Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen Lyrics


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This thing called love
I just can't handle it
This thing called love
I must get 'round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby), in a cradle all night
It swings (woo), it jives (woo)
Shakes all over like a jellyfish
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to rock and roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat

I gotta be cool, relax
Get hip and get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitchhike
And take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love

Yeah

I gotta be cool, relax
Get hip and get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitchhike
And take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

This thing called love
I just can't handle it
This thing called love
I must get 'round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)




Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)

Overall Meaning

The iconic lyrics of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" express the singer's conflicting emotions about being in love. He characterizes love as a demanding entity that he can't quite get a handle on, but the chorus keeps reeling him back in. He admits that he's not prepared for it but acknowledges that he likes the exciting, dizzying frenzy it brings.


The lyrics are vivid and full of colorful imagery. The singer compares the feeling of love to a crying baby, a swinging and jiving dance, and a shaking jellyfish. These descriptions paint a picture of how the singer's emotions are bouncing all over the place. He likens the object of his affection to a rock and roll-loving, fever-inducing woman who knows how to get under his skin. He's trying to stay cool and collected while navigating the ups and downs of this "crazy little thing called love."


The song is a perfect blend of rockabilly and pop, with a catchy melody that hooks listeners from the start. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is one of the most enduring tracks in Queen's catalog and has become a classic in its own right.


Line by Line Meaning

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
Love is this intense emotion that one can't always explain


It cries (like a baby), in a cradle all night
Love can make one feel vulnerable and sometimes leads to sleepless nights


It swings (woo), it jives (woo)
Love is unpredictable and can take one up and down just like dancing


Shakes all over like a jellyfish
Love can be so intense that it causes physical reactions like shaking


I kinda like it
Despite its craziness, there's something special and appealing about love


There goes my baby
Referring to a significant other, the one that causes these intense emotions


She knows how to rock and roll
This person has a strong presence and makes an impact on one's life


She drives me crazy
This person's effect on one is intense and can be overwhelming


She gives me hot and cold fever
This person's actions can make one feel passionate and alive, but also uncertain and doubtful


She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat
The effect this person has on one is so intense that it can cause physical reactions like sweating


I gotta be cool, relax
To deal with the intensity of love, one has to learn to be calm and collected


Get hip and get on my tracks
One has to be aware and savvy of love's unpredictable movements


Take a back seat, hitchhike
One has to let go and let love take the wheel sometimes


And take a long ride on my motorbike
Embracing love is like an adventurous ride, with ups and downs, but worth it in the end


Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Until one is truly ready for the craziness of love, it's best to take a step back and prepare oneself


Crazy little thing called love
A summary of the song's message that love is an intense, unpredictable, and special emotion that cannot be fully explained




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Written by: Freddie Mercury

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[Chorus]
This thing called love
I just can't handle it
This thing called love
I must get 'round to it, I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

[Verse 1]
A-this thing (This thing)
Called love (Called love)
It cries (Like a baby)
In a cradle all night
It swings (Woo, woo)
It jives (Woo, woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish
Woo, I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

[Bridge]
There goes my baby
She knows how to rock 'n' roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
Then she leaves me in a cool, cool sweat

[Break]

[Verse 2]
I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch-hike
And take a long ride
On my motorbike until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]
Yeah
I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat
Hitch-hike (Ah hum, ah hum)
And take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready (Ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
This thing called love
I just can't handle it
This thing called love
I must get 'round to it
I ain't ready (Ooh ooh ooh ooh)

[Outro]
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah



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@kaythegreat2313

This song is only dedicated to beautiful people here,
That means all of you

@thatsgaybro4512

~ Freddie Mercury 1985

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“Thank u for coming along”

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@@lanaalsrouji1115 on this special, occasion

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Man 'm the biggest fan of queen since 1974 search for fairy fellers master stroke thats my fav song from queen

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@a_ean3

"READEH FREDDEH?!"

- Rogah Taylah, Queen drummah

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