Best Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio Era Songs


The Top Ten

1 Heaven and Hell

I love all Sabbath albums and songs, all their front-men from all their versions - but this song transcends the band and the brilliant album on which it features: not only the best Sabbath song, for me it's the greatest metal song of all time. Always puts me into an existential crisis in a good way. 10/10

Simply great

Best sabbath song ever


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2 Children of the Sea

Just a brilliant song. This has the whole package and showcases the best of both Dio and Sabbath. - Michael Wallace

Rainbow-like song of Black Sabbath. Dio's era begins!


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3 Neon Knights

This is my favourite Black Sabbath song. Faster than many other, yet great songs.

Still is and will always be on of my all time favorite album openers! And what followed after that was nothing short of Godly - PsychoSandman33

Definitely my favorite song of Dio led Black Sabbath! Hard and fast throughout. Gives me chills every time I hear the guitar riffs with Dio's powerful voice. Protectors of the Realm indeed!

The Best Sabbath Song Ever!

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4 I

Brutality and power in Dio's voice, definitely one of the greatest and heaviest Sabbath songs

Dehumanizer is Sabbath's most underrated album. I is, in my opinion, the best song. Period. Heaven and Hell and the whole album Paranoid are overrated, but I don't hate them. Heaven ranks around as my number 4 favorite Sabbath song, while the song Paranoid doesn't even make it to my top 30.

It is a very powerful song great vocals, driving beat, overall a fantastic song from a fantastic group

A fabulous song, full of anger and heavy metal swagger. Michael Wallace.

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5 Turn Up the Night

Love the solo

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6 The Sign of the Southern Cross

The riff is on point

One of the greatest songs ever wrote. It is impossible to not fell the awesomeness of this song as you hear each verse and each chord.

In all honesty Heaven & Hell is the #1 Dio Sabbath song, but this could move up the list a spot or two.

My world stood still the first time I heard this!

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7 The Mob Rules

He could scream like none other, save maybe Halford. Listen to the live version at Radio City Music Hall.

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8 Die Young

This one is definitely among the best Black Sabbath songs in general. Great vocals and lyrics by Ronnie and the music is just amazing - the slow, melodic parts of the song highlight the fast, heavy parts and those simply kick ass. Now this is some aesthetic metal for you! - Moonchild

The best tune with awesome guitar licks on an overall excellent, classic album!

2 great iommi solos

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9 Master of Insanity

I can't say it's my favourite song with Dio but at least I don't agree with its 5th place. It should be in the leading 3. It's powerful, very strange and heavy. Despite the fact Ozzy Osbourne doesn't sing here, it effectively shows us what heavy metal is what real Black Sabbath is. I've fallen in love with it.

Amazing. Amazing riff, superb chorus, great melodic guitar solo. - SoldierOfFortune

The Wanton Song - Led Zeppelin

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10 Country Girl

The guitar riff is one of the best. And sticks in my head all day. Underrated song

Epic riff. So unterrated song...

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The Contenders

11 Computer God

Computer God is one of Sabbath's best songs. It should be in the top 10 of any Sabbath list.


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12 Falling Off the Edge of the World

Should be top 10 ever Black Sabbath, love the ballad start to fast quintessential Sabbath Metal.

Should be top ten, one of their best song with Dio.

My favourite of this album.

In my opinion, this is the best Dio Sabbath song. The melody, the snarling guitar riff (! ), the drums...

Easily my most listened to track.

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13 Wishing Well

Should be number 1! - SoldierOfFortune

Great song! Great lyrics! The best singer!

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14 Lady Evil

She's the queen of the night... - truckturner

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15 Over and Over

Best leads in any SABBATH SONG

16 Lonely is the Word

Very heavy and soulful at the same time.

How is this not in the top ten?! The feeling in Dio's vocals is so... Awesome! And the guitar is so hypnotizing, it sends shudders down anyone's spine. In my eyes, it will always be one of Dio's and Black Sabbath's greatest songs.

Perfect song and lyrics

Best work from Tony Iommy. This song shows us a distinction between Dio's era and Ozzy's years.

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18 TV Crimes

Dio is the best singer! This should at least in first 3.

Should be in first 5. Awesome song with powerful chorus.

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21 The Dark

Ian Gillan Era.

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23 Letters From Earth

Nice catchy rhythm, I love the entire Dehumanizer album, Sabbath and Dio were all doing great at that time and there wasn't a single bad track - PsychoSandman33

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24 Buried Alive

Have you heard how heavy this is? Easily one of Dios best

25 Ear in the Wall

Ridiculously good

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26 The Devil Cried

Underrated. Fantastic story telling and a great song

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27 Keep It Warm UListen to Sample
28 Eternal Idol UListen to Sample
29 Sins of the Father UListen to Sample
30 The Shining UListen to Sample
31 Shadow of the Wind UListen to Sample
32 After All (The Dead)

I love this song

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33 Time Machine UListen to Sample
34 Walk Away UListen to Sample
35 Get a Grip

This is Aerosmith, not Ronnie James Dio.

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37 Cardinal Sin
38 Atom and Evil UListen to Sample
39 Fear
40 Eating the Cannibals UListen to Sample
41 Follow the Tears UListen to Sample
42 Breaking Into Heaven UListen to Sample
43 Zero the Hero UListen to Sample
44 Nightwing Nightwing
45 Headless Cross Headless Cross
46 Cloak and Dagger
47 Kill in the Spirit World
48 When Death Calls When Death Calls
49 Call of the Wild
50 The Sabbath Stones
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