This thing called love I just can't handle it This thing called love I must get round to it I ain't ready Crazy little thing called love. This thing this thing called love called love It cries like a baby In a cradle all night It swings woo woo It jives woo woo It shakes all over like a jelly fish I kinda like it Crazy little thing called love. I gotta be cool, relax, get hip! Get on my track's Take a back seat Hitchhike And take a long ride on my motor bike Until I'm ready Crazy little thing called love.
Distributed by Sahamongkol Film International Co. Workpoint Entertainment The story depicts love in the eye of young people who first experience it and how it affects their lives and their inspirations. Nam is a bespectacled, swarthy girl who has a crush on P'Shone also known as Shone , a popular student in her high school, but she feels that he is too handsome for her. Helped by her three friends, Nam follows the advice of the guidebook Nine Recipes of Love , which supposedly has the magical power to win affection from the boy of choice. The nine steps require Nam to beautify herself by switching her glasses with contacts, wearing teeth braces, and whitening her skin, as well as secretly leaving a chocolate cake inside Shone's motorbike, though all of them seems futile in attracting his attention. Nam also has an additional pursuit of going to the United States , where her father works; he promises to Nam and her sister a plane ticket for whoever gets the top grade in school.
When inspiration strikes, sometimes it's best not to overthink things. Fearing that inspiration would escape him as quickly as it had found him, the singer instructed the group rush into the studio to cut the song. In discussing the song with Absolute Radio in , May said the song was "Freddie's tribute to Elvis [Presley] , in a way. He was very fond of Elvis and of Cliff [Richard].
Written by Freddie Mercury in , the track is included on their album The Game , and also appears on the band's compilation album, Greatest Hits in The song peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart in , and became the group's first number-one single on the Billboard Hot in the US in ,  remaining there for four consecutive weeks. Having composed "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on guitar, Mercury played rhythm guitar while performing the song live, which was the first time he played guitar in concert with Queen. I did that on the guitar, which I can't play for nuts, and in one way it was quite a good thing because I was restricted, knowing only a few chords. It's a good discipline because I simply had to write within a small framework. I couldn't work through too many chords and because of that restriction I wrote a good song, I think. The song was written by Mercury as a tribute to Elvis Presley. The entire song was reportedly recorded in less than half an hour although Mack says it was six hours. The music video for the song was filmed at Trillion Studios on 22 September and directed by Dennis De Vallance involving four dancers and a floor of hands.