Has anyone in your life been crazy for you?
Well on May 11th 1985, Madonna’s single called, “Crazy for You,” became the number one hit. Sire Records release the song on March 2, 1985; two months later it reached the billboard as a number one hit.
Even before Madonna came out with that single, a lot song titles had the word crazy in it. I’ll give you example of a few songs with that have the crazy title in it, Super Tramp title a song called, “Crazy.”
A crazy thing called Love, from the band Queen, “I’m Crazy for you,” from the late Patsy Cline.
If you never heard the song by Madonna, today’s YouTube video below is shared to you by user name, (Madonna), of the song called, “Crazy for You.”
Madonna was relatively unknown when this song was recorded, as only her first album had been released.
“Crazy for You,” was written by John Bettis and Jon Lind. The lyricist John Bettis has written many notable songs including, “Top Of The World” and “Goodbye to Love” for the Carpenters, “Slow Hand” for The Pointer Sisters and “One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston. Lind co-wrote the #1 hit for Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last.”
When Madonna’s second album called, “Like A Virgin,” was released in November 1984, her popularity soared, but all of her singles up to that point were medium or up-tempo dance songs that didn’t showcase her singing ability. When “Crazy For You” was released in March 1985, the ballad proved that Madonna could handle a challenging song and had singing talent to go along with her image.
In February 1991, a remix of this song by Shep Pettibone, Madonna’s producer of the choice at the time, was re-released in the UK. Again, the song failed to reach the top spot in the UK and peaked at #2.
However its combined sales topped 750,000, making it her best-selling British single to date.
This song earned Madonna her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 1986 ceremony. She lost to Whitney Houston for “Saving All My Love For You.”
During that time, Madonna’s signature look included bleached hair, crucifix jewelry, black jelly bracelets, and fishnet stockings. Jewelry designer and stylist Maripol was Madonna’s stylist, and had a huge role in creating her look, which was emulated by fans known as Madonna-Wannabes.
In lieu of today story, you don’t have to be a Madonna-Wannabe to be crazy for someone, but at least enjoy listening to that song today.
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