I've Always Been Crazy (song)

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"I've Always Been Crazy"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album I've Always Been Crazy
B-side "I Never Said It Would Be East"
Released June 1978
Format 7"
Recorded 1978
Genre Country, outlaw
Length 4:12
Label RCA
Writer(s) Waylon Jennings
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings and Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"There Ain't No Good Chain Gang"
"I've Always Been Crazy"
"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand"

"I've Always Been Crazy" is a song written and recorded by American country artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in June 1978 as the first single and title track from the album I've Always Been Crazy. The song became his sixth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for three weeks and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Single and album edits[edit]

The single version, released for radio airplay and commercial single release, cuts out an instrumental bridge in the middle of the song, and has an earlier fade. However, most radio stations that play "I've Always Been Crazy" as an oldie play the full album version.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 175. 
  2. ^ "Waylon Jennings – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Waylon Jennings.
Preceded by
"Blue Skies"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 9-September 23, 1978
Succeeded by
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 30, 1978