Can you believe that seminal daytime talker The View is about to enter its 20th season? Where did the time go? Such a milestone of course deserves something extra special, so the folks at the show decided to add a dash of royalty to the daily proceedings by having reigning Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige record a new, Diane Warren-penned theme song titled “World’s Gone Crazy” for the new season. They also decided to do us one better and give us a full-out music video to mark the occasion.
As far as talk show themes go, “World’s Gone Crazy” isn’t necessarily breaking the mold, with its power pop sensibility and big, sing-along chorus. However, with Mary at the helm, the song gets an added dose of soul as the singer belts over the buzzing guitars and trap-light drums. The song’s accompanying video (because why wouldn’t this have a video), however, brings some much needed fun to proceedings. Set up under the premise that show leader Whoopi Goldberg is pitching a video treatment to MJB, it’s really just an excuse to get all of the other co-hosts — Raven-Symoné, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and Candace Cameron-Bure — to dance, lip synch, fling their hair and be wild and raucous while Mary sings and vamps in a grey fur top and knee-high grey boots. Alright then, Muva Blige!
Mary is set to appear on The View during its season-opening week to perform the song — and probably discuss her recent divorce — with the ladies. Until then, you can see the video for “World’s Gone Crazy” below.