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Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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Ozzy Osbourne: “Crazy Train”

The Hook: Ozzy says that after being fired from Black Sabbath, knowing that people liked “Crazy Train” was the “best feeling” he ever had.

Album: Blizzard of Ozz

Year: 1980

Writers: Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley

Stats: Peaked at number-nine on the Billboard’s Rock Albums and Top Tracks chart and “bubbled under” the Hot 100, reaching number-109.

Background: Asked what his fans’ response to “Crazy Train” has meant to him, Ozzy Osbourne explains that the positive reaction he got to both that song and “I Don’t Know” from his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, were incredibly important.

Ozzy Osbourne on how important to him it was that people liked “Crazy Train.” OC:…you know. :23

“It was the best feeling I ever had, because after getting fired from Sabbath I was really depressed for a long, long time and I knew ‘Crazy Train’ and ‘I Don’t Know’ were winners. They were the two real strongest tracks on the album for me, for a rock thing. When you write a good song, you don’t know whether anybody else is going to like it. I mean, everybody writes songs that they think are great, but not everybody likes them. So it’s such a nice thing when everybody out there picks up to them, you know.”