20 Songs About Crazy Women

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Written By Julia Mehalko

Julia is a music journalist with a passion for retro songs. She holds a degree in journalism from University of Nevada.

Crazy ex-girlfriends have long been talked about in pop culture and songs, by both men and women. In this article, we detail 20 great songs that delve into the complexities of relationships with so-called crazy women.

These songs listed below are from the perspective of the “crazy” women themselves, as well as from the men who have had the experience of dating them! As a result, these songs offer a unique and engaging look at the potentially unstable behavior love can inspire!

1. “Crazy Women” by LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes’ 2011 song “Crazy Women” is the first up on our list. In this song, Rimes talks about different “Crazy Women” and the things they’ve done to their boyfriends and husbands. However, Rimes takes the side of these so-called crazy ladies, instead saying they were driven to this point by their partners!

She sings the chorus, “Crazy women, ex-wives and old girlfriends / Keep their crazy hidden ’til they’re pushed off the deep end / Oh yeah, God forgive ’em, they weren’t born like this / Oh no, crazy women are made by crazy men.”

2. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” by Miranda Lambert

In Miranda Lambert’s 2007 song “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, which appears on her album of the same name, Lambert calls herself a crazy ex. Lambert stalks her ex-boyfriend to see him with his new girlfriend — and then causes a scene at a bar.

However, Lambert knows she’s a crazy ex in this song. And she doesn’t try to hide it! When talking about this man’s new girlfriend, Lambert sings the lyrics, “She didn’t think I’d show up here / I’m a crazy ex-girlfriend.”

3. “Heartbreaker” by Bad Suns

Bad Suns’ 2016 song “Heartbreaker” is a great song about a toxic relationship that the singer knows he should leave. However, he always seems to find himself coming back to this girl. Though he doesn’t outright call her crazy, the lyrics insinuate as such, especially when he calls her “taxing”.

Elsewhere in the song, the singer also expresses his desire to be with her again, even though he knows he shouldn’t, singing, “Heartbreaker / I should probably go / Tell me something I don’t already know.”

4. “Bad Girlfriend” by Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie released “Bad Girlfriend” on her 2018 album Speak Your Mind. This song is also a great song that details a woman singing from the point of view of a crazy woman. In this song, she sings, “Your friends keep on telling you to leave me ’cause I’m crazy.”

The entire song isn’t about how bad of an ex Anne-Marie is — it’s about how bad of a current girlfriend she is! However, even though she does all of these bad things to her boyfriend, he doesn’t end up leaving her. He takes her for who she is — flaws, craziness, and all.

5. “(One of Those) Crazy Girls” by Paramore

Paramore’s 2013 song “(One of Those) Crazy Girls” is also about crazy women! Singer Hayley Williams sings from the point of view of a woman who has just experienced a hard breakup — and it’s made her crazy as a result.

Williams narrates that she needs to see her ex no matter what, singing, “If you don’t answer I’ll just use the key that I copied / ‘Cause I really need to see you.”

6. “Psychotic Girl” by The Black Keys

In The Black Keys’ 2008 song “Psychotic Girl”, the band sings about a crazy girl they get involved with. The singer explains that he saw what this girl did to her ex. However, he ended up still pursuing her to be in a relationship — and he later ends up regretting it.

In this song, the singer explains that this girl is crazy. But this song is also a great example of a story of a woman doing a man wrong! He sings, “I thought you would change, but I should have known / You would play nice for a time and then you do me wrong.”

7. “mad woman” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s 2020 song “mad woman” is one of the only songs on this list that isn’t about a woman going crazy in a romantic relationship. Instead, Swift details issues she’s had with people in her past — and this could be read as friendly or romantic relationships, depending on the listener!

Swift explains, much like other songs on this list, that many women go crazy or mad because of how others treat them. She sings the lyrics, “And there’s nothing like a mad woman / What a shame she went mad / No one likes a mad woman / You made her like that.”

8. “Crazy” by Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline’s old yet iconic song “Crazy”, which she released on her 1961 album Showcase, follows Cline as she explains how she’s gone crazy in a romantic relationship. Cline sings that she knew her partner wouldn’t stay with her forever. However, she’s still disappointed that they left her.

She sings, “Crazy, for thinking that my love could hold you / I’m crazy for trying and crazy for crying / And I’m crazy for loving you.”

9. “Sweet But Psycho” by Ava Max

Ava Max released her song “Sweet But Psycho” as a single in 2018. And this song also has to do with crazy women, if you couldn’t tell from the song title! Throughout this entire song, Ava Max sings about a woman who is crazy, yet sweet, in a romantic relationship.

