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Paranoid is a song by Black Sabbath that appears on the band’s second album Paranoid. Supposedly, the members of Black Sabbath put together this song in 15 minutes based on a solo by Tony Iommi. This song was only meant to be a “filler”, but became one of Black Sabbath’s most well known songs: the band members were sent back to the studio to record one more song because the record company deemed the album was too short, and planned to quickly record a filler song, but eventually wrote and recorded “Paranoid”. The record company changed the album’s name from War Pigs, as it was originally intended, to Paranoid out of fear of a backlash from supporters of the Vietnam War.

“Paranoid” was released as a single and received regular airplay on mainstream radio. The single, with “The Wizard” on the B-side, was released in the UK in July 1970 and it reached the number 4.

Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne continued to play this song in concert during his career as a solo artist.

“Paranoid” was ranked #34 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 11 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Rolling Stone ranked it #250 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is #1 in the book The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time

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Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind
people think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time
All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

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  • Aika2012

    Paranoid is CULTURE!!!!

    Yesterday 5:21pm Reply
  • abunono

    I still haven't any visitors today!

    13 May 12:02pm Reply
  • speedking1956

    all-time classics

    27 Apr 11:26am Reply
  • MarcsRock3

    sometimes i feel also paranoid..

    18 Apr 4:18pm Reply
  • DdroL

    one of the endless "perfect" sabbath tunes....hard to pick a "best album" for me from these guys

    13 Apr 6:25pm Reply
  • MarcsRock3

    ..love OZZY, with sabbath but most solo..PRINCE of DARKNES!..

    12 Apr 4:43pm Reply
  • samiskywalker

    fucking awesome

    16 Mar 3:29am Reply
  • brianwolfe_3579

    Sweet and simple. Direct and to the point. Excellent.

    5 Mar 10:44pm Reply
  • RudiMystery

    Classic

    4 Mar 9:23am Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    :D

    16 Feb 3:42pm Reply
  • Kremfloete

    The best filler of all time.

    14 Feb 10:11pm Reply
  • Alexey_Narochny

    fucking awesome, man!

    14 Feb 7:53pm Reply
  • Gellies

    Classic and kick-ass <3

    27 Jan 6:30pm Reply
  • marcepanovich

    хорощоу!!!

    22 Jan 6:51pm Reply
  • DreamyGirl-

    love this song! <3

    21 Jan 12:53am Reply
  • Moose7872

    GREAT CLASSIC!!!!!!

    16 Jan 1:09pm Reply
  • su-22-m-4

    Hammer !

    5 Jan 6:36pm Reply
  • LEM0NLiME

    Because Zeppelin never stole anything. [2]

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • YodaSolo

    I love this track

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • kingeorg

    Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind people think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify Can you help me occupy my brain? Oh yeah I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
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