At this stage in her career, Madonna was experiencing Top 10 success everywhere in the world with almost every song she released. She was the biggest female pop star in the planet, and still had no No.1 in the UK, even after the success of Like A Virgin and Material Girl. Her sixth single to be released in the UK was Crazy For You. Again, it wasn't a No.1, but peaked at No.2 in the UK in June 1985 and became her biggest UK hit to date. It spent 15 weeks on the UK chart and was also Madonna's second US No.1.
Crazy For You begins with a beat that is gorgeously melodic and slow. This continues for a while, until Madonna opens the song with the lines, "Swaying room as the music stars, strangers making the most of the dark. Two by two their bodies become one." I think these lyrics are excellent and paint vivid images in the mind, all while provoking memories of a time when you have felt the same as what Madonna is singing about. This first verse carries on, before the first chorus takes over. The second verse then begins with the lyrics, "Trying hard to control my heart, I walk over to where you are. Eye to eye we need no words at all!" Madonna's voice gradually becomes better as the song progresses, and this line is no exception. The song really begins to kick in after this with the second chorus as more variety is added to Madonna's vocal range and the beat becomes all the more dramatic. After this, the song then begins to wind down as Madonna's vocals dwindle and the backing singers take over. The song then bows out in perfect style as Madonna's vocals become lighter and the beat grows quieter, leaving you with a feeling that this is a classic Madonna number that you will never grow tired of hearing.
Crazy For You was the theme to the film Vision Quest. The film was a flop, whereas the song was a huge hit - and over time, it's obvious that the song has become more famous than the film. The video to the song features shots of the couple in the film as Madonna performs the song on stage in a small club, dressed in her iconic trashy look that dominated fashion in the early-1980's. All in all, along with Live To Tell and Take A Bow, Crazy For You is a classic Madonna ballad that grows better with time.