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Crazier

Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack | 2009

“Crazier” is a song Taylor co-wrote with Robert Ellis Orrall when she was 13 years old, making it one of her oldest songs to ever be released. In 2008, Taylor recorded and produced it together with Nathan Chapman. It was featured in the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie.
“Crazier” is a relaxed ballad with country qualities and lyrics that describe being in love. Taylor performed the song as herself during a cameo in the Hannah Montana: The Movie; this scene was taken from the film and released as a music video for “Crazier”. The song was premiered on Radio Disney and Disney Channel, the latter promoting the home release of the film.

Critical Reception

“Crazier” was praised by critics, many of whom named it the best song on the soundtrack. Warren Truitt of About.com complimented Taylor’s “chim[ing]” in the ballad. Heather Phares of Allmusic praised the track, calling it “the best song on Hannah Montana: The Movie“. She complimented it for being “more genuine, more effortless, than any of [Cyrus’] or Hannah’s tracks”. James Berardinelli agreed, stating, “Arguably, the movie’s biggest mistake is having Taylor Swift perform a song, since she can sing and the comparison is not flattering to the movie’s star.” Peter Hartlaub of The San Francisco Chronicle believed that Taylor’s cameo was enjoyable, but also called it a mistake on the part of the filmmakers, explaining “Swift is so talented that she makes Cyrus seem bland by comparison.” Perry Seibert from TV Guide wrote, “when genuine teen star Taylor Swift shows up to perform […] she demonstrates all the spontaneity and authenticity that Miley Cyrus lacks.”

Commercial Performance

Digital downloads of “Crazier” began immediately after the soundtrack’s release on March 23, 2009, and led to commercial success in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Its highest international peak was at No. 17 on the United States chart, the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve never gone with the wind, just let it flow
Let it take me where it wants to go
‘Til you opened the door, there’s so much more
I’ve never seen it before

[Pre-chorus 1]
I was trying to fly but I couldn’t find wings
But you came along and you changed everything

[Chorus]
You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I’m falling and I’m lost in your eyes
You make me crazier crazier crazier

[Verse 2]
I watched from a distance as you made life your own
Every sky was your own kind of blue
And I wanted to know how that would feel
And you made it so real

[Pre-chorus 2]
You showed me something that I couldn’t see
You opened my eyes and you made me believe

[Chorus]
You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I’m falling and I’m lost in your eyes
You make me crazier,crazier,crazier oh

[Bridge]
Baby you showed me what livin’ is for
I don’t wanna hide anymore

[Chorus]
You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier crazier
Feels like I’m falling and I’m, I’m lost in your eyes
You make me crazier, crazier, crazier
Crazier, crazier

General Information
ReleasedMarch 20, 2009
Written2002
Recorded2008
GenreCountry
Length3:12
LabelWalt Disney
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Robert Ellis Orrall
ProducersNathan Chapman
Taylor Swift
Single Certification
Music Video
Official Audio
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