Song of the Day #4,272: ‘You’re Crazy’ – Guns N’ Roses

My theory is that any “great” album has to have at least three great songs. If the rest are ok, and exhibit the same general style as the great ones, the whole album will earn a solid reputation.

Guns N’ Roses 1997 debut, Appetite For Destruction, is a good example. It features an all-time classic in ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and two other greatest hits-worthy tracks in ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City.’ The rest of the songs are entirely forgettable.

Yet Appetite For Destruction is hailed as a classic hard rock album, perhaps even deservedly so. It’s the strength of those three tracks, strung together with lesser songs that have the same driving guitar sound, that give this album its reputation.

By this definition, you have a lot of “great” albums. Now, truly great albums have no more than two or three songs that aren’t essential. That’s a much smaller list.

[Verse 1]
I’ve been looking for a trace
Looking for a heart
Looking for a lover in a world
That’s much too dark

[Chorus 1]
You don’t want my love
You want satisfaction, oh yeah
You don’t need my love
You got to find yourself another piece of the action, yeah

[Verse 2]
Said where you going
What you gonna do
I’ve been looking everywhere
I’ve been looking for you

[Chorus 1]
You don’t want my love
You want satisfaction, I’ve got your satisfaction
You don’t need my love
You got to find yourself another piece of the action

[Chorus 2]
Because you’re crazy, hey hey
You’re fucking crazy, oh my
You know you’re crazy, oh child
I said you’re crazy, ay, ay, yeah
Uh yeah, aow, oh!

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]
Say, boy, where you coming from
Where would you get that point of view
When I was younger
Said I knew someone like you

[Chorus 1]
And they said, “You don’t want my love”
You want to satisfaction
You don’t need my love
You have got to find yourself another piece of the action

[Chorus 2]
‘Cause you’re crazy, hey hey
You’re fucking crazy, oh my
You know you’re crazy, oh child
I said you’re crazy

[Chorus 3]
Oh, you’re crazy
You know you’re crazy
Well, you’re crazy
You know you’re crazy, oh

[Outro]
You know you are
Bring it down
You’re fuckin’ crazy

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,272: ‘You’re Crazy’ – Guns N’ Roses

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    For an album to be either great or truly great for me personally, it has to be a genre of music I enjoy, and this ain’t it. On some objective level though, I understand why those into hard rock/ heavy metal would find this to be great.

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