"Crush" was written by Andy Goldmark, Mark Muller, Berny Cosgrove and Kevin Clark. It was released as the first single from her debut album, Jennifer Paige (1998). "Crush" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains Paige's biggest hit to date, topping the charts in six countries in 1998. The music video for "Crush" was produced by Kati Haberstok and directed by David Hogan.
After Paige recorded "Crush" in April 1998, producer Andy Goldmark immediately took a copy of "Crush" to legendary Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM. .