Billboard #1 Hits: #687: ‘She Drives Me Crazy’- Fine Young Cannibals. April 15, 1989. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘She Drives Me Crazy’- Fine Young Cannibals
- Record Company- MCA
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
- Time: 3:48
- B-side: ‘Pull The Sucker Off’
- Album- The Raw And The Cooked
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, New Zealand and Spain.
Fine Young Cannibals a rock trip from Birmingham, England- had 6 Hot 100 singles from 1986-90- with 3 Top 40 hits- two of which went to #1- ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ and ‘Good Thing.’ The bands name was taken from a 1960 movie- All The Fine Young Cannibals. They only recorded two albums- breaking up in 1992.
Good tunes, but a lot of strange looking dudes came out of the UK in those years. Bad haircuts and all.
I really liked their album- I thought they would have a pretty good career- but it came down to a pretty good year 1989 for them.
Distinctive voice. This song is one of those that instantly evokes a certain time and place- I think of painting the interior of a kindergarten wall on one of the times my wife ‘volunteered’ my ‘free hours’ on a precious Saturday. The things Dads get roped in to do… at least the music stuck.
ah man -that has happened to you too!
I remember my roommate blasting this at full volume after he bought a decent amp/turntable!
how did it sound?
Seriously, through his new system it sounded brilliant. It was the days when we all used to buy separates, one by one as we could afford them.
Loved Roland Gift’s voice. Fun fact: Gift played the villainous Xavier St. Cloud in the “Highlander” TV series.
Great album, actually two great albums from them, then out. I haven’t seen ‘Highlander’ but I know the main reason they broke up was Roland wanted to go into acting full-time.
I remember his going into acting- doesn’t appear to be a successful move?
Rarely is for musicians, especially guys I think. Hugh Cornwell quit the Stranglers largely for same reason…how many movies have you seen him in?
This song was such a breath of fresh air compared to what else was on the charts at the time. And despite it hitting Number One, no one else tried to do a “sound-alike” so it really stands alone in music history.