Kelly Clarkson Covers Fine Young Cannibals’ ‘She Drives Me Crazy’: Watch – Billboard

Kelly Clarkson’s latest performance at Kellyoke is sure to drive fans of Fine Young Cannibals crazy. For Tuesday’s (January 24) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer and her band Y’all took the stage to cover one of the British pop-rock band’s biggest hits, you guessed it, ” She Drives Me Crazy”.

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The three-time Grammy winner and her in-house band of backup musicians did the late-’80s anthem justice with fluttering synth effects, straightforward electric guitar riffs, and, as usual, Clarkson’s effortless vocals. “She drives me crazy like nobody else,” she sang under neon green and purple lights. “She drives me crazy and I can’t help it.”

Released in 1988, “She Drives Me Crazy” was Fine Young Cannibals’ first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It served as the lead single from the group’s iconic second studio album The Raw & the Cooked (1989), which led the Billboard 200 and spawned the second of the band’s two No. 1 singles: “Good Thing”.

Although the three members of the Cannibals, David Steele, Andy Cox and Roland Gift, broke up in 1992, their musical brand in the late 1980s remains particularly influential for modern artists. “I remember reading an article about Taylor Swift,” David Z, producer of The Raw & The Cooked, told Billboard in 2019. “She was working at the time with Jack Antonoff in New York in 1989.”

“And he said he wanted to do a song like ‘She Drives Me Crazy.’ She said: ‘I really think ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ could be on the radio now. It’s that timeless,’” she continued. “At first I thought it was weird coming from Taylor Swift, but it was really cool. Looks like Fine Young Cannibals got under everyone and they’re still there.”

Watch Kelly Clarkson perform Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy” below:

Source: www.billboard.com