You're Driving Me Crazy

You're Driving Me Crazy by The Temperance Seven was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, May 25, 1961 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. A cover version by The Temperance Seven, described as an art school band "who were retro before most of pop was even original," was recorded in 1961, reaching number 1 on the UK Singles Chart that May. Their version is a pastiche on the original, and on 1920s dance band music in general, with Paul McDowell's insincere "whispering" helping to highlight this. Music critic Tom Ewing, writing for Freaky Trigger, concurrently described it as "one of the strangest number ones," "one of the most prescient [number ones]" and "the first meta-pop hit", citing the song's "deliberate, tongue-in-cheek commentary on pop via pop, the world of the dance orchestras pushed flippantly into the TV age," feeling this anticipated Roxy Music and Richard X, but also feeling as many people would have bought the single based on nostalgia as those who bought it due to its cleverness.

You're Driving Me Crazy FAQs

Who sang You're Driving Me Crazy?

You're Driving Me Crazy was performed by The Temperance Seven

What year did You're Driving Me Crazy get to the UK number 1 spot?

You're Driving Me Crazy first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, May 25, 1961

How long was You're Driving Me Crazy at number 1 in the UK?

You're Driving Me Crazy spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.