"Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (1972), Slade's third British chart-topper, was originally the work of bassist Jim Lea -- he told journalist Chris Charlesworth, "It was the first tune I actually wrote completely on my 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 mounds of smashed seating left in the auditorium. "I thought, 'Christ, everyone must have been crazy tonight.'" The song was originally titled "My My We're All Crazy Now" -- the title was changed by manager Chas Chandler; the spelling, of course, was adapted by the band's own traditions. Following in the footsteps of "Take Me Bak 'Ome," it was a full-on adrenalin monster, ear-splittingly loud with its lyrics a raw-throated bellow. Several of the most distinctive parts of the record were virtual ad-libs, including the "mama mama mama yeah" coda at the end. Producer Chas Chandler also opened the song with a howl recorded during some of Holder's vocal exercises. A massive success, "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" entered the U.K. chart at number two, climbing to number one the following week. A chart-topper across Europe, it reached number 76 in the U.S. the following year. A 1984 cover by Quiet Riot made number 51.