch Nails's album Pretty Hate Machine in the following lyric: "Caught a lite sneeze / Dreamed a little dream / Made my own pretty hate machine."

In live performances from 1996 and 1998, Amos would frequently insert lines directly from and inspired by "Hurt," another song by Nine Inch Nails.

The song holds historical significance as the first ever to be made available as a free internet download.[4]

It has been covered by a variety of artists, including by Voltaire on his album Boo Hoo, and Evans Blue on their album The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD Version 1[edit]

  1. "Caught a Lite Sneeze" - 4:24
    Silly Songs:
  2. "This Old Man" - 1:44
  3. "Hungarian Wedding Song" - 1:00
  4. "Toodles Mr. Jim" - 3:09
  5. "Caught a Lite Sneeze" (video) - 4:26

UK CD Version 2[edit]

  1. "Caught a Lite Sneeze" - 4:24
    Tribute to Chas and Dave:
  2. "London Girls" - 3:20
  3. "That's What I Like Mick (The Sandwich Song)" - 2:59
  4. "Samurai" - 3:03

US Maxi-Single[edit]

  1. "Caught a Lite Sneeze" - 4:24
    Silly Songs:
  2. "This Old Man" (Traditional) - 1:44
  3. "That's What I Like Mick (The Sandwich Song)" (Chas Hodges & Dave Peacock) - 2:59
  4. "Graveyard" - 0:55
  5. "Toodles Mr. Jim" - 3:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Australian Singles Chart[5][6] 51
Canadian Singles Chart[citation needed] 20
Irish Singles Chart[7] 21
UK Singles Chart[2] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 60
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[8] 64
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[citation needed] 9
US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[9] 13
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales[citation needed] 47

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard > Artists / Tori Amos > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Charts > Tori Amos". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  3. ^ Quotes from interviews with Tori Amos.
  4. ^ "SongFacts". Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 31 Mar 1996". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for Caught a Lite Sneeze". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Tori Amos > Chart History > Radio Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  9. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Tori Amos > Chart History > Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-12.