However, at the end of the song, we learn that this woman has a partner — and this partner is willing to stay with her, even if she is crazy!

10. “Evil Woman” by Electric Light Orchestra

Electric Light Orchestra’s 1975 song “Evil Woman”, which appeared on the band’s album Face the Music, tells the story of a woman who has done a man wrong. The singer explains that he loved this woman — but she’s evil.

The band sings, “Evil woman, how you done me wrong / But now you’re tryin’ to wail a different song / Ha, ha, funny how you broke me up / You made the wine, now you drink the cup.”

11. “Devil Woman” by Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard’s 1976 song “Devil Woman” follows a man who sees a stray cat, then goes to a mystical woman to help with this supposedly bad luck he now has. However, upon meeting this woman, he feels that she has the same eyes as the cat!

Thus, he sings about how this woman is, in reality, a “Devil Woman”. Richard sings the lyrics, “She’s just a devil woman / With evil on her mind / Beware the devil woman / She’s gonna get you.”

12. “Drop Down Mama” by David Crosby

David Crosby’s 1989 song “Drop Down Mama”, which appears on his album Oh Yes I Can, is also about women that Crosby calls evil, rather than crazy. He explains that he’s not looking for a romance. However, that doesn’t stop this woman from coming around.

He sings, “You’re so evil woman / And I know what you mean.”

13. “Evil Woman Blues” by Fleetwood Mac

In Fleetwood Mac’s song “Evil Woman Blues”, the band sings about a crazy ex who did them wrong. The singer explains that this relationship with this woman gave him nothing but trouble, calling her evil in the process. Therefore, he knows that he will never be in a relationship with her again — even if she comes back and tries to reunite with him!

The band sings, “But you are evil woman / You don’t mean me no good at anyway.”

14. “On Top of Old Smokey” by Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte’s old 1962 song “On Top of Old Smokey” details a romantic relationship gone wrong. At first, Belafonte explains that his ex is an evil, crazy woman. However, he then admits that she is the one who left him after causing him so much trouble — and for another man!

Belafonte explains the trouble she is by singing, “Whеn you see her in motion / Evil woman is her name.”

15. “She’s a Mean Woman” by B.B. King

“She’s a Mean Woman” by B.B. King is another great old song about crazy women! This song opens with the lyrics, “I’ve got a mean woman, and she’s always doing me wrong.” Throughout the relatively short song, B.B. King explains how this woman he’s with never treats him right. As a result, she’s both crazy and evil.

16. “Evil Gal Blues” by Ann Richards

Ann Richards sings from the point of view of a narrator who calls herself an evil and crazy woman. Throughout this song, Richards details all the ways she considers herself evil. As a result, this includes her explaining that she’ll empty her partner’s pockets — and make them absolutely miserable!

17. “Love Fever” by Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers released their song “Love Fever” on their 1977 album It’s a Game. This song opens with the lyrics, “Some kind of evil woman is bringing me down now / She don’t understand what I say / She thinks it’s a crime now / She look like Egyptian queen, she drivin’ me crazy / Come on like a Voodoo scene, Samara she take me.”

Throughout the rest of the song, the singer explains that she is some kind of enchantress that has made him crazy. However, he doesn’t contemplate leaving her at all.

18. “Maneater” by Hall and Oates

Hall and Oates’ 1982 song “Maneater” is a great, classic hit song about a woman the singers call crazy and evil. The duo explains to others that they should really avoid this woman at all costs, as she’s a “Maneater”.

They sing, “I wouldn’t if I were you / I know what she can do / She’s deadly, man / She could really rip your world apart / Mind over matter / Ooh, the beauty is there but a beast is in the heart.”

19. “Poison Ivy” by Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers’ 2009 song “Poison Ivy” follows the trio as they detail a past relationship that is still causing problems for them. They compare this relationship to “Poison Ivy”. However, they also explain that everyone involved with this woman will seemingly despise her eventually, as she’s toxic.

They sing, “Everyone’s allergic to poison ivy.”

20. “Psycho Girlfriend” by Jesse James Decker

Finally, the last song on this list of songs about crazy women is “Psycho Girlfriend” by Jesse James Decker! In this 2009 song, Decker sings about how she’s called crazy and psycho by just about everyone. However, the man that she’s with wants to stay with her — even though she causes him so much trouble.

She explains this by singing the lyrics, “Psycho girlfriend / So you say / But you ain’t tryin’ to run away / You keep coming back for more.”