Catch My Disease

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"Catch My Disease"
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Single by Ben Lee
from the album Awake Is the New Sleep
Released25 April 2005
Genre Indie pop
Label New West Records (USA)
Ten Fingers / Inertia (Australia)
Songwriter(s) Ben Lee, McGowan Southworth
Producer(s) Brad Wood
Ben Lee singles chronology
"Gamble Everything for Love"
"Catch My Disease"
"Into the Dark"
Music video
"Catch My Disease” on YouTube

"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 is also the opening music to the podcast Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank.

The song makes several references to Southern California, including Pomona and the Santa Ana winds.

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.

Track listing

The following tracks appear on the single:

  1. "Catch My Disease"
  2. "Float On"
  3. "No Right Angles" (live at KEXP, Seattle)
  4. "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" (live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic)
  5. "Catch My Disease" (demo)
  6. "Gamble Everything for Love" (video)

Awards and nominations

APRA Awards

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). [1] At the 2006 ceremony, Lee's winning song, "Catch My Disease", was performed by indie artist, Tecoma. [2]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006 "Catch My Disease" (Ben Lee, McGowan Southworth) – Ben LeeSong of the Year [3] Won
Most Performed Australian Work [4] Won

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