Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Alex Worsnip 03/04/2006

Rating: 4/5

Anything involving Danger Mouse tends to be of top-drawer quality, and this collaboration with Cee-lo is absolutely no exception. The whole thing's incredibly tight, with organic bass and a simple yet unbelievably funky drum line underpinning a harmonic base of slinky strings and backing vocals, all topped off with Cee-lo's smooth, soulful vocal. It carries a truly hook-laden melody, with not a second of the song wasted, and the falsetto in the chorus is simply to die for. It's pretty much the most mainstream thing either of them have ever done, but it's just a pop song to die for.