Top 10 Reasons Why Ronnie James Dio is Better Than Ozzy OsbourneRonnie James Dio is better than Ozzy is so here are reasons why
The Top Ten
I actually like Ozzy era Sabbath more, but if we're going by vocal capabilities, Dio wins, no contest. Ozzy's voice seemed to fit Black Sabbath's dark and gloomy, if that's what'd you'd call it, style in the 70s, but still, Dio's voice crushes Ozzy's voice, without a doubt.
This is a curb-stomp in Dio's favor. Ozzy's vocals have never worked for me; he's not bad, but for the most part it comes off as something doesn't strike my attention. Dio's vocals on the other hand, are far more vibrant. catchy and expressive.
Dio's voice is far better than Ozzy's. There's no doubt that Ozzy era Sabbath is some good music, but still, while Ozzy's voice was fitting for 70s Sabbath, Dio's voice is so much better.
Oh yes by far he's a superior singer than Ozzy Is
No Dio has a better voice, But Ozzy songs are some of the best Classic Rock songs.
But those Classic Rock songs weren't just written by Ozzy they were written mostly by Iommi Ozzy pretty much only wrote the lyrics
Holy Diver is better than Crazy Train
I disagree, I’d say they’re equal.
Almost all of Dios albums are better than Ozzys
That’s really a matter of opinion.
This ugly incident is described in Bruce Dickinson wiki page: "In 2005, Iron Maiden co-headlined the US festival tour, Ozzfest, with Black Sabbath. Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon, encouraged family friends and members of other bands to sabotage Iron Maiden's last performance at Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, California, in an attack which Rod Smallwood criticised as "vile, dangerous, criminal and cowardly", as well as disrespectful to fans who had paid to see the band perform "a full unhindered performance". Osbourne ordered interference with the band's PA, delayed the entrance of Eddie, the band's mascot, and encouraged members of the Osbourne camp to throw eggs, lighters and bottle tops from the front of the audience."
That was Sharon that did that, not Ozzy, and I don’t even think Ozzy knew that Sharon had Maiden sabotaged, plus, like SoldierOfFortune said, Bruce kind of provoked it, and I honestly commend Bruce, because, like me, Bruce just says whatever the hell he wants to without caring about the consequences.
Like I said Ozzy could have stopped that be just let that happen so that means he didn't care about Iron Maiden being sabotaged.
It wasn't Ozzy. Ozzy probably didn't know bruce dissed about him he was probably sleeping. Sharon not ozzy told them to egg Bruce. And Bruce sort of provoked it
That's still not a good thing though because Iron Maiden is one of the most well loves Metal bands and sabotaging a live performance is not a good thing if Ozzy wasn't involved he could have stopped it but he didn't he just let it happen and Ozzy has been known to do some bad things
It's not only Mama I'm Coming Home, there are other songs, too. And this reality T.V. show of the mid 2000s -The Osbourne's (very similar to Kardashians)...
Mama I'm coming home isn't a selling out song; it's a ballad. Every band does it one time or another
Now, there are different ballads and I always know the difference between a mainstream and non-mainstream ballad, and where's that thin line beyond which a metal ballad is schlock.
And Ozzy did with songs like Mama I'm Coming Home being very Poppy
Whats wrong with ballads?
It's not just Ballads he made loads of basically Pop songs with Hard Rock/Metal instrumentation
No, the first 6 and 13 albums destroy Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules.
I disagree but those are good albums I just prefer Dio's albums over Ozzy's
No way I agree with that, this list is very opinionated, you’re a great user man, but sorry, this list kinda sucks.
Only because you disagree with some of the items (some of the items weren't added by me)
Heaven and Hell is Black Sabbaths True best album because Dio is a better singer and Songwriter than Ozzy was and plus this album was their first True Metal album
Neither has Ozzy, my friend.
Whereas Ozzy has (Scream and Black Rain)
Those Albums aren't bad, they are just weak like Judas Priest's Rocka Rolla
This is true because Dio writes Metal Songs Ozzy Writes Pop Rock Songs lol
This reason should be number one, Ozzy always lived off the hits of others, on Black Sabbath he lived off Iommi and in his solo career he depended on his own guitarists.
Ozzy gets credits for inventing metal - the "Godfather of metal", and other ridiculous claims. He invented nothing in metal. Tony Iommy did more for metal than Ozzy, even though Tony Iommy is also overrated in this regard.
He only wrote 10% of Blizzard of Ozz
I think that’s more Sharon doing that than Ozzy, Ozzy already makes millions, I really don’t think he cares about making a few extra dollars off of songwriting credits.
Ozzy should have given credit to the people who wrote the songs because they you know they did the work for him and plus they need to be paid to. Ozzy has enough money as it is
This is debatable. The best Dio album is Holy Diver, and that crushes Blizzard. However, the best Ozzy album is definitely Diary of a Madman. While Blizzard may be more popular thanks to Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley, the Diary has more great songs. Diary vs Diver is very debatable, but today feels like a Diver day.
I disagree, my favorite Ozzy album is No More Tears and my favorite Dio album is Last In Line, NMT is better than LIL in my opinion.
Agree here. Holy Diver > Blizzard of Ozz, although I did like Blizzard of Ozz.
Rainbow Rising > Sabotage, but only slightly.
Ozzy is a greater legend.
Ozzy is more popular than Dio but this is only because he's a sellout. Meaning, Ozzy is overrated. If you ask me, the most overrated metal musician ever.
Ozzy is honestly a much larger and more well known legend than Dio is, no disrespect to Dio, but Ozzy is just more legendary honestly,
Ozzy is more popular but this doesn't mean he's better than Dio. Ozzy is just a sellout and the most overrated metal musician ever.
His legacy will live on fun fact Dio means God so Ronnie James Dio is the God of Metal where as Ozzy is only the Prince of Darkness which I doubt he is dark at all singing songs like Mama I'm Coming Home
Not really a reason but Dio (Which Means God) is better than Ozzy
Not really a reason but I agree.
Shoulda voted for this
So what? Trying something new =/= selling out. Just because he tried a newer musical genre doesn’t mean he sold out, by that logic Load by Metallica is a sellout album.
This is 100% proof Ozzy Osbourne is a sellout he went as far to make a Rap version of Iron Man with Busta Rhymes
So? Drugs can actually make your music better, have you listened to Jimi Hendrix?
Dio Didn't Do Drugs. Do you have a long history with Dio?
Dio started his music career 11 years before Ozzy started his. That's so metal!
Salty ozzy fans need to realize this means dio was more experienced in music
OHHH MY GOD DIO CAME FIRST he's so MUCH BETEER
Finally, something that’s unbiased!
Yes, Dio is better. Who wants to hear a very weak nasal voice with limited resonance on a ballad?
Compare This Is Your Life to Changes and tell me which one sounds better
That’s very, very untrue.
No More Tears is a MTV-friendly rock song. Of course every pop fan would like this song better than any metal song, even if it's a Dio song.
Ozzy is a sellout, so yeah.
So? You’re not required to take something seriously,
Not really a reason but its true
Wha? Why? Why does him appearing on a reality show make him a sellout? What? That makes absolutely no sense. Him doing something for entertainment that’s not music makes him a sellout? By that logic Bruce Dickinson is a sellout for doing interviews on Loudwire.
You got that right...
Yes. Blizzard of Ozz is a good album but it can't touch Holy Diver.
That’s very debatable.
Dio wrote poppy songs as well, have you heard Rainbow In The Dark?
This is the worst reason on this list by far, vocals are just a song much an instrument as any guitar or bass or drum set.
No, vocals and instruments are two different things and should be judged differently
Ozzy can't even read notes.