Madonna "Crazy For You" Split Single (1985)
Madonna "Crazy For You" Split Single (1985)
Madonna "Crazy For You" Split Single (1985)
Geffen Records

Madonna "Crazy For You" Split Single (1985)

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Details: Used 7" single, two songs from the movie "Vision Quest," starring Linda Fiorentino and Matthew Modine. Madonna "Crazy For You," b/w Sammy Hagar "I'll Fall In Love Again," Geffen Records (1985). Corny, but what are you gonna do? Not get it? Totally '80s. This is the Holland press (version) of this single for Europe.

Description: "Crazy for You" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for the film Vision Quest (1985). It was released on March 2, 1985 by Geffen Records as the lead single from the film's soundtrack album. Film producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber, along with music director Phil Ramone, decided to use Madonna after listening to her previous recordings, employing John Bettis and Jon Lind to write the song. After reading the script of the film, Bettis and Lind wrote the song about the situation in which the lead characters meet at a nightclub. Initial recording sessions did not impress Bettis and Lind, and they felt that "Crazy for You" would be dropped from the soundtrack. However, a new version was recorded to their liking.

John "Jellybean" Benitez was the record producer of "Crazy for You", and it was a challenge for him, as previously he was associated with recording dance-pop songs only. Initially, Warner Bros. Records did not want the song to be released as a single, since they believed that it would take away the attention from Madonna's second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). In the end, Peters and Guber convinced Warner officials to greenlight its release. "Crazy for You" ushered a new musical direction for Madonna, as she had not previously released a ballad as a single. The track features instrumentation from snare drums, harp, bass synthesizer, and electric guitar. Lyrically, the song speaks of sexual desire between two lovers and consists of innuendos.

"Crazy for You" received a positive response from music critics and earned Madonna her first Grammy Award nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category. The song became Madonna's second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top of the charts of Australia and Canada. It also peaked at number two in Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, where it was released twice, in 1985 and 1991. Madonna has performed "Crazy for You" during The Virgin Tour in 1985, Re-Invention World Tour in 2004, and in some dates of Rebel Heart Tour in 2016. The performance from The Virgin Tour was included in the home video release on VHS and LaserDisc. "Crazy for You" has been covered by a number of artists.

Grade: VG (Cover) / VG+ (Record)


A1. Crazy For You (Madonna)


B1. I'll Fall In Love Again (Sammy Hagar)