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Everybody's Crazy

Everybody's Crazy
Studio album by Michael Bolton
Released March 1985
Recorded 1984-85
Genre Hard rock, Glam metal
Length 37:19
Label Columbia
Producer Neil Kernon
Randy Goodrum (track 6 only)
Michael Bolton chronology
Michael Bolton
Everybody's Crazy
The Hunger

Everybody's Crazy is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Michael Bolton. The melodic hard rock album was released in 1985 by Columbia Records.

The lead guitarist on the album is Bruce Kulick, later of KISS fame. The title track was a minor hit on hard rock radio stations, and was also featured in the 1986 movie Back to School. It was reissued overseas in the mid-1990s with a then-current photo on the cover. The album was reissued on February 25, 2008 by Rock Candy Records, UK on CD with a 12-page full colour booklet with original and new artwork.


  • Background 1
  • Reception 2
  • Track listing 3
  • Personnel 4
  • Music videos 5
  • Cover versions 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Producer Neil Kernon described how he became involved with the album: "Well, I got a call from Michael's manager asking me if I'd be interested. I'd heard "Fools Game" [from his previous album, Michael Bolton] and liked that, so we met and hit it off straight away. Michael was one of the funniest people I've ever met."[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1/5 stars[2]

Reactions to this album have been extremely mixed.

In their retrospective review, AllMusic criticized Everybody's Crazy for muting Bolton's distinctive vocals, remarking that "much of the time he seemed to be fighting to be heard, and when he was, all he had was a mouthful of cliches to offer."[2]

However, many other sources have hailed the album as one of the finest AOR-based/melodic hard rock releases from the 1980s[1][3][4] ("references" here are just a few examples). The album has an average rating of 88/100 on the hard rock/AOR database Heavy Harmonies.[4]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Save Our Love"   Michael Bolton, Mark Mangold 4:05
2. "Everybody's Crazy"   Bolton 4:42
3. "Can't Turn It Off"   Bolton, Mangold 4:00
4. "Call My Name"   Bolton, Mark Radice 4:15
5. "Everytime"   Bolton, Mangold 3:45
6. "Desperate Heart"   Bolton, Randy Goodrum 4:00
7. "Start Breaking My Heart"   Bolton, Radice 4:35
8. "You Don't Want Me Bad Enough"   Bolton 3:49
9. "Don't Tell Me It's Over"   Bolton, Jan Mullaney 4:01
Total length:


Credits per.[5]

Music videos

Year Video Director Producer Production Company Label Personnel Featured In
1985 "Everybody's Crazy"(Michael Bolton) Wayne Isham Curt Marvis The New Company CBS/Columbia Michael Bolton (vocals), Kevin Reyes (guitar), (bass), (drums) MTV standard rotation 1985-1987, Rodney Dangerfield's 1986 movie 'Back to School', and MTV's Beavis & Butthead Episode 142 "Green Thumbs" October 11, 1995

Cover versions


  1. ^ a b Interview with the album's producer, Neil Kernon Retrieved 12-02-2007.
  2. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Everybody's Crazy - Michael Bolton". AllMusic. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Acclaim the album has received Retrieved 12-02-2007.
  4. ^ a b Everybody's CrazyHeavy Harmonies entry for Retrieved 12-02-2007.
  5. ^
  6. ^ (2008 reissue) @Discogs.comEverybody's CrazyMichael Bolton- Retrieved 4-18-2014.
  7. ^ legendary drummer?" discussion@melodicrock.comEverybody's Crazy"Re: Bolton's Retrieved 4-18-2014.

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