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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401 207
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Katie Pentecost added Melanie Martinez

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142 57
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Heart

4
187 89
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Gnarls Barkley

5
223 113
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Ozzy Osbourne

6
103 38
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42 5
Lunatics Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Darby added The Squids

8
63 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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37 5
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Willie1019 added Queen

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184 118
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Green Day

11
157 104
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Talking Heads

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62 27
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86 47
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66 35
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15
69 39
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Fine Young Cannibals

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43 16
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90 58
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Aerosmith

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55 27
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Dustin Rambo Moore added Ozzy Osbourne

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110 76
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Pink Floyd

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59 32
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120 88
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Tears for Fears

22
113 84
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122 93
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94 76
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Cypress Hill

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42 30
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clash1977 added Slade

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62 54
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

27
59 58
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55 55
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37 34
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52 52
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Patsy Cline

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51 56
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48 63
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Suicidal Tendencies

33
12 15
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Andrew Hastings added Fiona Apple

34
1 0
I Go Crazy - Paul Davis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Dean Ferguson added

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40 54
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The Black Keys

36
0 1
Go Insane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Being Crazy
Dean Ferguson added

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35 52
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System of a Down

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30 45
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Buckcherry

39
23 35
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Van Morrison

40
20 31
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Warren Zevon

41
24 37
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Ramones

42
32 49
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Guns N' Roses

43
33 51
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9 16
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11 19
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Blue Öyster Cult

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11 19
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13 22
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Ted Nugent

48
13 22
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19 31
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Ozzy Osbourne

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19 31
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The Rolling Stones