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“Crazy Train”

Ozzy Osbourne | 1981

"Crazy Train" is the song that not only introduced Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist but also introduced the world to guitar shredder Randy Rhoads. But according to original Ozzy Osbourne Band bassist Bob Daisley, he was the brains behind the tune, not the Prince of Darkness. "The title was mine and 99% of the lyrics were mine," Daisley boasted. "I think a word or two came from Ozzy." With lyrics suggesting that we all oughta get along, "Crazy Train" is one of Osbourne's most covered solo songs, including unexpected renditions by the likes of Pat Boone and the Blue Man Group.

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“Love Is the Answer”

Utopia | 1977

The message of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" proved to be a universal and long-lasting one, which Utopia revisited 10 years later on this ballad. "From a lyrical standpoint, it's part of a whole class of songs that I write, which are about filial love," Todd Rundgren explained. "I'm not a Christian, but it's called Christian love, the love that people are supposed to naturally feel because we are all of the same species. That may be mythical, but it's still a subject." Though "Love Is the Answer" wasn't a hit, a cover version two years later by England Dan & John Ford Coley peaked at Number Ten on the Billboard singles chart.

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