Jeff Lynne - Doin' That Crazy Thing [Single Version]Details

"[Lynne] made a solo single just for fun (a disco spoof called Doin' That Crazy Thing)."
Bev Bevan (April 10, 1978 Good Times #194)

"...Jeff... started to record Doin' That Crazy Thing / Goin' Down To Rio. Both songs were pure Disco in the dreadful sound people loved to listen to in those days. Jeff had listened to that kind of sound in a disco and wondered if he could do it as good-- or as bad!-- as they did it. He played all the instruments on this record and had a good laugh, when the record totally flopped."
Patrik Guttenbacher, Marc Haines, & Alexander von Petersdorff (1996 Unexpected Messages)


  • Running Time: 3:25
  • Record Date: 1977
  • Record Location: Unknown
  • Written By: Jeff Lynne
  • Produced By: Jeff Lynne
  • Engineered By: Unknown
  • Performed By: Jeff Lynne (guitar, vocals, bass, drums, keyboards)

  • Released On:
    • Doin' That Crazy Thing 7" single (1977 UK Jet UP 36281)
    • Doin' That Crazy Thing 7" single (1977 July USA Jet JT-XW 1072)
    • Doin' That Crazy Thing 7" promo single (1977 July USA Jet JT-XW 1072)
    • Doin' That Crazy Thing 12" single (1977 July USA Jet JT-DW 1072)
    • Doin' That Crazy Thing 7" single (1978 UK Jet S JET 102)
    • A Box Of Their Best LP album (1980 August 7 USA Jet Z4X 36966) [as a bonus one-sided 7" single running at 33 1/3 speed (and stock number AE7 1220); only the early releases of the boxed set had the single]

  • Top UK Chart Position: - Did not chart
  • Top US Chart Position: - Did not chart