51. ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z (2003)

It’s something of an understatement to say that pop music has long been commenting on just how thin the line is between love and madness; statistics that I’ve just made up show that 96.4% of all songs are about this very subject.  Put ‘Crazy’ into Spotify and you’ll probably yield approximately 12 billion results.  ‘Crazy in Love’ is such a monolith of modern pop that I need hardly describe how close it comes to bottling – through those astounding loops of horns, the deranged patina of ‘uh-ohs’, and Beyonce’s desperate assertion that she simply DOESN’T DO THIS – that all-consuming, common-sense-eschewing, all-bets-are-off rush of emotion and desire.

Bonus points:  Antony’s on hand to close the gap between love and madness even further…



4 Responses to “51. ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z (2003)”

  1. i loaf you.

  2. no, just loaf.


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