"Cornflake Girl"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink
Single from Under the Pink


January 1994


5:05 (Under the Pink, UK single, Tales of a Librarian) 3:53 (US single edit) 6:31 (To Venus and Back) 5:06 (A Piano)


Atlantic Records


Tori Amos


Tori Amos and Eric Rosse

"Cornflake Girl" is the lead single from Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink and the eighth song on the album itself.

Background Edit

Music video Edit

Two music videos were filmed for "Cornflake Girl", one of which aired in the United Kingdom and one of which aired in the United States.

U.K. version Edit

The UK version was directed by Big TV!, two directors from the UK. Tori said that is based on The Wizard of Oz, except that Dorothy goes to Hell instead.

U.S. version Edit

The US video features Tori driving a truck full of women around a typical American desert.


Remastered versions Edit

Other appearances Edit

A seventeen-page story inspired by "Cornflake Girl" was included in the 2008 graphic novel anthology Comic Book Tattoo, a collection of short comics based on Amos' songs. "Cornflake Girl" was written by Seth Peck and pencilled and inked by Daniel Heard, with the artwork done entirely in blue linework.[1]

Live performances Edit

Lyrics Edit

Never was a cornflake girl

Releases Edit

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from Under the Pink and To Venus and Back liner notes.[2][3]

Under the Pink (1994)

  • Piano and vocals — Tori Amos
  • Guest vocal — Merry Clayton
  • Bass — George Porter, Jr.
  • Drums — Carlo Nuccio
  • Percussion — Paulinho Da Costa
  • Guitars and mandolin — Steve Caton
  • Programming — Eric Rosse

To Venus and Back (1999)

  • Recorded during the Plugged Tour '98
  • Drums/Percussion — Matt 'the human loop' Chamberlain
  • Bass — Jon Evans
  • Guitars — Steve Caton
  • Bosendorfer, synth, vocals — Tori Amos
  • Programming — Andy Gray
  • Mastered by Jon Astley

References Edit

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