Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” was an irresistibly catchy earworm of a song way back in 2006. Singer Joie Tan and producer Teemid decided to dust it off and make us love it all over again. The most notable change on this cover is the general shift from the more funk based producing of Danger Mouse to the EDM style of Teemid. There’s a groovy bassline and thumping beat that wouldn’t be out of place on the original, but handclaps and synths, along with Tan’s partially looped vocals, form a new backbone for the song. Covers are supposed to expand on the original and utilize the new artist’s unique skill set. Well, this track accomplishes both in spades and as much as people might believe that “Crazy” was a near perfect song, this might just be a near perfect cover. Check it out below, you’d be crazy not to.