Tom Cruise Crazy

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Tom Cruise Crazy
ReleaseThing a Week Three
Release date05-19-2005
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"Tom Cruise Crazy", a song on Jonathan Coulton's sixth album, Thing a Week Three, is a lighthearted stroll through the demented world of Tom Cruise.


"Tom Cruise Crazy" was released as the thirty-third Thing a Week on May 19th, 2006.

Live Performance

"Tom Cruise Crazy" is regularly played at Jonathan Coulton concerts. During performances co-billed with Paul and Storm, Jonathan performs "Tom Cruise Crazy" with them. Jonathan performs the lead vocals, accompanied by his guitar, while Paul and Storm snap their fingers on the off-beats. During each chorus, Paul and Storm perform backup vocals as well.

In the third verse of the song, Paul and Storm ad lib between the first few lines of the verse. Although they vary the actual performance from time to time, these ad libs usually include Paul whistling and Storm vocalizing a trombone.

The song was performed live by Jonathan, Paul, Storm, and Molly (on vocals) at the Seattle April 26, 2008, show in a rare quartet performance. This is the only known performance at a JoCo concert where anyone other than Jonathan sang lead vocals for an entire Coulton song.


  • "Tom Cruise Crazy" is listed as a "funny song" on Jonathan Coulton's Listening Suggestions page.
  • Len's Visual Thing a Week merges Tom Cruise with another character well known for insanity and a big smile: Batman villain The Joker.
  • "Tom Cruise Crazy" is now an term...for Great Justice.



"Tom Cruise Crazy" is currently only available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Thing a Week III. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store.


"Thing a Week III" is available for purchase as a CD here.

Other versions

A karaoke version of "Tom Cruise Crazy" is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.


Thing-a-Week Three
1. Madelaine · 2. When You Go · 3. Code Monkey · 4. The Presidents · 5. Just as Long as Me · 6. Till the Money Comes · 7. Tom Cruise Crazy · 8. Famous Blue Raincoat · 9. Soft Rocked By Me · 10. Not About You · 11. Rock and Roll Boy · 12. Drinking With You · 13. Pizza Day
JoCo Looks Back
1. Code Monkey · 2. Ikea · 3. I Feel Fantastic · 4. Mandelbrot Set · 5. Tom Cruise Crazy · 6. Shop Vac · 7. Chiron Beta Prime · 8. I'm Your Moon · 9. My Monkey · 10. Skullcrusher Mountain · 11. I Crush Everything · 12. When You Go · 13. A Talk with George · 14. You Ruined Everything · 15. Creepy Doll · 16. Mr. Fancy Pants · 17. Baby Got Back · 18. First of May · 19. Re: Your Brains · 20. The Future Soon