The Song that Got Away (3)

also written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), crazy.

A while ago, the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday fitted the song Crazy Love, by Van the Man. In fact, I’d thought of using that song myself, but by a reggae artist, and I think I commented as much. Here it is, by a guy called Maxi Priest.

Different types of reggae comes in and out of fashion, just like regular pop music. This one is from a genre called lovers’ rock, in other words, smoochy, smoochy. I used to like that genre as a teen, but haven’t listened to it for years. Parenthood probably knocked all the smooch out of me.

I’m getting quite regular reports from international readers that the videos I post won’t play for them. I’ve raised it with YouTube. If this happens where you are, and you have a minute, would someone mind going to YouTube and searching for “Maxi Priest Crazy Love”, and commenting with the link? And I’ll update the post.

Hmmm…today the WP Block Editor would not let me insert a link into my post, I had to manually write the HTML markup. Cowboys!


  1. She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love. What a great way to start the day. Everybody needs a dose of smoochy-smoochy now and then. Thanks for sharing this version of one of my favorite Van songs. I’d never heard it and I’m grooving to the reggae tempo.

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    • Yeah he was right up there for me in the Eighties. Saw him live, too. I still follow him on FB although I think he is based in the US these days. He still produces music though I haven’t really heard his newer songs. This whole album was a cracker.


    • Actually I quite like ska too. A friend of mine comes from Jamaica and has lived with the music all her life. Some of the kind-of pre-reggae music she shares from the 50s and 60s is phenomenal. These days I am tuned in much more to the political or spiritual songs. I especially didn’t like the DJ music, which just seemed to be nothing more than some guy boasting about how many women he’d had. That era probably put me off contemporary reggae.

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      • I also like a song to have some meaning. Love is a beautiful subject and has inspired people through ages but that is something different to telling how many women he has conquered. That is true. Pre-reggae music from the 50s and the 60s sounds good too!


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