|"Caught a Lite Sneeze"|
|Single by Tori Amos|
|from the album Boys for Pele|
|Released||January 1, 1996|
|Tori Amos singles chronology|
"Caught a Lite Sneeze" is a song by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos, released as the first single from her third studio album, Boys for Pele (1996), on January 1, 1996. The song is about wanting to do anything to keep a relationship going, knowing that it is over.It references Nine Inch Nails's album Pretty Hate Machine in the lyrics "Caught a lite sneeze / Dreamed a little dream / Made my own pretty hate machine."
Following the song's release, it reached number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the UK Singles Chart. Despite being one of her higher-charting singles, it does not appear on her best-of collection, Tales of a Librarian. 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.
UK CD version 1
UK CD version 2
|Canada Top Singles ( RPM )||20|
|Canada Adult Contemporary ( RPM )||27|
|Canada Rock/Alternative ( RPM )||18|
|Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)||73|
|UK Singles (OCC)||20|
|US Billboard Hot 100||60|
|US Adult Alternative Songs ( Billboard )||3|
|US Alternative Airplay ( Billboard )||13|
|US Dance Singles Sales ( Billboard )||9|
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