Best Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio Era Songs


The Top Ten

1 Heaven and Hell Heaven and Hell

One of the best Black Sabbath Songs and all because of not only the sound of the guitar but also thanks to Ronnie James Dio's awesome vocals.

So many great songs but this is mind blowing

Absolutely wonderful. Nothing to add, lads.

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2 Children of the Sea 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 Neon Knights

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!

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4 I 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.

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

5 The Sign of the Southern Cross The Sign of the Southern Cross

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!

Very complex and incredibly intense.

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6 Die Young 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!

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7 The Mob Rules The Mob Rules

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

8 Turn Up the Night Turn Up the Night
9 Lady Evil Lady Evil
10 Computer God 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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The Contenders

11 Master of Insanity 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.

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12 Voodoo Voodoo
13 Lonely is the Word Lonely is the Word

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.

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

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14 Wishing Well Wishing Well

Great song! Great lyrics! The best singer!

15 Too Late Too Late
16 Over and Over V 1 Comment
17 Country Girl Country Girl
18 Buried Alive
19 Letters From Earth 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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