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Maybe I’m Crazy

Gnarls Barkley had a huge — and only — hit in 2006 with Crazy, which spent a crazy nine weeks at the top of the UK hit parade while becoming the all- time biggest selling download of all time. Although it is far from being a terrible record, unlike all nine-weeks-at-number-one records, think Bryan Adams, Mull of Kintyre or Bohemian bloody Rhapsody, it’s sheer popularity made me suspicious of any claim of greatness.

Then I heard this version, posted on a long-forgotten blog and what a record it is, perfectly demonstrating the elusive cover art.

All I know about Alice Russell can be found on Wikipedia, all you need to hear is this record.

Alice Russell :: Crazy

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  1. Mark says:

    Thank you for this, I just bought it from the iTunes Store.

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