Crazy Love (Hawk Nelson album)

Crazy Love is the fifth studio album from Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson. It was released on February 8, 2011. It is the last album with lead vocalist Jason Dunn, who left the band in 2012 to pursue a solo career. The album netted a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album at the Juno Awards of 2012.

Crazy Love
A photo of a paper airplane flying on a teal sky with a heart in the background
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2011
Recorded2010–2011
Genrehard rock, pop punk, punk rock, hardcore punk
Length34:52
LabelBEC
ProducerIan Eskelin
Hawk Nelson chronology
Live Life Loud
(2009)
Crazy Love
(2011)
Made
(2013)

Concept and musical styleEdit

At live shows in 2010, the band claimed that Crazy Love will be very fast, and much more of a throwback to their first album Letters to the President. Guitarist Jon Steingard claims on his blog that it's "the most high-energy Hawk Nelson record ever. I'd even cautiously say it's more high-energy than our first album, Letters to the President."[1]

Track listingEdit

Crazy Love track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tally-Ho"Hawk Nelson, Steve Wilson1:39
2."Your Love Is a Mystery"Hawk Nelson3:11
3."Crazy Love"Ian Eskelin, Hawk Nelson, Tony Wood3:41
4."My Next Breath"Jason Ingram, Hawk Nelson3:30
5."We're Alright"Hawk Nelson, Wilson3:03
6."Skeleton"Hawk Nelson, Wilson2:50
7."We Can Change the World"Eskelin, Hawk Nelson3:20
8."One Shot"Ben Glover, Hawk Nelson3:21
9."Fraud"Hawk Nelson, Wilson2:45
10."Joanna"Hawk Nelson, Wilson2:58
11."LAX"Hawk Nelson, Wilson0:57
12."Done Holding On"Hawk Nelson, Wilson3:34
13."Thanks for the Beautiful Memories"Hawk Nelson, Wilson2:43
Total length:34:52

The Light SidesEdit

The Light Sides
 
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2011
GenreAcoustic
LabelBEC

Packaged with Crazy Love is a second disc called "The Light Sides", which features 11 acoustic versions of Hawk Nelson favorites from the band's previous albums. "Stagefright" is not featured on any of Hawk Nelson's previous albums.

Crazy Love additional tracks version
No.TitleOriginal studio recording onLength
1."California"Letters to the President2:26
2."Friend Like That"Hawk Nelson Is My Friend2:50
3."Zero"Smile, It's the End of the World3:28
4."Stagefright" 2:21
5."First Time"Letters to the President2:31
6."You Have What I Need"Hawk Nelson Is My Friend2:36
7."Everything You Ever Wanted"Smile, It's the End of the World4:10
8."Head On Collision"Smile, It's the End of the World3:04
9."Long Ago"Live Life Loud2:54
10."Take Me"Letters to the President3:41
11."36 Days"Letters to the President4:08
Independent album version
No.TitleOriginal studio recording onLength
1."California"Letters to the President2:26
2."Friend Like That"Hawk Nelson Is My Friend2:50
3."Zero"Smile, It's the End of the World3:28
4."My Next Breath"Crazy Love3:36
5."Stagefright" 2:21
6."First Time"Letters to the President2:31
7."You Have What I Need"Hawk Nelson Is My Friend2:36
8."We Can Change the World"Crazy Love3:19
9."Everything You Ever Wanted"Smile, It's the End of the World4:10
10."Head On Collision"Smile, It's the End of the World3:04
11."Long Ago"Live Life Loud2:54
12."Take Me"Letters to the President3:41
13."36 Days"Letters to the President4:08

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Crazy Love
Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 87
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[3] 12
US Top Christian Albums (Billboard)[4] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[5] 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Sidelines: Lemme Lemme Update Ya". jonathansteingard.blogspot.com.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of February 26, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Top Alternative Albums Chart: Week of February 26, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Top Christian Albums Chart: Week of February 26, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Top Rock Albums Chart: Week of February 26, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.