Flashback Friday – “Crazy” by Seal

“Oh we’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy…”

Seal (AKA Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) is a British musician with a Nigerian and Brazilian background. Seal has enjoyed a very successful musical career over the last 20 years, and is best known for his Grammy award winning song “Kiss from a Rose.”

In 1991, Seal’s single “Crazy” was released in the U.S., just a few months after it was released in the U.K. I remember loving it from the first time I heard it on Z100 in Portland. The next time I heard it on the radio, I recorded it on a cassette tape and played it on my Walkman over and over. I also recorded the music video off  VH1, along with other songs like “Silent All These Years,” “More Than Words,” and “Faith.

There’s something about Seal’s voice that I totally love. It’s soulful and kinda raspy, and he just soars on the high notes. I’ve also though that he has a very interesting look to him, with all the scars on his face, and just found out that they were caused by Lupus. He’s been married to the German model Heidi Klum for 7 years, but they recently announced their separation.

Isn’t that crazy?

A few years ago, Alanis Morissette covered “Crazy”, and it was almost as good as the original in my opinion. I love the lyrics to “Crazy,” even though I’m pretty sure it’s a drug song.

“And through a fractal on a breaking wall, I see you my friend, and touch your face again. Miracles will happen as we trip. But we’re never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy.”

I’d embed the video into the blog post, but it’s been disabled. But you can watch “Crazy” here. Did anyone else listen to this song on their WalkMan?


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