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Gnarls Barkley — Crazy
Album: St. Elsewhere
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 3020









Released: 2006
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I remember when,
I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
But there was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you're out there, without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Possibly

And I hope that you are having
The time of your life
But think twice
That's my only advice

Come on now, who do you,
Who do you, who do you, who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha, bless your soul
You really think you're in control?

Well, I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart
To lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember
Is thinking, I want to be like them

Ever since I was little
Ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come...
And I can die when I'm done

But maybe I'm crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy
Probably...
Comments (339)add comment
If Ceelo never sung another song, this would prove he could sing.
 expatlar wrote:

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this way of listening to music. This applies to many songs, depending on who is listening, from where, with what perspective... It may not grab you at the beginning, but eventually who knows. This is why I listen to rp.
I very rarely use the skip button. Listen on through and see what different thing you might like.


There's a skip button? Who would need that?
 DaidyBoy wrote:

My wife is a nurse and has used iPad's so dying patients can FaceTime their families who cannot visit them.  She's also lost friends and colleagues who have bravely battled on through the worst times.  Nothing fake about it.   Keep yourself safe, friend, and don't believe the bull.
 
Thank you for stating this kindly. I am a nurse and got vaccinated (which I would have preferred to delay until more science/history ruled in) to protect those that don't wear masks, etc. Let's all stop yelling and being outraged. It is so exhausting after the last 4 years. God bless your wife and keep her safe.
 Easyrider wrote:
And now the world’s population is crazy from being fixated on the bloody fake corona pandemic 😷
 
My wife is a nurse and has used iPad's so dying patients can FaceTime their families who cannot visit them.  She's also lost friends and colleagues who have bravely battled on through the worst times.  Nothing fake about it.   Keep yourself safe, friend, and don't believe the bull.
And now the world’s population is crazy from being fixated on the bloody fake corona pandemic 😷
Its dat base. 

Nice. 
sooo....my mother shares my Spotify acct, and at least 1x a week i get booted off (while at work)....usually i am wondering "what happened"...then i realize it's playing at her house, and it is always this song....and only this song, this has been happening for about a year now.......she is 66 years old, and i let it happen, it's become a sorta running joke here at work......
one of my most favourite songs.....wonderful to sing along to....up loud
Overplayed but brilliant hit, never get tired of it...
 shhhh777 wrote:

...but maybe you're crazy
 

possibly (~_^)
Always did dig this, even when it was overplayed.
 KudaRey wrote:
It must be an age demographic thing. But how this song rates a 7.5 when so many truly brilliant and groundbreaking songs get low 7's or even 6's is a mystery to me. But good to hear -ocassionally- nonetheless.
 
...but maybe you're crazy
It must be an age demographic thing. But how this song rates a 7.5 when so many truly brilliant and groundbreaking songs get low 7's or even 6's is a mystery to me. But good to hear -ocassionally- nonetheless.
December 2006 I landed in London, beginning what would be 4 months of backpacking around Europe post divorce. This song was EVERYWHERE and yeah, it thumps along and seems interminable on occasion, but every time I hear it I'm transported back to that time of both discovering Europe and rediscovering myself after 12 years of marriage. Crazy, indeed.
 expatlar wrote:
...  I very rarely use the skip button. Listen on through and see what different thing you might like.
 
GREAT COMMENT!

My first two days as a music composition and performance student (many, many years ago) went like this ...  

Professor:  "I will play 50 minutes of music.  You will listen without talking or taking notes."  We listened to everything from the Beatles to Basie to Beethoven to Gregorian chants to African tribal music to musique concrete.

Made me realize the wide expanse of "music" and taught me a little about things I didn't know.
Proof pop perfection can achieve 10/10
I don't care how much airplay this got when it came out, it's a good tune and I like it :)
Saw Cee-Lo at one of those mid-size city summer festivals. So many things were messed up about it, including him being so late that he missed half his timeslot.

Then, when he introduced this song he talked like Gnarls Barkley was just this alias he came up with. Can't even spare a smidge of acknowledgement to the partner he made it with? What a knob.
This is a great song. This is why I like RP so much . What will be the next song? Box of chocolates anyone?
Great song thanks!
 expatlar wrote:

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this way of listening to music. This applies to many songs, depending on who is listening, from where, with what perspective... It may not grab you at the beginning, but eventually who knows. This is why I listen to rp.
I very rarely use the skip button. Listen on through and see what different thing you might like.
 
