Kelly Clarkson covers Aerosmith’s ‘Crazy’ for Kellyoke – Billboard

Kelly Clarkson proved once again on Tuesday (January 18) that her daily Kellyoke segment knows no musical bounds. The singer kicked off the week in style by diving into Aerosmith’s 1994 titanic power ballad, “Crazy,” giving the song a decidedly twangy Texas vibe.

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“I’m going crazy, crazy, baby, I’m going crazy/What can I do, honey/I crave the color blue/I’m losing my mind/Cause I’m going crazy,” he said. she sang on the chorus of the song written by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Songwriters Hall of Fame legend Desmond Child. The track was the final single from Aerosmith’s 11th hit album, have a grip, peaking at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Clarkson’s country pop version came after equally crystal-clear covers of songs made famous by female singers last week, including Sharon Van Etten’s “The End of the World,” Alanis Morissette’s “Hands Clean,” and the rendition Merrilee Rush’s 1995 classic by The Pretenders. “Angel of the morning.”

In addition to being a hit on the charts, Aerosmith’s video for “Crazy” also has its place in rock history. When it was released in 1994, it was extremely popular on MTV thanks to the presence of Tyler’s then 16-year-old daughter, Liv Tyler. Before becoming a well-known actress, the teenager made her visual debut alongside Alicia Silverstone, who completed her video trifecta for the group with the teen remake of the outlaw drama. Thelma and Louise. Aerosmith won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the track.

Watch Clarkson’s “Crazy” cover below.

Kenneth T. Shippee