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Crazy World (Big Trouble song)

"Crazy World" is a song by the American female pop group Big Trouble. It was released as the leading single from the band's debut and only album Big Trouble; the song was released in 1987 within America and the UK, where it peaked at #71 in America for one week but failed to chart in the UK. During 1988, as the band's last release, the song was issued once again in the UK as a Maxi CD Single; the release attempted to follow the minor success of the 1988 single "When the Love Is Good". The CD Single managed to peak at #96 for one week; as a result of the small success for the release, the group dissolved soon after. "Crazy World" was produced by Grammy and Oscar winner Giorgio Moroder, was written by Moroder and songwriting partner Tom Whitlock, who together wrote such songs as Berlin's 1985 smash hit "Take My Breath Away". The duo wrote the Big Trouble album track/single "When the Love Is Good" and the 1987 promotional single "All I Need Is You", featured in the film Over the Top, starring Sylvester Stallone.

The song was recorded with the rest of the band's album at Oasis Recording Studios, North Hollywood, California. It was mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, California; as of 2004 and noted in the official Billboard Magazine, the single itself was the last single written by Moroder to appear on the American Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The single was released on 7" vinyl in America and 12" vinyl in the UK, while an American 7" promotional single was issued; the 7" vinyl featured the album track "Lipstick" as the B-Side, written by David Darling and Brian Reeves, produced by Moroder and Reeves. The American 7" promotional single used the song on both sides of the vinyl; the UK 12" vinyl featured two B-Sides, the album tracks "Say Yes" and "Trains and Boats and Planes". "Say Yes" was written by Darling and Terry Wilson, produced by Moroder and Wilson, while "Trains and Boats and Planes" is a cover of a song released as a hit single in 1965 by American pianist Burt Bacharach. It was written by Bacharach and Hal David, produced by Moroder and Reeves.

The single's 1988 UK Maxi CD issue featured the same track listing as the UK 12" vinyl release. The single's artwork is the same artwork that the band's self-titled album uses, with the only difference being the removal of the "Crazy World" title. A music video was created to promote the single; the video features the band performing the song inside a garage. It was directed by Tony Vanden-Ende. Since being uploaded unofficially on YouTube, the music video has gained 10,000 views since mid-2010. 7" Single"Crazy World" - 3:16 "Lipstick" - 3:167" Single"Crazy World" - 3:17 "Crazy World" - 3:1712 Single"Crazy World" - 3:16 "Say Yes" - 3:32 "Trains and Boats and Planes" - 3:49CD Maxi Single"Crazy World" - 3:16 "Say Yes" - 3:32 "Trains and Boats and Planes" - 3:49 In the New Straits Times issue of March 6, 1988, a review of the album was published. The author Saw Tek Meng spoke of the song, stating "The good news is that Big Trouble don't disgrace themselves or their mentors. Lead singer Bobbie Eakes has not let her Miss Georgia 1983 title get in the way of her vocal abilities and keyboardist Rebecca Ryan, bassist Julia Farey and drummer Suzy Zarow show enough chops on tracks like "When the Love is Good," "Crazy World" and two oldies, "Cool Jerk" and Dionne Warwick's "Trains and Boats and Planes," to indicate they should survive longer than the average female band."

Lead vocals – Bobbie Eakes Bass guitar, backing vocals – Julia Farey Keyboards, backing vocals – Rebecca Ryan Drums, backing vocals – Suzy Zarow Producer of "Crazy World" – Giorgio Moroder Producer of "Lipstick" – Giorgio Moroder, Brian Reeves Producer of "Say Yes" – Giorgio Moroder, Brian Reeves, Terry Wilson Producer of "Trains and Boats and Planes" – Giorgio Moroder, Brian Reeves Writers of "Crazy World" – Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock Writers of "Lipstick" – David Darling, Brian Reeves Writers of "Say Yes" – David Darling, Brian Reeves, Terry Wilson Writers of "Trains and Boats and Planes" – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Jason Ward (naturalist)

Jason Ward is an American naturalist and activist. He is the host of the 2019 TV documentary series Birds of North America produced by Topic.com. Ward was raised in Bronx, New York, he has five siblings. He described seeing a peregrine falcon eating a pigeon when he was 14, one of the events that raised his interest in birds, he moved to Atlanta and worked in a mortgage job. There he learned about the Atlanta Audubon Society, starting joining their bird walks. Eight months he started leading these bird walks, he worked at Zoo Atlanta as an education instructor. He is now a community relations and outreach coordinator for the National Audubon Society. Ward started a bird identification game on Twitter called #TrickyBirdID, he tweets out pictures of participants have to guess what species it is. After the reveal he explains. Through this Twitter game he caught the attention of Anna Holmes, who worked as an editorial director for Topic.com. This led to the series Birds of North America of which the first episode was released on March 17, 2019.

The show features Ward's brother, a birder. The documentary series aims to reach people who might not engage in conservation efforts and learn about natural history—in particular young people, people of color, people who live in cities. Ward aims to share birding as a therapeutic activity for people living in cities. In 2020 Ward was included as one of the'emerging leaders' to save the planet. Ward's favourite bird is the Falco peregrinus. 2019 - The Alongside Wildlife Foundation Outreach Award 2020 - Listed as one of Grist 50 Birds of North America on YouTube Jason Ward on Twitter