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"Crazy Train" is the first single from British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, released in 1980. A live version of the song from the album Tribute was also released as a single in 1987 with an accompanying music video. The song was written by Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley.


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The song's main guitar riff has been praised for its use of the full minor scale.[1] It reached 49 on the United Kingdom chart[2] and number nine on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart in 1981.[3] The master ringtone was certified double platinum and had by September 2010 sold 1,750,000 downloads.[4]

The song is one of Osbourne's most well known and recognizable as a solo performer.[5] It was rated 9th greatest guitar solo ever by over 25 million readers of Guitar World magazine.[6] The song was also ranked 9th by VH1 on the list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs[7] and in 2009 it was named the 23rd greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1,[8] the highest placement by a solo artist on the list.

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1980 Studio version

1987 Live version

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"Crazy Train" has been sampled in the following songs:

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