TOTALLY agree.
 foulfinch wrote:
There was a time when this made me crazy. Not using the PSD and listening to every song has increased my appreciation of many songs/genre. Now when this is played a little smile appears. There has been worth while music through out history. Never disallow yourself the opportunity to expand your horizons.
 
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this way of listening to music. This applies to many songs, depending on who is listening, from where, with what perspective... It may not grab you at the beginning, but eventually who knows. This is why I listen to rp.
I very rarely use the skip button. Listen on through and see what different thing you might like.
I'm a little surprised at the negative comments. I just think of it as a tight little pop song. Makes me move.
One of the only 2 or 3 songs on the RP playlist that I must absolutely mute.
 pikester wrote:
Tough to listen to CeeLo Green anymore. Certainly not on my list of mood music. {#Frown}

 
Agree. Had my interest in the beginning but now he's worn thin.
Tough to listen to CeeLo Green anymore. Certainly not on my list of mood music. {#Frown}

 Cynaera wrote:
I'd never heard of this song until one day at work, when our cute little janitor, Jennifer, was trying to describe it but she didn't know the name of the song or who did it, so she sang it in a high-pitched voice with the cutest southern accent (she hailed from Alabama) and did a little dance to it... When it came on the radio, we were all dancing to it.

And I still dance to it when I hear it, and I remember Jennifer with love...{#Daisy}
Pedro1874 wrote:

We should keep these gems by Cyanaera alive.  I have been surprised that we have no one following in her footsteps.  RIP Anne.  Really miss your unique and beautiful comments.

  

 We'd be Crazy not to!

For me, this song represents the beginning of the end of my "single" life, great, somewhat fuzzy memories, surprised my house is still standing after some of the rocking parties....equally surprised no cops showed up (the benefits of having 1/2 acre lot...keeps the neighbors from complaining as much) and thankful for the few non-rap tracks that we played over and over like this one.  I remember my roommate/homey and I rushed to download this on LimeWire immediately after we first heard it on a friend's myspace page....ahh...those were the years!!


CeeLo rocks...
 I agree with you.


Pedro1874 wrote:

We should keep these gems by Cyanaera alive.  I have been surprised that we have no one following in her footsteps.  RIP Anne.  Really miss your unique and beautiful comments.

 

thanks Bill, sounding good this morning
the first time I heard of CeeLo Green was on Trick Daddy's track "In Da Wind" 
 foulfinch wrote:
There was a time when this made me crazy. Not using the PSD and listening to every song has increased my appreciation of many songs/genre. Now when this is played a little smile appears. There has been worth while music through out history. Never disallow yourself the opportunity to expand your horizons.

 
I just pulled up this song and saw that I had rated it a 2 a while back. Upped it to a 5 today.  Kind of catchy, and I don't know why I rated it so low the first time.  Still not my favorite song, but it's not bad either.
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I'd never heard of this song until one day at work, when our cute little janitor, Jennifer, was trying to describe it but she didn't know the name of the song or who did it, so she sang it in a high-pitched voice with the cutest southern accent (she hailed from Alabama) and did a little dance to it... When it came on the radio, we were all dancing to it.

And I still dance to it when I hear it, and I remember Jennifer with love...{#Daisy}

 
We should keep these gems by Cyanaera alive.  I have been surprised that we have no one following in her footsteps.  RIP Anne.  Really miss your unique and beautiful comments.
There was a time when this made me crazy. Not using the PSD and listening to every song has increased my appreciation of many songs/genre. Now when this is played a little smile appears. There has been worth while music through out history. Never disallow yourself the opportunity to expand your horizons.
 dragon1952 wrote:
Gawd I can't stand this freakin' song no matter who does it {#Frustrated}

 
I think you're crazy.
M2B
Finding that I tend to remember which year was which  by what music was playing where I happened to be, this one is easy. 2006. A very good year.
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bounce} 
This live version with Prince's band sizzles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfpkbjDwpsY
DJ TEEMID mixed this variant featuring Joie Tan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i8Dhv5N2gs


Gawd I can't stand this freakin' song no matter who does it {#Frustrated}
best version ever!!
 RandomousJam wrote:
When this first came out I thought it was Al Green.

