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23-05-2006
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Gnarls Barkley
the first single from the debut gnarls barkley (cee-lo and danger mouse) record, "crazy," was the first single ever in history to top the UK top 10 charts based on internet download sales alone!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4870150.stm

the song, incidentally, is amazing a huge summer hit, i think.

here is the wiki entry for gnarls barkley.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnarls_Barkley



image from wikipedia as well.

and here is the video for "crazy," from youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyyVl...arls%20barkley

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We all loved this song in the office until everyone OVERPLAYED it to death. The album is supposed to be amazing though.

There's a really good article on them in an old Observer magazine I have on my desk - might scan later! They come across as complete loons....!

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the rest of the album IS amazing - i'm not as crazy about crazy as i am about the rest of it...i'd say 90% of it is awesome.

i don't think they take themselves too seriously..here's a picture of them as an homage to "clockwork orange" from wiki.



a lot of people are comparing them to outkast, but i really see no comparison at all.

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I have heard the 'Crazy' song too many times now, and I did like it at first. .
They've been Number 1 for about 10 weeks with it.

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such is the way of the number 1 hit!

it hasn't really been around in north america/canada for that long, so it hasn't been "played out" yet. plus, i don't listen to commercial radio or watch mtv/much music etc, so i only hear it when i feel like listening to it, so it hasn't reached that level of annoyance yet. i made sure that "hey ya" didn't reach that level so that i would still like listening to it years later

the whole album is pretty strong, i think. namely, "smiley faces" has a really good retro feeling to it, and "just a thought" has really good breaks and drum beats. PLUS they cover a violent femmes song, very well i think!

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"Crazy" is better than most of the crap ends up being a #1 hit. But I don't love it.
Their popularity definitely has not exploded here in the U.S.(yet) I havent heard this song being played a lot, but I wouldn't really know b/c I avoid commecial radio. They just played a show here last night, at a venue thats not that big, but I didnt go.

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23-05-2006
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I remember first hearing Crazy and liking how fresh is sounded. But being at number one for so long has made it irritate the hell out of me now.

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I think the song and video are both very good! It hasen't been overplayed where I am yet so I can still enjoy it...

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I personally like 'Crazy' a lot; it is a nice departure from the usual stuff on the radio, and I love how you can't really classify them. Cee-lo is a really great vocalist, which is somewhat of a rarity with rappers.

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I was incredibly skeptical at first, but I it!

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I like the song. I'm not tired of it yet. I saw the video a couple of times. :p

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I never thought that "the fat guy from GoodieMob" would turn out something so good.."Crazy" is about quickly reaching "overplayed" status here in the States, but from what I heard on their myspace page, they seem to have some choice cuts on their album..Love them!

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something new. something fresh. something I enjoy a lot.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by playwithJoycee
something new. something fresh. something I enjoy a lot.
So true.

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I like Smiley Faces a lot

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