For many individuals who’ve witnessed the dawn and rise of heavy metal music, Ozzy Osbourne is a familiar name. He is undoubtedly among the most interesting characters who belonged to this genre of music. His performances with Black Sabbath is still adored by his fans. However, there were many of his solos that have a special place in the hearts of his admirers.
As a solo artist in the 80s, he looked like a ferocious and dark god of heavy metal. Everyone knows that they were all acts, yet they were quite convincing. It was during the television show called ‘The Osbournes’ that everyone came to understand the real Ozzy. His issues with drugs and alcohol surfaced in this show.
Fans began to wonder whether these things were all made up. He has utilized some of the best talents for his performances, and one of them was Randy Castillo. No wonder the legendary drummer stayed with his band for a decade. Here are some of the top songs of Ozzy Osbourne that have always mesmerized his fans:
1. Perry Mason
This song begins in an amazing way and gets better as it progresses. The vocal rhythm of Ozzy on this track is worth listening to. It was released on the album, ‘Ozzmosis’, in 1995. He incorporates a brilliant swing feel on the verse. The writing of John Purdell proved to be a secret weapon in this song.
Purdell had worked with Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, Foreigner, and many other bands before his death. Upon the release of Ozzmosis, many critics put down the album. Despite their criticism, the album was appreciated by fans and Perry Mason became the shining star of the album.
2. Flying High Again
This was one of the best songs in the album ‘Diary of a Madman’. Flying High Again had great chorus and an excellent hook. This album features the fabulous performances of Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Daisley, Randy Rhoads, and Lee Kerslake.
This classic record was messed with during its reissues in 2002 owing to a dispute. The parts of Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley were re-recorded, which left some of the fans truly disappointed.
3. Crazy Train
After all the music that Ozzy Osbourne recorded with ‘Black Sabbath’, he came up with his first debut album. It was called ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and one of its songs, Crazy Train, became his most popular solo song. It is often regarded as his greatest solo work of all time.
‘Blizzard of Ozz’ was released in the UK on the 20th of September 1980. The album was ranked among the 100 greatest metal albums of all time in the list of Rolling Stone.
4. Mama I’m Coming Home
Released as a part of the album ‘No More Tears’ in 1991, this is one of Ozzy’s greatest vocals. No More Tears was Ozzy’s sixth solo album and one of his two best-selling solo albums in North America. Mama I’m Coming Home became a chartbuster and reached the 28th position on Billboard Hot 100. This song was written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, and Lemmy Kilmister who was the bassist of Motorhead.