On January 13th, a cool song called Crazy showed up on my delicious tag fred’spodcast.
I listened to it for a while as it is a really great song, and then forgot about it.
Last night at a fundraiser, my friend Mark said to me, "have you heard the Gnarls Barkley song?"
I remembered it from delicious and said, "yeah, its pretty good".
Mark told me its going nuts on MySpace. He would know because his company Wiredset has built the Infofilter service that monitors the web for hot entertainment and other products that are "going viral". Here is the Infofilter MySpace chart for Gnarls Barkley.
So, I decided to put the song back into rotation. On the way home, I got the latest email blast from Bob Lefsetz. And Bob’s in love with Crazy too.
I smell a hit in the making. You can hear Crazy at MySpace obviously and also on the Gnarls Barkley website.
I’ve had a hard time finding the rest of the record on the Internet. It’s not out until May 9th. Probably the best place to hear the rest of the record is on the Hype Machine where most of the music has shown up from various mp3 blogs.
The highlight for sure is Gnarls Barkley’s cover of the Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone. Awesome!
I am definitely going to get this record when it comes out.
UPDATE: Will Stephens (a reader) pointed me to this story which says that Crazy made it to #1 in the UK charts without ever being released in physical form. Downloads alone made it #1. That’s never happened before. But it will again, and again, and again.