Nelly Furtado Goes 'Crazy'

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SPIN Staff

During an airing of Jo Whiley's show on BBC Radio, Nelly Furtado sang a folksy, unplugged version of Gnarls Barkley's funky chart-topper, "Crazy." The live performance finds the Portuguese-Canadian songstress whimsically transforming Cee-Lo/Danger Mouse's electro-charged single about going mad into an airy ditty accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, delicate handclaps, and a buttery-voiced backup singer. Furtado's breathy croon evokes a melancholy yearning, making her version much less eccentric than the duo's original, but still just as soulful.

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Nelly Furtado - "Crazy" (Download MP3, via Big Stereo)

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Nelly Furtado's hot video for "Promiscuous" (Windows Media)

Talk: How crazy is Furtado for covering Gnarls Barkley? Or is she crazy smart to cover the huge single? COMMENT

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