♫ Crazy For You ♫

I am not and never have been a Madonna fan.  However, she has done a few songs that I like, and Crazy for You happens to be one of them.  A few minutes ago, I was folding towels and this one just popped into my head and refused to leave.  Well, you know what I do when that happens, right?  I bring the song to you guys and plant it in your heads so that I can sleep in peace tonight!

This song, released in March 1985, was written by John Bettis and Jon Lind.  It is from the soundtrack album to the film Vision Quest, which I have neither seen nor heard of!  I am a cultural throwback, I do believe.  It earned Madonna her first Grammy Award nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category in 1986. The song became Madonna’s second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top position in the charts of Australia and Canada as well. It also peaked at number two in Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, where it was released twice, once in 1985 and again in 1991.

According to SongFacts …

This was recorded for the soundtrack to the wrestling film Vision Quest, which also featured a guest appearance by Madonna herself, who played a singer at a local restaurant. After the success of this song, the film was renamed Crazy For You in some European countries to capitalize on the song’s popularity.

Crazy for You
Madonna

Swaying room as the music starts
Strangers making the most of the dark
Two by two their bodies become one

I see you through the smokey air
Can’t you feel the weight of my stare
You’re so close but still a world away
What I’m dying to say, is that

I’m crazy for you
Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true
I never wanted anyone like this
It’s all brand new
You’ll feel it in my kiss
I’m crazy for you, crazy for you

Trying hard to control my heart
I walk over to where you are
Eye to eye we need no words at all

Slowly now we begin to move
Every breath I’m deeper into you
Soon we two are standing still in time
If you read my mind, you’ll see

I’m crazy for you
Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true
I never wanted anyone like this
It’s all brand new
You’ll feel it in my kiss
You’ll feel it in my kiss
Because I’m crazy for you
Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true
I never wanted anyone like this
It’s all brand new
You’ll feel it in my kiss
I’m crazy for you
Crazy for you
Crazy for you
Crazy for you

It’s all brand new, I’m crazy for you
And you know it’s true
I’m crazy, crazy for you
It’s all brand new, I’m crazy for you
And you know it’s true
Yeah, I’m crazy for you
Crazy for you, baby

Songwriters: John Bettis / Jon Lind
Crazy for You lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

13 thoughts on “♫ Crazy For You ♫

  1. I did, indeed, see Vision Quest when it came out. Typical 80’s music video style but not a bad film. I think they also used this song in Desperately Seeking Susan with Roseanna Arquette. It is my favorite of Madonna’s.

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