Goin' Crazy (Dizzee Rascal song)

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"Goin' Crazy"
Single by Dizzee Rascal featuring Robbie Williams
from the album The Fifth
Released 16 June 2013
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2012
Genre Grime, indie, dance
Length 3:23
Label Dirtee Stank, Island Records
Writer(s) Dylan Mills, Robbie Williams, Tim Anderson, Jamin Wilcox
Producer(s) Tim Anderson, Jamin Wilcox
Dizzee Rascal singles chronology
"Wild"
(2013)
"Goin' Crazy"
(2013)
"Something Really Bad"
(2013)
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Be a Boy"
(2013)
"Goin' Crazy"
(2013)
"Go Gentle"
(2013)

"Goin' Crazy" is a song by Dizzee Rascal, featuring vocals from English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. The song was written by Dylan Mills, Robbie Williams, Tim Anderson, Jamin Wilcox and produced by Tim Anderson & Jamin Wilcox.[1] The song was released on 16 June 2013 as a digital download in the United Kingdom as the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album The Fifth (2013). Dizzee originally had Example sing the chorus instead of Williams, but he felt it didn't work out, paving the way for Williams to sing it.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 10 May 2013 at a length of three minutes and forty seconds.[3] The video shows Robbie Williams driving around London in modified mobility scooters surrounded by an entourage of grannies before meeting up with Dizzee as they carry on with their journey. The video also features a cast of iconic lookalikes including Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and John Lennon.[4] The video also features a cameo appearance from Gordon Smart the showbiz columnist in The Sun.

Live performances[edit]

On 24 May 2013 Dizzee Rascal surprised fans at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Ebrington Square, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland by performing the song live with a special guest performance from Robbie Williams.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy blog gave the song a mixed review stating:

"In short, the answer is an unfortunate yes. That's not to say the pair themselves aren't surprisingly well-matched - each craving the other's self-assurance and youthful charm - but musically, the effect is far less harmonious. While Rascal raps about dating models and scoring drugs in clubs, Williams admits: "I believe I'm going crazy/ I believe I'm losing my mind," the result a Frankensteinian blend of indie, grime and pop that never quite hits the spot." 3/5 stars.[6]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Goin' Crazy" (feat. Robbie Williams) 3:23
German CD single[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Goin' Crazy" (feat. Robbie Williams) 3:23
2. "Goin' Crazy" (Instrumental) 3:23

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams
  • Lyrics – Dylan Mills, Robbie Williams, Tim Anderson, Jamin Wilcox
  • Producer – @Oakwud, @Flippa123, @PopWansel
  • Label: Dirtee Stank, Island Records

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 57
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 39
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 38
Denmark (Tracklisten)[11] 35
Germany (Media Control Charts)[12] 32
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 25
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[16] 56

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Germany 14 June 2013 CD single Island Records
United Kingdom 16 June 2013[17] Digital download Dirtee Stank, Island Records

References[edit]