The Closest Thing To Crazy

Album: The Closest Thing To Crazy (2003)
Charted: 10


  • This song is about a woman who is in love with someone she never imagined would be her husband or boyfriend, yet she gets more happiness from it than any of her more conventional relationships. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was Melua's first single. She's had a great deal of success in Europe, where her second album, Piece By Piece, has sold over 2 million copies.
  • Meluia's producer, Mike Batt, wrote the song 15 years before she recorded it. The Ukrainan-English singer told The Sun October 23, 2008 that she came across the lyrics and said, 'Oooh, what's this one?' Meluia added: "I could tell it had a timelessness to it and that it was a good song - that's the only thing you can ever really tell."

Comments: 3

  • Mike Batt from LondonPlease adjust the wording describing me as "Melua's songwriting collaborator" as we did not collaborate (as writers) on this song. Your statement that I wrote it years before I knew her is accurate. I have indeed collaborated on writing with Katie very occasionally but in the case of this song I was sole writer/producer. [Done. -editor]
  • Marika Abuladze from Kutaisi, GeorgiaShe isn't the Ukrainan-English singer, Katie Melua was born in Georgia, at the age of 8 her family moved to Beldfast, Northern Ireland and then to England.
  • Franziska from Berlin, GermanyThat is one of the most peaceful songs I've ever heard.
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