Crazy Town (song)

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"Crazy Town"
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Wide Open
Released March 1, 2010
Format Music download, airplay
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label Broken Bow
Writer(s) Rodney Clawson
Brett Jones
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"The Truth"
(2009)
"Crazy Town"
(2010)
"My Kinda Party"
(2010)

"Crazy Town" is a song written by Brett Jones and Rodney Clawson and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in March 2010 as the fourth and final single from his 2009 album Wide Open. It has since become his tenth consecutive Top 20 hit. It is also his first single that does not have a music video for it.

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo country rock song in which the narrator describes the Nashville music scene as being a "crazy town."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock stated the song "accents Aldean's voice a bit allowing him to hide the nasal sound that sometimes pops up."[2] Blake Boldt of the 9513 gave it a "thumbs-down," summarizing his review by saying "'Crazy' is all power and no purpose."[3]

Appearances in media[edit]

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner uses the song as his walk-up theme. Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters comes out to pitch with this song. The Nashville Predators also use the song at their home games in a pregame video.

Chart performance[edit]

On the week ending March 6, 2010, "Crazy Town" debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and moved up the following week to 36. It debuted at 96 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the week of June 18, 2010.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 85
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 16

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crazy Town by Jason Aldean Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ NAME:. "Jason Aldean - "Crazy Town" | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Roughstock.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Jason Aldean – “Crazy Town”". The 9513. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jason Aldean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  7. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – Crazy Town". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH