All Aboard: Ozzy Osbourne's Biggest Hits

MARCH 01: Ozzy Osbourne, (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
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Heavy metal living legend Ozzy Osbourne turns 72 years old this year. December 3, to be exact. In honor of the Prince of Darkness surviving the many bumps and bruises along the way to this big day, let's take a look back at Ozzy's biggest hits, as determined by the Billboard charts.

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1. "Close My Eyes Forever" (duet with Lita Ford)

Taken from Lita Ford's 1988 solo album, Lita, this is Ozzy's highest-charting song to date. Peaking at #8 on the Hot 100, it's one of only two Top 10 hits in his career.

 

2. "Take What You Want" (2019)

That's right--the second biggest song in Ozzy's career and only his second Top 10 single comes with Post Malone and Travis Scott leading the way. If the song reaches a position higher than #8, it will be Ozzy's most successful song.

 

3. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (1992)

Found on Ozzy's 1991 album, No More Tears, this classic power ballad crashed the Top 40, peaking at #28.

 

4. "I Don't Wanna Stop"

This down and dirty skull-crusher of a track comes with a most appropriate WWE connection, with Ozzy performing it on Friday Night Smackdown that year. It got as high as #61 on the Hot 100.

 

5. "Shot in the Dark"

Taken from Osbourne's 1986 album The Ultimate Sin, "Shot in the Dark" didn't do much damage on the charts, peaking at #68 on the singles chart. The song had quite a run on MTV, though, with a very '80s music video that's increasingly rare to track down. It features Dweezil Zappa and the demonic woman from The Ultimate Sin cover art.

 

BONUS TRACK: "Crazy Train" (1980)

While Ozzy's early solo work didn't impact the singles charts, the music he made on Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman featuring the legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads has gone on to be wildly influential. Songs like "Crazy Train" are a staple at sporting events, and young guitarists still emulate the classical-tinged playing of Rhoads, who was tragically killed in a 1982 plane crash.

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