“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” by U2

On “Ill Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”, the writer who understands that everything or person has a unique style of doing things, implies that they still need a change in routine once in a while in order to appreciate life.

The singer explains that in order to gain more strength and perspective in life, everyone needs to go through an emotional bout of either sadness or anger; every beautiful person needs to date someone unworthy, and better still everybody needs to experience something unusual that makes them have a better view of life.

He tells his partner to embrace change when it comes, while questioning whether they are going to emerge successful in their attempt. He sees these ‘crazy’ changes as mountains that need to be climbed. In fact, the narrator repeatedly claims that he will actually go crazy if he doesn’t experience a change or shift out of his comfort zone.

Another thing to note is that the writer recognizes that change is usually slow and may not even occur with the current generation but the next. All the same, he is positive that this shift which may look abnormal to others is a necessity for any kind of progress.

This song is centered purely on the need for a change our lives as a crucial ingredient to see progress.

Writing and Production of “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”

U2 (Mullen, Edge, Bono and Clayton) wrote this. Steve Lillywhite and Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am produced it.

Release Date

It is single number 3 and track number 5 from U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” album. And it was released in August of 2009.

Achievements of “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”

U2 reached No.1, No.7 and No.32 with this song in Scotland, Ireland and UK respectively.

The band also received a Grammy nomination with “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” in 2010. The nomination was for “Best Rock Song”. Kings of Leon eventually won it with their song “Use Somebody“.

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