I Go Crazy (Paul Davis song)

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"I Go Crazy"
Single by Paul Davis
from the album Singer of Songs: Teller of Tales
B-side "Reggae Kinda Way"
Released 1977
Format Single
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:52
Label Bang
Writer(s) Paul Davis
Producer(s) Phil Benton
Paul Davis
Paul Davis singles chronology
"I Go Crazy"

"I Go Crazy" is a song written, composed, and recorded by American singer-songwriter Paul Davis. It was the first single he released from his 1977 album Singer of Songs: Teller of Tales, and his second-highest peaking pop hit, peaking at #7 on the Billboard chart in 1978. Inspired by a brief stay in the Bellevue psychiatric ward, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart on 27 August 1977 and began slowly climbing, peaking in March and April 1978, before dropping off the chart the week after 27 May 1978, encompassing the entire 1977-1978 school year in the process. Overall, it spent 40 weeks (nine months and one week) on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, setting what was then the record for the longest run on that chart, of consecutive weeks or not.[1]


The song has been covered by several artists, including these four whose versions were all released as singles:

Chart performance[edit]

Paul Davis[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles[2] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 25

Lee Greenwood[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 47
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 55

Will Downing[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 37

Barry Manilow[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 30

DHT featuring Edmée[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 15
France (SNEP)[7] 76
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 56