Favorite "Crazy" Songs #9 - "Crazy"

@teamfreak16 (40916)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 7, 2016 4:22pm CST
#9 in my Favorite "Crazy" Songs series belongs to music legend Willie Nelson and his classic "Crazy" (the first of three songs in the series entitled "Crazy.") Willie Nelson has been recording music since 1956. In addition to his envious music career, Nelson has appeared in over 30 films, is a founder of the outlaw country movement, and is a staunch pro-marijuana activist. In 1961, Nelson wrote a song called "Crazy," which would become immortalized by Patsy Cline (the word on Wikipedia is that Cline hated the song because she didn't care for Willie's tape. Luckily, she relented and took the song to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.) In addition to Cline, "Crazy has notably been covered by Leanne Rimes, and Linda Ronstadt. Face it, Patsy Cline OWNS "Crazy," but don't ever forget that it's WILLIES song!
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@pumpkinjam (5767)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
I love "Crazy" songs. Can't say I've heard Wille Nelson's one before. I like "Crazy" by Seal, "Crazy Nights" by Kiss, and "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, and Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train". I wonder how many other 'Crazy' songs there are.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
Well, I've narrowed it down to ten of them!
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• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
@teamfreak16 Oh, I remembered another one from my teenage years - Let Loose "Crazy for You" And I've just found a long list of others! I was going to bed, now I'm going to have to listen to Crazy songs! Actually, I'll do that tomorrow while pretending to work. :)
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
@pumpkinjam - I saw Heart do "Crazy on You" a few years back in Denver. Awesome!
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
I actually prefer Willie's version.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
I think that you're the first person I've heard say that.
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
@teamfreak16 I LOVE Willie Nelson. Have you heard his 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain'? - Wonderful.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
@jaboUK - Yes, I used to play it on the radio. Love it!
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
9 Aug 16
Do you know Willie's other song about being crazy? He didn't write it, but he sang it, back before he grew his pigtails.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Aug 16
I didn't recognize it, but I like it. Who is that singing with him? Great voice.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
9 Aug 16
@teamfreak16 Steve Fromholz wrote it and sang background on it.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
8 Aug 16
It wasn't till you mentioned Patsy Cline that I realised I'd heard it. Not heard any other version of it
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Aug 16
Linda Ronstadt's version is really good, too.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
8 Aug 16
@teamfreak16 I like Linda's work, but I can't say I remember who doing that one
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@Corbin5 (103218)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Thanks for sharing this version by Willie Nelson! Such a great listen!
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
You're welcome. Happy to be of service!
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@JohnRoberts (54423)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Aug 16
Fourwalls did Patsy and I did Linda so you competed the circle with Willie.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
All three versions are stellar!
@amadeo (64024)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I remember this well.I liked Patsy Cline version.
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@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
I do too, but I love Willie!
• Preston, England
8 Aug 16
his version is pretty cool too - Crazy songs for me would include Liza Minelli's recording with the Pet Shop Boys - Losing My Mind her finest work since the Cabaret movie
Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys performing 'Losing My Mind' on BBC1's 'Wogan' (chat show hosted by Terry Wogan), broadcast 31 July 1989
@TRBRocks420 (75583)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Aug 16
One of my favorite Willie Nelson songs. Patsy Cline and, LeAnn Rimes, also did well with it.