People Are Crazy

Album: Little Bit of Everything (2008)
Charted: 27

Songfacts®:

  • Currington explained to AOL why he recorded this Country-Rock number, which was written by Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones. Said Currington: "Just the title alone, when I was pitched this song, I was sure at that point that I was going to record it, I didn't care how it sounded. I just loved the title. I couldn't wait to put it in my truck and listen to it. I remember when I popped it in, and from the first verse to the first chorus, it just put a big smile on my face. I was like, 'You know, I've been waiting on a song like this for a long time.' I was just thankful that they sent it my way. I just got addicted to the song. I found myself wanting to listen to this song over and over. Carson Chamberlain - the producer I was working with - had heard it too, and we were both in agreement that this had to go on the album so that's kinda how this song got chosen. It's just a words-of-wisdom kind of song. It's got a laid-back melody that just puts you in that happy zone."
  • This was Currington's third #1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart. His previous chart-toppers were "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" in December 2005-January 2006 and "Good Directions" in May and June 2007.
  • Currington finishes off this song with a whistle solo that makes one wonder if he'd been listening to Guns N' Roses' "Patience."
  • The first time Currington heard this song, he wanted to record it. However when he inquired he was told to get into line as a number of A-list artists including George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson were also interested. He explained to the Associated Press: "My friend said, 'That song has already been recorded and 10 people are waiting in line who want to record it, so don't even worry about it." A month later, Currington enquired about the song one last time. His persistence paid off as this time he was given the green light to record it.
  • This was the #1 song of the year on the 2009 Canadian Country Singles chart.
  • The song was birthed during a ride that Troy Jones took in his Alabama home state. He recalled to The Boot that as he was driving he "was trying to think of three things you can't argue with." Jones came up with "God is great; beer is good; people are crazy."

    Once he'd returned to the house, Jones got his guitar out and wrote several lines that ended up being the first verse of "People Are Crazy."

    Jones had his first writing session with Bobby Braddock booked in for the following week, so he held onto the lyrics and melody. When he played what he'd come up with, the legendary songwriter responded positively and together they completed the song.
  • It was Braddock who came up with the idea to make the old guy a millionaire and leave all his money to "some guy he barely knew" instead of his own kids. Jones admitted: "I wasn't too sure about that idea, but I figured if you can't trust Bobby with your song, who can you trust?"

Comments: 7

  • Greg Smith from Panama City, Fl.A very awesome song and I very much relate to this number. And the best part was the Old Man was a Millionary!! So Cool, keep um coming buddy, your music twist mine & my wife Lynn's ears!!!
  • Faith from AkI love this song, it's so simple and easy to listen to.
  • Scott from Horseheads, NyLori, if you listened more closely (or read the lyrics) you'd know the line goes "front page obituary/He was a millionaire/he gave his fortune to/some guy he barely knew
  • Bry from Dayton, OhI love the crap out of this song. I am from Ohio and had the opportunity to live in Colorado Springs for 2 years, after relocating back to Ohio from such a beautiful city and State, I can't get over the line " What brings you to Ohio ..Damned If I know" LMAO!!
  • Lori from St. Jacob, IlI have a real problem with the line "He was a millionaire-y." Seriously? Its dumb.
  • Breanna from Henderson, NvThis is a great song! I love the title alone, the first time I heard it I laughed and thought it was brillant.
  • Chandler from You Dont Need To Know, Tnbasically about he met this man at the bar and they were talking all night about all kinds of things then he left and never saw the man again then a sunny day he saw the man face in the bitchery(list of dead people) and the guy left his millions to some guy he barley knew and his kids were mad cause i guess they were snobby and didnt deserve it and thought the guy he barley knew deserved it and he prayed at his grave and put a six pack of beer on his grave cause he liked to drink just listen to the song and you'll get it =) its a great song
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