Album: Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Producer: Anthony Kilhoffer, Mike Dean, Marcè Reazon
St. Vincent's Annie Clark has a pleasantly creepy voice that could add a "weird" flare to any sensible track. Pair Clark's vocals with the mad scientist known as Cudi and the result is "Maniac." Cudi used a sample from St. Vincent's "The Strangers," added Cage to the mix, and the result is mass hysteria. A year later, Cudi used this track as the framework for a short film with the same name directed by Shia LeBeouf. The flick appropriately dropped on Halloween that year.