"I Remember When I lost My Mind" TikTok Song Lyrics And Meaning Explained
The song "I Remember When I Lost My Mind" came from is one such song which is an old classic.
The snippet comes from a song called "Crazy" by the American Soul duo Gnarls Barkley.
Gnarls Barkley is made up of gifted producer Danger Mouse and famed singer-songwriter CeeLo Green.
The duo was active from 2003 to 2010, and in between, they released two albums called St. Elsewhere in 2006 and The Odd Couple in 2008.
However, they are most popular for the titular song, "Crazy" which peaked at number two on the United States Hot 100 and topped the UK Singles Chart.
The success of the song led to them being nominated for Record of the Year at the 2007 Grammy awards, and has since been certified platinum for shipping over a million records.
It also won a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance the same year.
The song was derived from Danger House's desire to create a song inspired by film scores of old Spaghetti Westerns in the same ilk as Ennio Morricone.
The lyrics, however, were inspired by Green and Danger Mouse's conversation about how people don't take an artist seriously unless they are insane.
So, they started joking about different ways they could make people think they were crazy.
Green then took what they talked about and wrote the entire song based on that conversation, and they allegedly recorded the song in one take.
Aside from chart and commercial success, the song has also grown a lot of cultural relevance since it came out.
It has been used in many different movies and television shows, with examples of the former being Birdman, The Big Short, and Boyhood, to name a few, and examples of the latter being Cold Case, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Grey's Anatomy, among others.
And now, more than a decade and a half after its initial release, the song has seen a resurgence in popularity amongst Generation Z audiences who have used the song in various trends.
The two trends that the song has been popular in are the titular "I Remember When I Lost My Mind" challenge and an earlier "Who Do You Think You Are?" challenge which was popular back in the summer of 2020 when TikTok was first blowing up.