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Let’s Go CRAZY – “Crazy” Songs (with bonus ANIMALS) Songs

Prince and the Revolution started a 2 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Let’s Go Crazy” on this day in 1984, his second US No.1 (his first being “Little Red Corvette” in 1983). 

His song lends the title to today’s playlist, chock full of CRAZY songs!  Where else would you hear Patsy Cline alongside Ozzy Osbourne, or Van Morrison and Gnarls Barkley (aka CeeLo Green), and finishing up with some kind of country crazy???  Here at listentothemusicblog.com, that’s where!  This playlist is so much fun, I’m certain you’ll go crazy for it!  And the hidden gem of the playlist is “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs – such a great song, though “My Kind Of Crazy” by Brantley Gilbert and “Gone Crazy” by Alan Jackson are close runners up.  Crazy good songs!

On this day in 1967, at the Abbey Road Studio in London, The Beatles mixed the song “I Am The Walrus”.  If you’ve ever wondered about its crazy lyrics, John Lennon penned them when learning that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyze the lyrics of Beatles songs.  So he added some lines and verses with nonsense words:

I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun
See how they fly
I’m crying

Sitting on a corn flake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you’ve been a naughty boy
You let your face grow long

I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’joob

Mister City policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row
See how they fly like Lucy in the sky, see how they run
I’m crying, I’m crying
I’m crying, I’m crying

Yellow matter custard
Dripping from a dead dog’s eye
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess
Boy, you’ve been a naughty girl, you let your knickers down

I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’joob

Sitting in an English garden
Waiting for the sun
If the sun don’t come you get a tan
From standing in the English rain

I am the egg man (now good sir)
They are the egg men (a poor man, made tame to fortune’s blows)
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’joob, goo goo goo g’joob (good pity)

Expert, texpert choking smokers
Don’t you think the joker laughs at you (ho ho ho, hee hee hee, hah hah hah)
See how they smile like pigs in a sty, see how they snide
I’m crying

Semolina Pilchard
Climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe

I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’joob, goo goo goo g’joob
Goo goo g’joob, goo goo goo g’joob, goo
Joob, joob, jooba
Jooba, jooba, jooba
Joob, jooba
Joob, jooba

Umpa, umpa, stick it up your jumper (jooba, jooba)
Umpa, umpa, stick it up your jumper
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)
Everybody’s got one (stick it up your jumper)
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)
Everybody’s got one (stick it up your jumper)
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)
Everybody’s got one (stick it up your jumper)
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)
Everybody’s got one (stick it up your jumper)
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)
Everybody’s got one (stick it up your jumper)
Everybody’s got one (umpa, umpa)

Slave
Thou hast slain me
Villain, take my purse
If I ever
Bury my body
The letters which though find’st about me
To Edmund Earl of Gloucester
Seek him out upon the British Party
O untimely death
I know thee well
A serviceable villain, as duteous to the vices of thy mistress 
As badness would desire
What, is is he dead?
Sit you down, Father, rest you

Also on this day in 1956, Bill Haley had 5 songs in the UK Top 30, including “Rock Around The Clock,”, “Rockin’ Through The Rye,” “Saints Rock n’ Roll,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and “See You Later Alligator.”  Fortuitous that “See You Later Alligator” and “I Am The Walrus” both appear in this day in rock, as they both appear in my “ANIMALS” theme playlist, full of songs, well, about animals.  Sounds hokey, but some great songs, with such greats as “Baracuda,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” “Free Bird,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Black Dog,” “When Doves Cry” (Prince again!), “Peace Frog,” “Wild Horses,” “Rock Lobster,” “Octopus’s Garden” (The Beatles again!), “White “Rabbit,” “Eye Of The Tiger,” “Werewolves Of London.” 

The most represented animal?  Not surprisingly dogs, with 13 songs in some shape or form dedicated to our canine companions.  Songs are alphabetical by animal, for ease of finding your favorites in such a long list.  I did include some children’s songs, such as “The Bare Necessities,” “Baby Beluga,” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” but the beautiful part about digital music is if they’re not quite your thing, you can skip songs and advance to the next great song.  Though I think they lighten up the playlist and make it a bit more fun.  A true menagerie of songs.

Comments are not only welcomed but encouraged.  Let’s dialogue about great music.

I hope that this music and my blog truly serve as a “revival: a new presentation of something old,” a springboard to return to the music of your youth, or perhaps to find artists you want to discover anew.  Rediscover the passion of music in your life.

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2 Comments

  1. Mike Mancuso

    Loving this blog my friend. Keep the awesome tracks and info coming…

    • Bill Storo

      Thanks Mike. I’m hoping to eventually inspire some dialogue about the music, tracks perhaps people feel I left off or tracks I should have left off, or connections to some of the songs or themes. But overall I’m hoping that this blog inspires people to reconnect with some amazing music. Maybe I need to consider a Detroit inspired playlist with you as a collaborator, I can handle the Motown, but beyond that I’ll need your assistance and insight!

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