Crazy (Simple Plan song)

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"Crazy"
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Single by Simple Plan
from the album Still Not Getting Any...
ReleasedOctober 18, 2005
FormatCD single
Recorded2004
GenrePop punk, alternative rock
Length3:38
LabelLava, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Pierre Bouvier, Charles Comeau
Producer(s)Bob Rock
Simple Plan singles chronology
"Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)"
(2005)
"Crazy"
(2005)
"When I'm Gone"
(2007)

"Crazy" is a song by Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released in October 2005 as the fourth single from their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any....

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crazy"
  2. "I'd Do Anything (MTV Singapore)"

Music video[edit]

The video deals with many social problems in modern society, it starts with self-image issues by showing a woman who seems to want to have plastic surgery. Then it shows depression and self-harm with a scarred female teenager writing hateful messages in her journal. With the lines "parents act like it's world war three" there is a shot of a teenage girl sitting on her bed, presumably the child of the fighting parents, it then shows a group of obese people sitting on a beach. There are a few scenes of a child pretending to shoot a screen and being shot himself, presumably a reference to violence in the media and people's desensitization to it. With the words "rich guys driving big SUVs" there is a scene of an older, well dressed couple laughing and drinking together. Immediately after there is a shot of an older homeless man, showing the wealth disparity in society. Other groups shown in the video include veterans, the elderly, and people of colour; the video starts in black and white, but progressively changes to color.

Charts performance[edit]

"Crazy" did not reach the US Billboard Hot 100. The video, however, received acclaim on MTV, it peaked at the #1 position on TRL. The song also became a top 5 hit in Canada, peaking at the #4 position.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 32
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 4
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[1] 15
France (SNEP) 38
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 39
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 105

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200610 into search.

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