Gone Crazy

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For the album by Grin, see Gone Crazy (album).
"Gone Crazy"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album High Mileage
B-side "Amarillo"
Released January 25, 1999
Format Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label Arista Nashville 13155
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Right on the Money"
(1998)
"Gone Crazy"
(1999)
"Little Man"
(1999)

"Gone Crazy" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in January 1999 as the third single from his album High Mileage. The song peaked at number 4 on the U.S. country singles charts in 1999.

Content[edit]

"Gone Crazy" is a mid-tempo ballad where the male narrator expresses his feelings over a lost love, saying "But ever since you left, I've been gone / Gone crazy, goin' out of my mind[…]".

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Jackson's "stone-country vocal drips with pain and the remorse of a man who let love slip through calloused hands."[1]

Jeffrey B. Remz of Country Standard Time cited the song as a standout track on High Mileage, calling it a "spare, sad ballad" and saying that the song's theme of lost love was "not surprising" given that Jackson had just separated from, and reunited with, his wife.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Gone Crazy" debuted at number 53 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts dated for the week ending February 6, 1999.

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 28
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, January 30, 1999
  2. ^ Remz, Jeffrey B. "High Mileage review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8150." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 24, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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