 
When I first heard this I thought it was some tune from the '70s that I had never heard before.
crazy
Crazy!
Surprised to hear this on RP , so mainstream!  It was played to death here in the UK but I still love it
Cyanera wrote:

I'd never heard of this song until one day at work, when our cute little janitor, Jennifer, was trying to describe it but she didn't know the name of the song or who did it, so she sang it in a high-pitched voice with the cutest southern accent (she hailed from Alabama) and did a little dance to it... When it came on the radio, we were all dancing to it.

And I still dance to it when I hear it, and I remember Jennifer with love...{#Daisy}

********************************************

One of the reasons we miss you, Anne.
 Deam wrote:

Made me smile :) So smart.

 
You can say that again.
The version Prince does at gigs is pretty good too.
 alanthecowboy wrote:
rgabriel wrote:
Why can't I vote 11? :-)

You can!  Just vote it a 10, and bring everything else down by 1...
 
Indeed.  I'm sure this has been observed countless times here, but "These go to 11..."  Talk about crazy!
Will the person bashing there head against the brick wall, please stop its making me feel ill.
All you have to do is turn your device of and leave the rest of the world to feel happy{#Daisy}{#Roflol}{#Daisy}or crazy !
11!  {#Music}
{#Frustrated}
Incredible song and an incredible Rorschach vidéo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w
So brilliant!
When this first came out I thought it was Al Green.
oft times wisdom may come from the darkest places and shine the light of insight on the shadowy parts of reality
Goot lyrics.
Happy  All Hallows Eve
oft times wisdom may come from the darkest places and shine the light of insight on the shadowy parts of reality
Goot song.
Happpy  All Hallows Eve
 25demayo wrote:


Hear, hear!!!!

{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana}

 

and why would anyone who can think listen to any "clear channel" outlet of any kind? I don't know about you, but I refuse to be droned in violence, bigotry and ignorance manufactured by hacks who's job is dividing U.S. just like bad dope, you can buy a $5 rock of poison on any corner in the country, but the real thing is unobtainable.
 window wrote:
Cee Lo's vocals were recorded in 1 take.  Impressive.

 

if it isn't real how many "takes" is enough? it's why live albums prove a talent.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

You can!  Just vote it a 10, and bring everything else down by 1... 

 
Made me smile :) So smart.
Good song!, personally I think the slow version is the best.... 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiPpnAmmySI

I like RP radio! Grtz from Groningen, Holland. 
 
 rgabriel wrote:
Why can't I vote 11? :-)

 
You can!  Just vote it a 10, and bring everything else down by 1... 
Why can't I vote 11? :-)
This is like some sort of awesome motown revival.  Awesome song from a great album. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Great song.  Bought their album on the strength of it.  Played it once.  Thought it was dreadful.  Haven't played it since.

 

It is dreadful. IMO Cee lo should just stick to hip-hop.  Goodie Mobb was wonderful.
Today, this followed a Stevie Wonder hit (yes, I know he has dozens) that had an interesting song comment.  The comment was something like this: "I wonder what the '70s would have been like if we had today's technology then."

Well, I assume that Stevie Wonder would sound a lot like Gnarls Barkley.  Same vibe that gets you moving, with Stevie lyrics to make a societal point.  Got no idea what Diana Ross or Led Zeppelin would sound like.  The Beatles' sound, of course, would not change one whit.

Thanks; I'll go now.
Cee Lo's vocals were recorded in 1 take.  Impressive.
Great song.  Bought their album on the strength of it.  Played it once.  Thought it was dreadful.  Haven't played it since.
I think we can all agree there are much more appealing versions, but this is a good one as well and i will be adding it to my collection.
 sherf wrote:
The story behind this is a lot more interesting than the song.

 
are you going to share the story?
Ah, Cee Lo Green is Gnarls or maybe Barkley. Somethng new every day, eh?
Better live!
 floydoftherocks wrote:
"Does that make me crazy?" No, it makes you annoying and repetitive.
 
