In 1985, I hated this song. Taken from the movie Vision Quest and released at the height of Madonna‘s fame, the song was ceaselessly played on the radio. While I always dug Madonna’s music, this song was overplayed, and i tired of it quickly. Herein lies the problem, though, for songs that get played too much: people get sick of them, and, more importantly, program directors get tired of them, and just because a song is a million seller, if it’s played way too much, don’t expect to hear it once the momentum dies down.
A few months ago, I was in my car, and to my surprise, “Crazy For You” came on. Nearly thirty years later, I can appreciate the beauty of this otherwise beautiful, simple love song.