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Encyclopedia > Crazy (Aerosmith song)
"Crazy"
"Crazy" cover
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Get a Grip
B-side(s) "Gotta Love It"
Released 1994
Format Cassette, CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Hard Rock
Length 05:16
Label Geffen
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbairn
Chart positions
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Deuces are Wild" (1994) "Crazy" (1994) "Blind Man" (1994)

"Crazy" is a song performed by rock band Aerosmith and written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child. It is the 5th and final single from Aerosmith's wildly popular 1993 album Get a Grip. It was released as a single in 1994 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Image File history File links Aerosmith_Crazy. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band, which regards itself as Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band.[1] [2] Although they are known as the bad boys from Boston, none of the members are actually from the city. ... Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... 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In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Bruce Fairbairn press photo Bruce Earl Fairbairn (born in Vancouver, Canada on December 30, 1949, died May 17, 1999) was a music producers who was prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, producing songs for bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Loverboy. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! 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Steven Tyler in Be Cool Stephen Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York), better known as Steven Tyler, is the Frontman singer and co-songwriter in the band Aerosmith, formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 1970s. ... Anthony Joseph Joe Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. ... Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 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Contents

Lyrical Interpretation

The song's lyrics are about a woman who comes and goes and is unfaithful, and the woman's "crazy ways" drive the narrator "crazy."


Video

A screenshot of Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler exiting a gas station photobooth in the popular music video for "Crazy"
A screenshot of Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler exiting a gas station photobooth in the popular music video for "Crazy"

The video for the song (which was directed by Marty Callner) received heavy rotation on MTV and was one of the most requested videos of 1994. It featured the 3rd appearance of Alicia Silverstone in the band's videos, as well as the career debut of Steven's then-teenaged daughter Liv Tyler. The decision to cast Liv in the video for "Crazy" was based on the video's creators having seen her in a Pantene commercial, with absolutely no knowledge her father was in the band. The video was very film-like and depicted the two as schoolgirls who skip class and run away, driving off in a black Ford Mustang convertible. The two use their good looks to take advantage of a service station clerk, and needing money, enter an amateur dance competition. The video is noteworthy for its very risque and suggestive sexual scenes, many of which may suggest lesbianism in the characters. The video also shows the similarities in stage moves of Steven Tyler and daughter Liv. In the end, the girls win the amateur dance competition. They continue their joyride the following day, where they encounter a young farmer tilling land in the countryside. They persuade him to join them in their journeys, where they all go for a skinny dip in a lake, and nearly abandon him. The final seconds of the video show the word "Crazy" spelled out in cursive in the cropland by the still-running tractor. Image File history File links Aerosmith-Crazy. ... Image File history File links Aerosmith-Crazy. ... A screenshot of this page being displayed in the Mozilla web browser. ... Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Liv Tyler (born on July 1st, 1977 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York[1]) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the 1998 blockbuster movie Armageddon and for her portrayal of Arwen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003). ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Liv Tyler (born on July 1st, 1977 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York[1]) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the 1998 blockbuster movie Armageddon and for her portrayal of Arwen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003). ... Pantene is a brand of hair care products owned by Procter & Gamble. ... This article is about homosexual women, not inhabitants of the Greek island of Lesbos A lesbian (lowercase L) is a homosexual woman. ...


Success

The song was the 2nd highest chart performance for the band out of all the singles for Get a Grip. The song also earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal in 1994. This was the band's 2nd Grammy win for Get a Grip and 3rd award overall. Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ...


The video for "Crazy" was selected #23 in VH1's Top 100 Music Videos of All Time. VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ...


Legacy

Despite the song bringing much success for the band in the mid 1990s and appearing on a number of compilations including Big Ones, A Little South of Sanity, O, Yeah! The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, and Devil's Got a New Disguise, the band has rarely performed it during their constant touring the past five years. Big Ones, released on November 1, 1994 is one of the many greatest hits albums by the American rock band Aerosmith, this one covering the era from 1987-93. ... A Little South of Sanity is a live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... O, Yeah! The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a greatest hits album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Devils Got a New Disguise is a compilation album by American hard rock band Aerosmith scheduled for release on October 10, 2006. ...

Aerosmith
Steven Tyler | Joe Perry | Brad Whitford | Tom Hamilton | Joey Kramer
Ray Tabano | Jimmy Crespo | Rick Dufay
Discography
Studio albums: Aerosmith | Get Your Wings | Toys in the Attic | Rocks | Draw the Line | Night in the Ruts | Rock in a Hard Place | Done with Mirrors | Permanent Vacation | Pump | Get a Grip | Nine Lives | Just Push Play | Honkin' on Bobo
Live albums: Live! Bootleg | Classics Live I and II | A Little South of Sanity | Rockin' the Joint
Compilations: Aerosmith's Greatest Hits | Gems | Pandora's Box | Big Ones | Box of Fire | Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology | O, Yeah! The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits | Devil's Got a New Disguise - The Very Best of Aerosmith
Singles: "Mama Kin" | "Dream On" | "Same Old Song and Dance" | "Train Kept A-Rollin'" | "Sweet Emotion" | "Last Child" | "Home Tonight" | "Walk This Way"
"Back in the Saddle" | "Draw the Line" | "Kings and Queens" | "Come Together" | "Chip Away the Stone" | "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" | "Lightning Strikes"
"Let the Music Do the Talking" | "Shela" | "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" | "Hangman Jury" | "Angel" | "Rag Doll" | "Love in an Elevator" | "Janie's Got a Gun"
"What it Takes" | "The Other Side" | "F.I.N.E." | "Monkey on My Back" | "Eat the Rich" | "Livin' on the Edge" | "Fever" | "Cryin'" | "Amazing" | "Shut Up and Dance"
"Deuces are Wild" | "Crazy" | "Blind Man" | "Walk on Water" | "Nine Lives" | "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" | "Hole in My Soul" | "Pink" | "Taste of India"
"Full Circle" | "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" | "What Kind of Love Are You On" | "Angel's Eye" | "Jaded" | "Fly Away from Here" | "Sunshine" | "Just Push Play"
"Girls Of Summer" | "Baby, Please Don't Go" | "Devil's Got a New Disguise"
Videography
Videos: Live Texxas Jam '78 | 3 x 5 | Aerosmith Scrapbook | Things That Go Pump in the Night | The Making of Pump | Big Ones You Can Look At | You Gotta Move
Concert tours
Toys in the Attic Tour | Rocks Tour | Draw the Line Tour | Night in the Ruts Tour | Rock in a Hard Place Tour | Back in the Saddle Tour | Permanent Vacation Tour | Pump Tour | Get a Grip Tour | Nine Lives Tour | Just Push Play Tour | Girls of Summer Tour | Rocksimus Maximus Tour | Honkin' on Bobo Tour | Rockin' the Joint Tour | Route of All Evil Tour
Related content
Achievements and Awards | Contributions to Pop Culture | Toxic Twins | The Joe Perry Project | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster | Flaming Moe's | Quest for Fame | Revolution X
Jack Douglas | Bruce Fairbairn | Desmond Child | John Kalodner | Mark Hudson | Jim Vallance | Richie Supa | Tim Collins | Marti Frederiksen
Category:Aerosmith songs | Category:Aerosmith albums | Category:Aerosmith tours

 
 

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