Crazy (Aerosmith song)

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publication 1993
length 5:16 (Album)
4:04 (LP)
Genre (s) Hard rock
Author (s) Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Desmond Child
Award (s) Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ( 1995 )
album Get a grip

Crazy [ ˈkreɪzi ] is a song by the American rock band Aerosmith . The power ballad was written by Steven Tyler , Joe Perry, and composer and producer Desmond Child . It was the last single from the successful studio album Get a Grip from 1993. The single was released in 1994 and reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 , number 7 on the mainstream rock tracks chart and number 3 in Canada. In the UK , Crazy was released as a double A-side along with the song Blind Man and reached number 23. The song also appeared on the compilation Big Ones .

Lyric interpretation

The lyrics of the song are about a woman who comes and goes and whose “crazy nature” makes the narrator himself “crazy”.

Music video

Marty Callner shot the music video , which ran in heavy rotation on MTV in 1994 . The main roles are played by actresses Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler , the singer's 17-year-old daughter. The director cast Liv for the video after seeing her in a commercial for Procter & Gamble .

The music video has a more film-like plot and is about two schoolgirls who skip school and go on a multi-day trip in a Ford Mustang convertible. On the way, the two steal lascivious, underage girls in a gas station, win money at a pole dancing contest in a striptease -bar and seduce a young farmer dipping. The video shows some suggestive sexual scenes that can also be interpreted as lesbian love between the two girls.


From the album Get a Grip , the song reached the second-highest chart position of all single releases. As in the previous year with Livin 'On The Edge , Aerosmith won in 1995 with Crazy the Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal . This was the second Grammy for the Get a Grip album and the third overall for the rock band.

The music video for Crazy was voted number 23 in the Top 100 Music Videos of All Time by VH1 TV .

Individual evidence

  1. Alex Zalben: 20 Years Of 'Crazy': Liv Tyler Looks Back On The Aerosmith Video That Launched Her Career. In: MTV . February 7, 2014, accessed January 4, 2017 .