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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Basket Case Green Day

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166 82
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Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne

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107 46
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129 63
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Psycho Killer Talking Heads

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85 38
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Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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98 47
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Mad World Tears for Fears

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96 46
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125 73
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Crazy Gnarls Barkley

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78 41
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Crazy On You Heart

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47 18
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Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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57 26
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46 21
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44 20
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The 15 Craziest Divas of the Decade

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70 41
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Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill

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43 20
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32 12
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Lynn Black added They're Coming To Take Me Away Napoleon XIV

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61 39
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Crazy Aerosmith

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53 33
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20 6
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 Patsy Cline

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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26 14
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Dustin Rambo Moore added Diary of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne

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36 25
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She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals

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33 24
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27 20
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32 25
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Psychotic Girl The Black Keys

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30 24
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Psycho System of a Down

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24 21
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Crazy Bitch Buckcherry

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27 25
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26 24
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You're Crazy Guns N' Roses

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25 23
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Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies

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19 18
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Crazy Love Van Morrison

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18 17
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Psycho Therapy Ramones

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10 10
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The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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13 14
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The Night Santa Went Crazy "Weird Al" Yankovic

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12 13
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All the Madmen David Bowie

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11 12
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14 16
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Crazy Babies Ozzy Osbourne

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14 16
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clash1977 added Mama Weer All Crazee Now Slade

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14 16
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12 14
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Excitable Boy Warren Zevon

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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11 13
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Let's Get Crazy Quiet Riot

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23 27
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(You Drive Me) Crazy Britney Spears

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Andrew Hastings added Criminal Fiona Apple

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8 10
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She Drives Me Crazy Ted Nugent

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14 17
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Crazy Mama The Rolling Stones

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7 9
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Moon Crazy Blue Öyster Cult

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7 9
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Twisted Joni Mitchell

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7 9
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Tom Islava added Upside Down The Supremes, Diana Ross