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Ever have one of those days where you're just feeling a little bit...crazy? Enjoy this list of the best songs about being crazy, as voted on by other Ranker users. It's insane how many songs have been written about being crazy (see what I did there?). Some of the best crazy songs are about mental illness, but there are plenty of other good songs about being crazy in love. Many of these songs are even entitled “Crazy.”

When it comes to songs about being insane, Pink Floyd's “Brain Damage” has to be at the top of the list. Roger Waters has said that the lyrics are a reference to Syd Barrett's mental illness. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is also about Barrett. Gnarls Barkley had a hit in 2006 with their song “Crazy” and Aerosmith released their “Crazy” single in 1993.

Green Day's “Basket Case” makes reference to being crazy in the song's lyrics and title. Cypress Hill enlisted their good friend Mary Jane for some inspiration on their track, “Insane in the Brain.” Tears for Fears sang about people all over the world going crazy in "Mad World." The Talking Heads also have a great song about being crazy entitled, “Psycho Killer.”

We made ourselves crazy trying to rank this list of songs about insanity. Help us sort through all these great songs by voting up your favorite tracks about being crazy to the top of this list.
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Katie Pentecost added Mad Hatter Melanie Martinez

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Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne

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104 49
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Psycho Killer Talking Heads

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124 65
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Basket Case Green Day

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81 37
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Mad World Tears for Fears

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86 42
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79 40
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69 33
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Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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113 69
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Crazy Gnarls Barkley

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49 22
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68 37
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Crazy On You Heart

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39 15
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Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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57 34
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Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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34 15
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Insane Backstories of the Most Famous Rap Disses

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55 34
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Crazy Aerosmith

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34 17
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33 17
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23 9
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Lynn Black added They're Coming To Take Me Away Napoleon XIV

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30 16
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Crazy Patsy Cline

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21 10
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Dustin Rambo Moore added Diary of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne

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43 31
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The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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30 21
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She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals

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24 16
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28 21
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Psychotic Girl The Black Keys

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28 21
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10 4
You May Be Right is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
OddBean14 added You May Be Right Billy Joel

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25 22
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Psycho System of a Down

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Rock Stars Who Died at Age 29

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18 15
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Crazy Love Van Morrison

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22 20
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You're Crazy Guns N' Roses

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Psycho Therapy Ramones

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14 12
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Crazy Mama The Rolling Stones

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13 11
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The Night Santa Went Crazy "Weird Al" Yankovic

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12 10
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All the Madmen David Bowie

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23 22
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Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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27 27
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Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies

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10 9
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7 6
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Moon Crazy Blue Öyster Cult

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13 13
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clash1977 added Mama Weer All Crazee Now Slade

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10 10
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Let's Get Crazy Quiet Riot

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Crazy Bitch Buckcherry

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Crazy Fingers Grateful Dead

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13 14
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Crazy Babies Ozzy Osbourne

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11 12
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Excitable Boy Warren Zevon

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Andrew Hastings added Criminal Fiona Apple

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17 19
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Everybody Knows That You Are Insane Queens of the Stone Age

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8 9
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Crazy Love The Allman Brothers Band

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Crazy Country Hop Eric Clapton