Perhaps that applies to you as well? 
"Does that make me crazy?" No, it makes you annoying and repetitive.
I like it.  Someone suggeted it has an "honest Motown feel," which I can certainly feel.  It's fun, poppy, and makes me wonder why I'm not doing some sidewalk boogie in my Chuck Taylors.
Since I've already gone crazy, I like this song.  
 aaronm wrote:
To everybody who's complaining that they hear this song too much and that it's too mainstream: the problem is with you listening to the other stations that play this, not with Bill playing it.

Tired of hearing this on Clear Channel stations and then hearing it here too?  Fine — do what I do and give up Clear Channel stations.  I rarely hear this song, and I love it.  Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, much like the mainstream radio industry found this gem of a song.

If you just plain don't like the song on its own merits, that's fine.  Feel free to dislike it.  But if your gripe is that you're hearing it too many places, then you need to change your environment.  For me, it absolutely belongs in the RP mix, no question.
 

Hear, hear!!!!

{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana}
I love the honest motown feel.  go go go!!! {#Cheers}
 aaronm wrote:
To everybody who's complaining that they hear this song too much and that it's too mainstream: the problem is with you listening to the other stations that play this, not with Bill playing it.

Tired of hearing this on Clear Channel stations and then hearing it here too?  Fine — do what I do and give up Clear Channel stations.  I rarely hear this song, and I love it.  Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, much like the mainstream radio industry found this gem of a song.

If you just plain don't like the song on its own merits, that's fine.  Feel free to dislike it.  But if your gripe is that you're hearing it too many places, then you need to change your environment.  For me, it absolutely belongs in the RP mix, no question.
 
I agree completely
 aaronm wrote:
To everybody who's complaining that they hear this song too much and that it's too mainstream: the problem is with you listening to the other stations that play this, not with Bill playing it.

Tired of hearing this on Clear Channel stations and then hearing it here too?  Fine — do what I do and give up Clear Channel stations.  I rarely hear this song, and I love it.  Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, much like the mainstream radio industry found this gem of a song.

If you just plain don't like the song on its own merits, that's fine.  Feel free to dislike it.  But if your gripe is that you're hearing it too many places, then you need to change your environment.  For me, it absolutely belongs in the RP mix, no question.
 
Well said.


I think you are crazy to not enjoy this song. lol  or I am just a little bit crazeeee. We all need to have more fun!
To everybody who's complaining that they hear this song too much and that it's too mainstream: the problem is with you listening to the other stations that play this, not with Bill playing it.

Tired of hearing this on Clear Channel stations and then hearing it here too?  Fine — do what I do and give up Clear Channel stations.  I rarely hear this song, and I love it.  Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, much like the mainstream radio industry found this gem of a song.

If you just plain don't like the song on its own merits, that's fine.  Feel free to dislike it.  But if your gripe is that you're hearing it too many places, then you need to change your environment.  For me, it absolutely belongs in the RP mix, no question.
 window wrote:
This song is f'ing brilliant and performed impeccably, and anyone who doesn't see that - well I think you're CRAAAAAZAAAAAYYYY!!!
(Couldn't resist.) 
 

I would have to agree that this song is very worthy of the RP bitstream.
 
This song is f'ing brilliant and performed impeccably, and anyone who doesn't see that - well I think you're CRAAAAAZAAAAAYYYY!!!
(Couldn't resist.) 
I listen to Radio Paradise to escape crap music like this. Ugh....
Please, no more, I cannot stand this song anymore.
OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. I'm out of here.
 midreaming wrote:
..oh look, it's a corporate turd in the punch bowl. how very nice. honey can we go now?


from what I've read, Brian Burton is not as corporate as listening to this song might let you think. only because it was a "smash hit", doesn't make it corporate imho.

you might wanna check on the following link. i find the list of the people -he collaborated with / worked for so far- pretty impressive. even some "indie"-veterans amongst them! ;o)

 https://www.allmusic.com/artist/danger-mouse-mn0000674440

..oh look honey, it's a corporate turd in the punch bowl. how very nice  ..can we go now?
REALLY... Plz stop
No!!!
The story behind this is a lot more interesting than the song.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Only the existence of Sparklehorse keeps this from being the stupidest band name ever.
 
