Crazy Train (4:49)

Cover of Blizzard of Ozz

From Blizzard of Ozz and 53 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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  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song

    18 Jul 4:22pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Timeless!

    15 Jul 8:32pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia z Gierałtowic

    12 Jul 9:23am Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a metal fan that doesn’t recognize the Prince of Darkness’ first solo single. What makes it so memorable is Randy Rhoads’ incomparable guitar technique, as shown by his use of the full minor scale in the main riff. But let’s not forget his mean guitar solo. Though he’s contributed several other notable riffs to Ozzy’s repertoire, “Crazy Train” remains the Godfather of Heavy Metal’s signature anthem. -- watchmojo

    3 Jul 12:31pm Reply
  • yuri_s_a_n

    a train of nostalgia, that is.

    1 Jul 12:45am Reply
  • sls

    one of the classic riffs of all time

    30 Jun 4:01am Reply
  • gokunirvana

    I forgot how much I love this song.

    21 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • Nafister

    Great song

    30 Mar 2:37pm Reply
  • keule96

    Great Ozzy Song !

    27 Mar 1:10am Reply
  • marjo47

    Classic {2

    22 Mar 3:34pm Reply
  • Adyx71

    ♫ Fantastico !!!♫

    16 Mar 2:07pm Reply
  • yuri_s_a_n

    Gone from Diva Destruction to good ol' Ozzy, lol. Haven't heard this one since my highschool...

    23 Feb 1:26am Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Classic!

    21 Feb 10:10pm Reply
  • yerbyderby

    Much noise about nothing.

    14 Feb 3:44pm Reply
  • PiotrR21

    Great piece!

    8 Feb 6:16pm Reply
  • beckeb00

    I love my mix catalog.. It just went for the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Me" to this. Both are great songs for totally different reasons.

    9 Jan 6:45pm Reply
  • Assedor

    His work as if he tells his listeners that in life there is always a dream. All of his tunes inspired and filled with amazing mood.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DBAJerry

    Never get tired of hearing Randy play this solo.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    OZZY

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dibbs180

    AWESOME!

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
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