Crazy Train (4:49)

Cover of Blizzard of Ozz

From Blizzard of Ozz and 55 other releases

“Crazy Train” is a heavy metal song written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. It was released in 1980 on the album Blizzard of Ozz. This song was Ozzy Osbourne’s first single as a solo artist after leaving Black Sabbath. The song was recorded live in 1981, and later included on the live album Tribute, released March 19, 1987. The live recording was first released as a single on February 10, 1987. It is also considered by many people to be his best and signature song. It was rated 9th greatest guitar solo ever by over 25 million readers of Guitar World magazine.

Crazy Train was a major hit in both the UK and the USA. The first riff and Randy Rhoads’ guitar solo are often highly praised. It reached 49 on the United Kingdom chart. The song reached number nine on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The master ringtone was certified double platinum on January 29, 2009, when it sold 2,000,000 downloads.

The song was ranked 9th by VH1 on the list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 23rd greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1.


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