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Insanity Reigns

Songs with crazy in the title or about going mad

By Rasma RaistersPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury in 1979 and is included on the band’s 1980 album The Game. The song charted on the UK Singles chart and became their first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mercury played rhythm guitar performing the song live. A live performance was recorded in the albums Queen Rock Montreal, Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl, Live at Wembley ’86, and Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest. 

“Crazy Love” is a romantic ballad that was written by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison. It is included in his 1970 album Moondance. In 2003 when Morrison was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame American singer, songwriter, pianist, and alto saxophonist Ray Charles introduced him and they did a duet of “Crazy Love.” Ray Charles included this duet in his album Genius Loves Company and Bob Dylan sang a duet of this song on the BBC film “One Irish Rover” in 1991. The song has also been included in several movies among them “She’s Having a Baby,” “Always,” “Leaving Norma,” and “Phenomenon.”

“Crazy” is a song that was written by American country artist Willie Nelson. It was popularized in 1961 by country singer Patsy Cline. Her version made it on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and also crossed over to the pop chart as a Top 10 single. Cline’s version became the all-time most played song in jukeboxes in the US and her version has been included in the National Recording Registry. At the time of its release, the song was also on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Easy Listening charts. “Crazy” became known as Cline’s signature song and was featured in her 1985 biopic “Sweet Dreams.” 

“Still Crazy After All These Years” is a song recorded and was also written by American singer and songwriter Paul Simon. It is on his fourth album of the same name. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts.

“Let’s Go Crazy” is a song that was written in 1984 and recorded by American singer, songwriter, pianist, and alto saxophonist Prince and his backing band The Revolution. It is one of his most popular songs. It is the opening track on both his album and the film Purple Rain. The song made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts. After Prince died in 2016 the song re-charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“She Drives Me Crazy” is a song by the English group Fine Young Cannibals. It was released in 1988 and is the first single on their second and final album The Raw & The Cooked in 1989. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. Time Out magazine lists this song at number 28 on their countdown of The 50 Best ‘80s Songs.

“I’m Going Slightly Mad” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury but credited to Queen. It is the second single on their 1991 album Innuendo. During 1991 Mercury recorded a short “Totally Bonkers” version of this song as a message for Queen’s 1991 fan club convention. 

“They’re Coming to Take Me Away” is a 1966 novelty record that was written and performed by American singer, songwriter, and record producer Jerry Samuels, who was billed as Napoleon XIV. The song became an instant success and charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles charts. The song is driven by a snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, and hand clap rhythm. 

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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