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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Lynn Black added Napoleon XIV

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402 207
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Katie Pentecost added Melanie Martinez

3
142 57
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Heart

4
188 89
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Gnarls Barkley

5
223 113
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Ozzy Osbourne

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104 38
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43 5
Lunatics Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Darby added The Squids

8
64 14
You May Be Right is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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38 5
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Willie1019 added Queen

10
184 119
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Green Day

11
87 47
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157 105
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Talking Heads

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62 28
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44 16
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56 27
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Dustin Rambo Moore added Ozzy Osbourne

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66 36
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69 40
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Fine Young Cannibals

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60 32
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90 59
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Aerosmith

20
110 77
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Pink Floyd

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120 89
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Tears for Fears

22
113 85
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122 94
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94 77
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Cypress Hill

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43 30
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clash1977 added Slade

26
62 55
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

27
38 34
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59 59
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29
55 56
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52 53
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Patsy Cline

31
51 57
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2 0
I Go Crazy - Paul Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Dean Ferguson added

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48 64
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Suicidal Tendencies

34
40 55
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The Black Keys

35
12 16
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Andrew Hastings added Fiona Apple

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35 53
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System of a Down

37
30 46
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Buckcherry

38
0 2
Go Insane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Dean Ferguson added

39
23 36
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Van Morrison

40
20 32
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Warren Zevon

41
24 38
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Ramones

42
32 50
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Guns N' Roses

43
33 52
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8 15
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Van Morrison

45
8 15
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Eric Clapton

46
16 27
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Quiet Riot

47
18 30
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"Weird Al" Yankovic

48
18 30
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David Bowie

49
29 47
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Britney Spears

50
19 32
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The Rolling Stones