Iron Man (6:25)

Cover of Paranoid

From Paranoid and 121 other releases

“Iron Man” is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their second studio album Paranoid released in 1970. It was later included on their initial greatest hits compilation We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll (1976), as well as all subsequent greatest hits compilations. Many musical acts have recorded cover versions of the song, and the song is frequently used and referenced during sporting events and in television shows and films.

The title of the song was conceived by Ozzy Osbourne. Geezer Butler took to writing the lyrics around the title, but was careful not to make it about the comic book character so as to avoid a copyright infringement lawsuit. Thus making the song telling the story of a vengeful villain instead of a superhero. Nonetheless, instrumental sections of the song were used in the 2008 feature film Iron Man at the beginning of the credits, and in the television commercials.


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  • djsweetlips1971

    They could completely destroy a bunch of younger bands. This rocks so hard and they are old as dirt!!!!!!

    12 Feb 4:47pm Reply
  • DreamyGirl-


    4 Feb 2:16am Reply
  • fafasfafa

    # kreator, metallica, testament, at the gates, death angel, nuclear assault.

    12 Jan 2:13pm Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    This song has reached maximum corn status by now.

    12 Jan 4:48am Reply
  • FAO78

    Iommi and the guitar god Iommi opened new horizons of music in specific rock

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Never somehow cared too much for this song, but hearing the "Born In Hell" version with Gillan (1983), I flipping love it...

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ozandoganbey


    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • djsweetlips1971

    AWESOME AND TOTALLY MENACING. Nobody helps him now he has his revenge.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • wypiek


    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SabbraCaddabra

    This video was filmed in Paris France 1970. One of the greatest Live shows ever recorded !!!

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    Iron Man

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • vinman76

    What can I say that hasn"t been said! I seen the 13 Tour minus Bill Ward ..Still an excellent show!

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • woenney


    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TheRealGrog

    Godfathers of Heavy Metal. So glad I saw the Reunion Tour in the Mid 90's with the original members. Epic!

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • manbourx


    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jibrilcalm

    great !!!!!!!!

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • znieczulenie

    Zdecydowanie moja ulubiona piosenka.

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • tygergurl72

    Iommi!! \\m/

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Laship

    Tony Stark approves this song.

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    The only thing that may have made this song even better is if it was recorded with the same equipment, tunings and recoding gear (real low-fi) as Master of Reality. God, that would have laid waste to mountains and boiled seas...

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
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