23/04/2021: “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

I’m including ‘Crazy Train’ solely because of the brilliant opening guitar riff. The rest of the song is also great, but there’s no denying the strength of that first bewitching hook!

The song represents Osbourne’s resurgence onto the scene as a solo artist, following his departure from Black Sabbath due to some pretty serious substance abuse issues.

It is the lead single from his first solo debut, 1980’s Blizzard of Ozz. Although the song reached silver certification in the UK, in the US it has become a platinum seller.

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