music The Best Songs About Being Crazy  

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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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Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne

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Psycho Killer Talking Heads

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Mad World Tears for Fears

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Basket Case Green Day

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Crazy Gnarls Barkley

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Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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Crazy On You Heart

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Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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Crazy Aerosmith

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Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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Lynn Black added They're Coming To Take Me Away Napoleon XIV

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Dustin Rambo Moore added Diary of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne

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She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals

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Crazy Love Van Morrison

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You May Be Right is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
OddBean14 added You May Be Right Billy Joel

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Psychotic Girl The Black Keys

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Psycho System of a Down

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Psycho Therapy Ramones

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Crazy Mama The Rolling Stones

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You're Crazy Guns N' Roses

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Crazy Bitch Buckcherry

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Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies

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The Night Santa Went Crazy "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Crazy Fingers Grateful Dead

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Crazy Country Hop Eric Clapton

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Moon Crazy Blue Öyster Cult

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Crazy Babies Ozzy Osbourne

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Excitable Boy Warren Zevon

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Let's Get Crazy Quiet Riot

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She Drives Me Crazy Ted Nugent

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Crazy Love The Allman Brothers Band

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Everybody Knows That You Are Insane Queens of the Stone Age

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World Gone Crazy The Doobie Brothers

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Just Crazy Love Fleetwood Mac