Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy – Sammy Hagar | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#13) & Mainstream Rock (#3); 1983

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Boxing’s loss was music’s gain when Sammy Hagar chose rock ‘n’ roll over the ring. Reportedly it was an Elvis Presley record that convinced young Sammy to avoid his father’s pugilistic path in favor of an artistic life.

Sammy took up with various California garage bands before forming Skinny, later renamed the Sammy Hagar Band. In 1973 Sammy joined Ronnie Montrose in his new endeavor and released two albums before tensions between the two resulted in Hagar’s departure.

A self-titled solo Sammy disc in 1976 kicked off a string of solo albums, released at an average of one per year. After several lackluster efforts, Sammy hit his stride in 1981 with the platinum-selling Standing Hampton and its breakout album radio hit, I’ll Fall In Love Again.

He delivered an even stronger set the following year – Three Lock Box – that yielded the rock and pop smash Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy and another mainstream rock hit in Remember The Heroes.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Keith Olsen

Lyrics Written by:

  • Sammy Hagar