Ten Covers of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," Including The Voice's Version

An all-star "Crazy" rendition is definitely not the first time Cee Lo has benevolently shared his superior songs with other vocalists -- you're welcome, Gwyneth -- but a wise way to promote his new talent show, The Voice. Who knows, we might even watch it.

The infectious Gnarls Barkley hit could have a serious resurgence with rugged country star Blake Shelton, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine (who has covered it before), and Christina Aguilera joining forces for the vocal gymnastics, but on the down side, it's probably going to open the door for contestants on the show to sing it too. We'll find out for sure when the show premieres Tuesday on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. In the meantime, here are ten versions of "Crazy" that might measure up to the original, crazy as that might sound.

Here's the new version of Cee Lo, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton wailing away:

A few dudes take a try.

Ray LaMontagne's scratchy acoustic version:

The Kooks, acoustically, but more British:

A lot more divas do too.

Australian jazz singer Katie Noonan:


Nelly Furtado:

Cat Power's artful piano turn:

Beyonce, in the middle of "Crazy in Love":

And the instrumentalists.

Here's a guy playing a violin along with the backing track and it's unclear why this is so popular:

...especially when you consider the work this guy did to play it on a theramin:

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