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

2
169 61
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Heart

3
254 114
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Ozzy Osbourne

4
213 95
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Gnarls Barkley

5
428 228
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Katie Pentecost added Melanie Martinez

6
86 18
You May Be Right is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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60 8
Lunatics Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Darby added The Squids

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124 43
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62 9
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Willie1019 added Queen

10
109 51
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63 18
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12
79 31
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72 31
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Dustin Rambo Moore added Ozzy Osbourne

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109 65
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Aerosmith

15
81 42
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75 37
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85 46
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Fine Young Cannibals

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195 140
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Green Day

19
163 120
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Talking Heads

20
115 95
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Pink Floyd

21
125 109
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Tears for Fears

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55 39
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116 103
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54 39
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clash1977 added Slade

25
124 113
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101 91
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Cypress Hill

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64 73
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

28
63 75
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60 73
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30
9 8
I Go Crazy - Paul Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Dean Ferguson added

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54 70
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Patsy Cline

32
53 70
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51 75
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Suicidal Tendencies

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24 37
Sound of Madness is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Brayden Mcgovern added Shinedown

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16 25
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Andrew Hastings added Fiona Apple

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26 41
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Ramones

37
18 29
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Quiet Riot

38
10 17
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Scorpions

39
38 60
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System of a Down

40
21 34
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Ozzy Osbourne

41
21 34
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The Rolling Stones

42
15 25
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Motörhead

43
15 25
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Ted Nugent

44
15 25
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13 22
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9 16
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Ted Nugent

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33 53
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Guns N' Roses

48
31 50
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Buckcherry

49
34 55
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10 18
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Johnny Cash, Ray Charles