Crazy (Icehouse song)

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"Crazy"
Icehouse Crazy single cover.jpg
Single by Icehouse
from the album Man of Colours
B-side "Completely Gone"
Released 1987
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Soft rock, synthpop
Label Regular (Australia)
Chrysalis (rest of the world)
Writer(s) Iva Davies
Robert Kretschmer
Andy Qunta
Producer(s) David Lord
Icehouse singles chronology
"Paradise"
(1986)
"Crazy"
(1987)
"Electric Blue"
(1987)

"Crazy" is a 1987 hit single by the Australian rock/synthpop band Icehouse. The song was written by band members Iva Davies, Robert Kretschmer and Andy Qunta.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 74
Billboard Hot 100 14[4]
Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 38

Music Video[edit]

Two versions of the music video exist, an Australian version, and a version for US markets.[6] The Australian version features Davies wandering through the unused Pyrmont Power Station in Sydney while various events occur around him, such as explosions, cars crashing and various people wandering through the scene. It was shot in one continuous take.

The US version is based on "Play Misty for me",[7] with Davies hosting a late night radio show, and taking a request from a fan, (the actress Paris Jefferson), who asks "mind if I wake you tonight?". Davies misinterprets this as the request, but the caller goes on to say "play 'Crazy' for me?". The rest of the video shows Icehouse singing and playing instruments in a large mansion. The final scene shows Davies meeting the caller, who has posters of Icehouse and Iva Davies plastered all over her wall. Davies gives a short uneasy smile, before leaving the house.

Track listing[edit]

Australian release (7")[edit]

  1. "Crazy"
  2. "Completely Gone"

US promo release (12")[edit]

  1. "Crazy (12" Mix)"
  2. "Crazy (Midnight Mix)"
  3. "Crazy (LP version)"
  4. "No Promises (Live)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 48, 1987" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23).
  2. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Icehouse – Crazy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23).
  3. ^ "Icehouse: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23).
  4. ^ Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Joel Whitburn
  5. ^ "Icehouse: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23).
  6. ^ "Icehouse and Iva Davies Official Website - Crazy Single". www.icehouse-ivadavies.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  7. ^ "THE ICEHOUSE STORY - Icehouse On Video". www.spellbound-icehouse.org. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 

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