Psycho

Album: Famous (2007)
Charted: 67

Songfacts®:

  • Do crazy people know they're crazy? The singer in this one is wondering if he's a little nuts. While insanity can be a serious topic, this is a fun song that is known for its campy video that pays homage to many famous horror flicks, including Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Poltergeist and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Lead singer Wes Scantlin is driving a car full of teenagers when they encounter a series of classic horror characters. Several celebrities are also incorporated: Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, and Kanye West look-a-likes appear in the video. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alan - Iowa, IA
  • This reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. It was also Puddle of Mudd's first entry in the Hot 100 since "Away From Me " in 1993.
  • Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Seether) produced this rocker.
  • The noted session musician Kenny Aronoff played drums on this track, as he did for their previous single, "Famous." Among the other artists Aronoff has recorded with include The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Bob Seger, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Avril Lavigne.

Comments: 6

  • Zero from The Abyss, NjI'm mentally ill and this is my fav song by this band but I just want to point out that not every person with mental illness is crazy/a psycho, but unfortunately every time someone shoots up a school/mall/movie theater and then it's revealed that the kid/person had mental illness, some people get the wrong idea overgeneralize and mentally ill becomes synonymous w/ crazy. I just wanted to point that out, most of us lead normal lives and are really nice, brilliant people, you wouldn't know if you saw most of on the street/in public place that we were mentally ill. O.K. I'll get off my soapbox now.
  • Dave from Browns Mills, NjIf Wes really wanted to drive his point across (that maybe he/everyone is a little psycho),in addition to showing himself as the crazy mother, he should've been in a padded room with a straight jacket and make it seem like a deja'vu/surreal dream. Just a thought since that would be one thing I would do if I made a video for this song.
  • Marc from Bruno, Mnone of my favorite bands and prolly my favorite song in this band. rediculous good!
  • Monica from West Hartford, CtI seriously love this song MORE
  • Inzain from Moultrie, GaI seriously love this song
  • George from Jackson, Njsounds like hes singing to is alter ego or halucination of a girl.
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