Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley is a musical project of the U.S. hip-hop producer Danger Mouse and singer Cee- Lo Green ( of Goodie Mob member ). It was founded in Georgia in 2005. The band's name is a play on words and is derived ( German about: growl ) from the English verb "to gnarl " and the name of the basketball legend Charles Barkley, who has a visual similarity to Cee -Lo, from.


Coinciding with the first joint single Crazy landed both an international hit. It was first choice for several DJs in the BBC 'Record of the week and finally used as a jingle for the show of Zane Lowe, the flagship evening program on BBC Radio 1. Beginning of April 2006, a week before the release as a single, the song debuted at # 1 on the UK charts. Crazy was the first title that it (shortly after the change of the corresponding Charts rule) only was able to create on the basis of downloads at the top of the UK singles charts. On September 1, 2006, she received the MTV Video Music Award in 2006 for her hit Crazy twice: for Best Direction In A Video and Best Editing In A Video.

The debut album by Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere, was released in Germany on 26 May 2006. On May 29, Danger Mouse and Cee -Lo announced a maxi CD of Crazy in England immediately to withdraw from the market. For the British newspaper the Daily Mirror they said, asked about the reasons, they fear that the people of the songs could be tired. Addition, we wanted to concentrate on the second single smiley faces that appeared on July 17.

On 4 April 2008 the successor of The Odd Couple appeared, but was commercially less attention. The first single was Run ( I'm a Natural Disaster ).



  • 2006: St. Elsewhere
  • 2008: The Odd Couple


  • 2006: Crazy
  • 2006: Smiley Faces
  • 2006: Who Cares? / Gone Daddy Gone
  • 2008: Run
  • 2008: Going On
  • 2008: Who's Gonna Save My Soul