Halfcrazy

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This article is about the song by Musiq Soulchild. For the song by Johnny Gill, see Half Crazy.
"Halfcrazy"
Halfcrazy.jpg
Single by Musiq
from the album Juslisen
B-side "Caughtup"[1]
Released January 29, 2002 (2002-01-29)[2]
Format 12"
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B
Length 4:14
Label Def Soul
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Ivan Barias[1]
Musiq singles chronology
"Girl Next Door"
(2001)
"Halfcrazy"
(2002)
"Dontchange"
(2002)
Juslisen track listing
"Babygirl"
(6)
"Halfcrazy"
(7)
"Time"
(8)
Music video
"Halfcrazy" on YouTube

"Halfcrazy" is a song performed by Musiq Soulchild (then credited as Musiq), issued as the lead single from his second studio album Juslisen. The single was released only on vinyl;[4] and it contains a sample of "Vivre Pour Vivre" by Francis Lai.[5] The song is Musiq's biggest hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 16 in 2002.[6]

Music video[edit]

Two official music videos were created for the song. The first version, released in April 2002 (2002-04), was directed by Chris Robinson.[7] The second version, released in July 2002 (2002-07), was directed by Jessy Terrero.[8]

Background[edit]

According to the song's producers Carvin & Ivan, the song was originally offered to Dru Hill member Larry "Jazz" Anthony who was set to record a solo album for Def Jam Recordings. He initially refused on recording the song for his solo debut, rejecting the sample of "Vivre Pour Vivre" in favor of wanting it played with live instruments. Anthony then dropped the song from his album and "Halfcrazy" was later rewritten with new verses by Musiq.[9]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002)[6] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 2
US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard) 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002)[10] Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Musiq - Halfcrazy (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amazon.com: Halfcrazy (Album Version (Edited)): Musiq: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Halfcrazy - Musiq (Soulchild) - Listen, Appearances, Song Review - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Musiq - Halfcrazy at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Halfcrazy - Musiq Soulchild - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Musiq (Soulchild) - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Musiq - "Halfcrazy [version 1]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Musiq - "Halfcrazy [version 2: remix]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ Musiq Soulchild’s “Halfcrazy” Was Originally Meant For Another Artist
  10. ^ Pedro. "Longbored Surfer - 2003". LongboredSurfer.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 

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