Australian singles chart:
Mama Weer All Crazee Now entered the Kent charts on 20 November 1972 and peaked at #14. It was #70 on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song was on Slayed? which entered the Kent album charts on 15 January 1973 and was #1 for 6 weeks.
The song was originally titled “My My We’re All Crazy Now”. When Holder and Lea played the song acoustically to manager/producer Chas Chandler for the first time, he thought Holder was singing “mama we’re all crazy now”. The name was then changed accordingly as Holder and Lea felt Chandler’s title was better.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_Weer_All_Crazee_Now
This was originally the work of bassist Jim Lea; it was the first tune he wrote completely on his own. However, his writing partner Noddy Holder was responsible for the lyrics, standing on the stage after a typically boisterous London show and surveying the smashed seating left in the auditorium. “I thought everyone must have been crazy tonight,” he later said.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/slade/mama-weer-all-crazee-now
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