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92. The closest thing to crazy (Katie Melua)

Katie Melua (image credit), a British singer born in Georgia, rose to fame overnight with her 2003 album Call off the search, which quickly became a triple million seller. The first single drawn from the album, The closest thing to crazy, reached the UK top 10. Delivered in her trademark husky jazzy pop voice, this mesmerizing song is simply beautiful, and it is hard to believe that it is written by her producer Mike Batt, and not a jazz evergreen - which it will certainly turn into in years to come. In 2007, this song was voted in the top10 of all-time favourites by British listeners over 50.

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: not applicable.

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