“Young & Crazy”
Written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, and Shane McAnally
“Young & Crazy” is like a used car that’s been refurbished by a crack team of mechanics. From a distance, it can look brand new, but get a little closer, and you can see it’s been constructed with spare parts.
An ode to living it up so you have something to look back on when you’re older, it’s borrowing its concept from “Old Enough to Know Better” and its guitar riffs from “You Look Good in My Shirt.” Ballard does his best to sound like a young Gary Allan, but falls short and sound more like a young Andy Griggs.
I also don’t buy into the idea that partying until you drop is a noble endeavor you take on so you can tell your grandkids about it in the future. Seriously. Who tells their grandkids about their youthful days of binge drinking?
You should be taking notes of all the things that are difficult now so you can tell your grandkids how much easier they have it than it was back in your day. That’s what you’re going to be talking about on that front porch forty years from now.
What a pointless record.