Tom Cruise Crazy

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Tom Cruise Crazy
ReleaseThing a Week Three
Length3:41
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.

History

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

Live Performance

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.

"Tom Cruise Crazy" was performed live by Jonathan, Paul, Storm, and Molly (on vocals) in Seattle on April 26, 2008 in a rare quartet performance.

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Availability

Downloads

"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.

CD

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

Other versions

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

Themes

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