Oh no: hands down winner here...
Great follow up to Supreme Beings of Leisure....Bill, this last hour & a half your killing me here.....its great! But then, we all know your the mix master...
Rolling Stone #1 song of the decade of the 2000's.
I guess I am just one of the hoi polloi because I agree.
Somehow I never get tired of it; even had it as my ringtone a couple of years.
(Now my ringtone is Los Lonely Boys- My Way. Wonder why they aren't on RP?)
 UltraNurd wrote:
One of my friends pointed me to the origin of the baseline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhxb00ONI_A

A bit of spaghetti western soundtrack called "Nel Cimitero Di Tucson".
 
Cool.
 
Really? OK, OK ... {#Bananajam}
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Only the existence of Sparklehorse keeps this from being the stupidest band name ever.
 
What about all those band names from the 60s?
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Only the existence of Sparklehorse keeps this from being the stupidest band name ever.
 
Strawberry Alarm Clock?
ahh. i love this.
 chelsiaann wrote:
I wish they didn't beat the shit out of this one. It's good, but a rating increase will take years.
On another note, he gets high ratings for his short arms. Those things are amazing.
 

I am so sick and tired of people who think that extremely popular songs that get played too much on terrestial radio should be low rated or flat out not played on RP.

This is a freaking great song and definitely needs to be part of the eclectic RP mix.

Maybe I'm craaaaazyyyyyy, but I don't listen to freaking terrestrial radio anymore so the only times I get to hear this are on RP or when it pops up if I'm playing my collection on random.

And I love it when it does.
Only the existence of Sparklehorse keeps this from being the stupidest band name ever.
One of my friends pointed me to the origin of the baseline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhxb00ONI_A

A bit of spaghetti western soundtrack called "Nel Cimitero Di Tucson".
I wish they didn't beat the shit out of this one. It's good, but a rating increase will take years.
On another note, he gets high ratings for his short arms. Those things are amazing.
 neuticle wrote:
Woah, I love Adele!
 

I always loved this song - better now that it's out of heavy radio rotation. Great follow-up with Ms Jones and the Dap-Kings! Not good for the work effort though...{#Wink}
I never did like this song. 
 tclodes wrote:
I would follow this up with some T-Rex.
 
Funny... I followed this up with the off button.
Woah, I love Adele!
I like this enough I bought the CD but its mastered so poorly with lots of compression and the volume is maxed to where it actually splats. You can see it when its loaded into Audacity. WTF are they thinking. That type of distortion is especially annoying on electrostats...
I would follow this up with some T-Rex.
 Deadwing wrote:
Why do I like this song so much?     {#Bounce}
 
Sometimes, it just cannot be defined.  The first time I heard this tune I thought it was some obscure, album track from an unknown, early-1970's, soul artist.  It has that kind of sound to it.


What's the connection with St. Elsewhere the TV show?  Is there one?

Sincerely,
Uncle Hud, the Clueless Wonder
This is a fabulous pop song.
Has it already been five years? This song is holding up pretty well so far.

I'm not sure why I like it so much... it's really more than the sum of its parts. So catchy, and its minimal instrumentation gives it a genuinely creepy feel that works really well.

The combination of fear, amusement, and incredulity I hear in his voice in the line "you really think you're in control?" is pretty neat.

 Deadwing wrote:
Why do I like this song so much?     {#Bounce}
 
Wish I could answer that question.
Maybe I could quit my job and get a job seeking out cool new music if I could?


Say Gnarls Barkley, and I automatically think of the frontman Cee Lo Green, but the other half of Gnarls Barkley is Danger Mouse Read up on him, wow, what talent!

 Deadwing wrote:
Why do I like this song so much?     {#Bounce}
 
{#Yes}

Love the hopping bass line. 
Why do I like this song so much?     {#Bounce}

Brilliant cover for this by Israelis Red Band and Ninet Tayeb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRxkMTs0eBE


 dlaumor wrote:
Supreme Beings of Leisure - Under The Gun
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Great Transition
 

+ Dengue Fever.

I was just going to say this is what Fridays should sound like.

Skip the Bridge under Trouble Water and Carly Simon crap and stick with what you got going on at the moment.

Even though I think we are listening to previously enjoyed selection at the moment.