Songs 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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Katie Pentecost added Mad Hatter Melanie Martinez

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Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne

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Basket Case Green Day

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Psycho Killer Talking Heads

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Crazy On You Heart

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Crazy Gnarls Barkley

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Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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Willie1019 added Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen

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Mad World Tears for Fears

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

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Lunatics Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Darby added Lunatics Anonymous The Squids

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Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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You May Be Right is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
OddBean14 added You May Be Right Billy Joel

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Crazy Aerosmith

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals

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Dustin Rambo Moore added Diary of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne

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Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies

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Psychotic Girl The Black Keys

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Psycho System of a Down

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clash1977 added Mama Weer All Crazee Now Slade

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You're Crazy Guns N' Roses

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Crazy Bitch Buckcherry

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Psycho Therapy Ramones

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Sound of Madness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Brayden Mcgovern added Sound of Madness Shinedown

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Excitable Boy Warren Zevon

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Crazy Mama The Rolling Stones

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She Drives Me Crazy Ted Nugent

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(You Drive Me) Crazy Britney Spears

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Crazy Love Van Morrison

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Let's Get Crazy Quiet Riot

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The Crazy Cries of Love Joni Mitchell

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The Night Santa Went Crazy "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Crazy Lover Henry Rollins

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Moon Crazy Blue Öyster Cult

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All the Madmen David Bowie