Greatest Black Sabbath Songs
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This one and 'looking for today'. Changes is up there too. I prefer paranoid over iron man for the radio-friendly songs, it seems to have more genuine energy.
Come on have you even listen to this song, It cranks. At least the first half!
One of the only songs Ozzy ever wrote
Best vocals by ronnie and the guitar riffs in this song is juz so awesome man it should be in the top ten
Just perfect! Vocal is amazing! Song is a thing of beauty! #1 in my list!
The very best Sabbath Song ever ;-)
#1 for meV 2 Comments
This song isn't like most Sabbath songs, I'm just getting into them and its pretty clear already. Something about Ozzy's voice just gets me, I don't know how to put it into words. A very honest sound.
Great song different to many other black sabbath songs just the way this song was done is amazing
Greatest Black Sabbath ballad ever made a pure pure ballad!
Using piano and less guitar one of the most unique ballads of alla time
Best song everV 5 Comments
Great song covered by pantera. A Moody, spooky and mellow sound with some excellent guitar playing.
One of the only songs I can listen to for hours and hours on end. Pantera cover is possibly even better than Sabbaths too (in my opinion of course)
First I didn't have a clue why this song is at #23. Then I realized every Sabbath song is a gem, can't really discriminate...But this track is one of the brilliant beast...my favorite too
Unexpected for Black Sabbath, this song is haunting and relaxing. My favorite Sabbath song.V 8 Comments
Just hear it! The riff, the vocals, the chorus... But specially: THE LYRICS! - rock2metal
I love the conversational lyrics in this song, the lyrics are asking YOU questions so you feel more involved in the song.
23?!? How? This song is so catchy and has a really soothing beat. I honestly expected this to be at least top 15
Deserves to be much higher... Inside the top 10 for me.V 1 Comment
One word: awesome. What better song to celebrate Sabbath and Ozzy's reunion than one which symbolizes Sabbath's heart itself?
Love this song, huge masterpiece, may not be the best but it deserves to be in the first 10, Ozzy's voice is still awesome, Tony's riffs are still epic, love this song, and all the other songs of the album 13, just great songs like Loner, End Of The Beginning, Live Forever, just great songs, I heard the complete album without skiping any song, very complete, but I loved the most God Is Dead? And Loner
Black Sabbath really surprised me with their new songs: they were just as good as the early ones, especially this one. It's all even though I'm not a huge Sabbath fan, still I'm waiting for the next album and hoping it will be just as great as this one. God Is Dead is the highlight of 13, it's awesome.
Proves that Black Sabbath still has it. - HardRockSamV 17 Comments
Butler and ward at their best with pure metal bass and drums. This influenced sound of maiden, Metallica and in my humble opinion nirvana massively and more than early sabs which is great but prototype. Hole in the sky is finished product and the essence of British metal
Belongs in the Top 10! The Riff and the Drums are awesome, Metallica and Pantera can not be wrong.
I think it's one of their heaviest songs and it has a great groove!V 1 Comment
(I voted for Sign of the Southern Cross) Huh, I'm kinda surprised that out of all the songs on Mob Rules, THIS is the highest ranked. I'd expect either Sign of the Southern Cross, The Mob Rules or Falling Off the Edge of the World to be the top ranked from this album. - rishal21
Apparently the band renamed it "Everywhere Under the Sun", because of the trouble Bill had learning the drum parts, (According to Ozzy's auto-biography. The rhythm is dark, and Ozzy's performance is great.
The riff of this song is amazing for 1972 it sounds like a song you would hear during an epic battle - christangrant
One of greatest song from Sabbath, great riffs from Iomi, nice solo and performing from Ozzy
Epic song with killer rifs, one of my favorites.
One of the first and best epics in metal. Completely destroys Sabbath's mainstream stuff.
This song is way to underrated - Sabbath
One of the greatest songs ever written. - Caleb9000V 3 Comments
Very amazing, very uplifting song. Extremely incredible album. I don't get why this song is so long on the list...?!
There's many great Sabbath songs, but this is their best in my opinion.
Probably my favorite sabbath song.V 1 Comment
Amazing lyrics, riff is beyond phenomenal. This song is extremely under rated, if you haven't already listened to it please do it's a great song.
How has this not been voted for yet, amazing lyrics, amazing song concept and my favorite black sabbath guitar riff.
Truly one of Sabbath's most under-rated masterpieces. This song has everything, and Dio just knocks it out of the park with the vocal work.
This song is where Slayer got their guitar sound from. Can't beat the lyrics. Truly one of Dio's greatest performances.
Fantastic heavy metal song and fantastic song.
probably the best song after ozzy left the group...
i wish they would be more like that but they weren't able do repeat themself
Such an awesome song with such a powerful voice. When it comes to Rock music, this song totally represents the genre amazingly well. One of Dio's best songs ever!
One of their faster songs with an awsomme riff intro
49? It's one of my favorite sabbath song, it should be at least at top 10 what?V 2 Comments
This song should be much, MUCH higher than Heaven and Hell. As a matter of fact, there is no Sabbath without Ozzy (even the rest of the band says so)and therefore songs without Ozzy shouldn't even be on this list! A National Acrobat is probably my personal favorite Sabbath song at the moment.
This is not only THE best Sabbath song ever but happens to be my favourite song EVER. It is incredible and could have quite easily made up 5 seperate songs it has so many incredible riffs- which is the thing I like the most on all the best early Sabbath songs.
My favorite Black Sabbath song. Such a great song and beats all their hits.
Sounds like it was recorded in a dungeon...
because it was.
A total master piece, There are even flutes in this song! - VJS
107th? For what could be the greatest song in heavy metal history? It starts so serene with Dio's beautiful voice, building up into some of Iommi's heaviest, most badass, riffs. Butler's performance is masterful as well, particularly live, making this song into one HUGE force. And the lyrics: so open ended and abstract, yet creating such a glorious environment of doom. This is a song that gives me goosebumps when I simply read the title. It's that good.
The complete metal epic and unutterably beautiful and terrifying in turns. Dio deserves so much more recognition for his work with sabs than he gets. Open your ears and mind and bow to the majesty of this unheralded classic
Tony Iommi himself said this was the heaviest song Black Sabbath ever recorded...ever! Extremely underrated. Any of the Dio stuff re-wrote the book of heavy music and propelled them into the 80's. From the book the word is spoken...
115th? How is this possible? This song is amazing, definitely in their top 5 in my opinion.V 8 Comments
The first time I heard this, I couldn't get enough. I must have listened to it 1000 time or more by now. Tony Iommi's playing is great. Such great way to kick off the "Volume 4" album. I idealize Iommi's playing. Wish I could play half as good as he can. Long live Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath.
Almost unbelievable that this song is currently at number 27 on this list! Listening to it just now as I type and trust me, it deserves to be a lot, lot higher!
If you ask me, this song set the blueprint for stoner rock/metal - ryanrimmel
This Song has everything
Blues, Rock n Roll, hard and heavy riffs and epic outro. This should have a list of its own.
Awesome track. It should be somewhere on the top of the list. Awesome solo as well.V 1 Comment
Okay, seriously. I very rarely make comments on this website but what the hell happened here!? I don't actually have an absolute favourite Black Sabbath song but goodness, this song has one of the catchiest versus I have ever heard in all of my life! I'm not even kidding! Also very interesting when the tempo progressively increases! Not to mention, Metallica guitarist, Kirk Hammett has stated this song as his all-time favourite of theirs!
One of the best Sabbath songs without doubt
What this song should be much higher than this
Amazing, amazing intro riff.V 2 Comments
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