Tom Cruise Crazy
|Tom Cruise Crazy|
|Release||Thing a Week Three|
"Tom Cruise Crazy" was released as the thirty-third Thing a Week on May 19th, 2006.
"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 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.
A karaoke version of "Tom Cruise Crazy" is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.