“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 2 did a lot of work in building up the backstory for Jessica and her associates, but no element of that was as much of an earworm as “I Want Your Cray-Cray,” the big pop hit released by Jessica Jones’ best friend Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), years before Jessica Jones began to be anything resembling a hero.
“It’s the most obnoxious song, but it’s hilarious,” creator Melissa Rosenberg told IndieWire recently, and it’s worth admiring how, in the video below, there really is only one lyric.
“I loved shooting that music video,” Rosenberg said. “It was the worst song ever. The point of it was a play on these Disney stars that have their moments as pop stars and their songs are like ‘I throw my hair,’ like one line. One lyric.”
Enhancing this “official” music video is a brilliant callback to the days of Pop-Up Video (in this context, referred to as the non-copyrighted “Flash By Facts”). The on-screen pop-ups reveal details about Trish’s life such as the fact that “‘Snatch and Grab’ was Trish’s first and only big screen role” and that Trish went to rehab four days after the release of this video.
The worst thing about this video release? It’ll get this song stuck in your head, all over again. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 2 is streaming now on Netflix. Watch the music video below.