Mama He's Crazy

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"Mama He's Crazy"
Single cover
Single by The Judds
from the EP Wynonna & Naomi
B-side"Down Home"
ReleasedApril 1984
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Kenny O'Dell
Producer(s)Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"Had a Dream (For the Heart)"
"Mama He's Crazy"
"Why Not Me"

"Mama He's Crazy" is a song written by Kenny O'Dell, and originally recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in April 1984 as the second single from their debut January 1984 EP Wynonna & Naomi. The song was re-released on their full-length 1984 debut album Why Not Me. The song was their second hit and the first of 14 number one singles. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 14 weeks on the country chart.[1] It was only the second country number one sung by a female duo; previously only The Davis Sisters featuring Skeeter Davis had made it to number one on the country chart in 1953 with their song "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know".[2]

Cover versions[edit]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Chart (2022) Peak
Canada Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[6] 50
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[7] 28

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 3


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 184.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 101.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  4. ^ "Music Row" (in Swedish). Svensk dediedatabas. 2007. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Canadian Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  7. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  8. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 1984". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – The Judds – Mama He's Crazy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 8, 2023.