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Encyclopedia > Paranoid (song)
"Paranoid"
Song by Black Sabbath
from the album Paranoid
Released 1970
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 2:50
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Rodger Brian
Paranoid track listing
"War Pigs/Luke's Wall"
(1)
"Paranoid"
(2)
"Planet Caravan"
(3)

"Paranoid" is a song by Black Sabbath that appears on the band's breakthrough album Paranoid. Supposedly, the members of Black Sabbath put together this song in 15 minutes based on a riff by Tony Iommi. This song was only meant to be a "filler", but became one of Black Sabbath's most successful songs. The record company changed the album's name from War Pigs, as it was originally intended, to Paranoid out of fear of a backlash from supporters of the Vietnam War. File links The following pages link to this file: Iron Man (song) ... A rand is a relatively short musical composition. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Paranoid is the second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was released in 1970. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records), Decca Records (with Deram Records) and RCA (with Neon Records). ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Paranoid is the second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was released in 1970. ... War Pigs is an anti-war song by British heavy metal rockers Black Sabbath from their 1970 album, Paranoid. ... Planet Caravan is a psychedelic song by Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Paranoid is the second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and was released in 1970. ... Tony Iommi (born Frank Anthony Iommi, February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Paranoid is uncharacteristically fast and simple for a Black Sabbath song, and is one of the most-covered songs of all time. Unlike most of the band's songs, "Paranoid" was short enough (just under 3 minutes) to be released as a single, as well as to receive airplay on mainstream radio. The single was released in the UK in July 1970 and it reached the number 4.


Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne had continued to play this song as a solo artist and did a version live with Randy Rhoads, which was released on the live album Tribute. Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... Randall William Randy Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who is best known for playing with Ozzy Osbourne. ... Tribute is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. ...


"Paranoid" was ranked #34 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs [1]. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 11 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Rolling Stone ranked it #250 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the magazine. ... ...


Paranoid was ranked #6 in Martin Popoff book "The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time". Popoff put together this book by requesting thousands of metal fans, musicians, and journalists to send in their favourite heavy metal songs. Almost 18,000 individual votes were tallied and entered into a database from which the final rankings were derived. [2]. The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time is a book by Martin Popoff who is the Editor In Chief and Writer of the Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as the Senior Editor of bravewords. ...


Trivia

"Paranoid" is heard in the movies Dogtown and Z-Boys, We Are Marshall, Almost Famous, Sid and Nancy, and Dazed and Confused. The song was also included in the soundtrack for Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding. ... We Are. ... Almost Famous is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... Sid and Nancy, originally titled Love Kills, is a 1986 film directed by Alex Cox. ... Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


It was also used in the game Rock N' Roll Racing as background music during races. Rock N Roll Racing is a racing video game released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES, published by Interplay and developed by Silicon & Synapse (now known as Blizzard Entertainment) in 1993. ...


"Paranoid" is heard playing in the Supernatural episode "Phantom Traveler" as Sam Winchester and Dean Winchester are coming out of a men's suit store, and continues as they impersonate Homeland Security agents. Supernatural is an American paranormal drama television series that debuted on September 13, 2005 on the WB, and is now part of The CWs lineup, where the second season premiered on September 28, 2006. ... Samuel Sam Winchester is a fictional character in The CW Television Networks Supernatural played by Jared Padalecki. ... Dean Winchester is a fictional character on The CW Television Networks Supernatural, portrayed by Jensen Ackles. ...


Juho Juntunen, editor of Finnish rock magazine Soundi, used to humorously shout "Soittakaa Paranoid!" ("Play Paranoid!") from the audience in various gigs. This manner spread widely and now it is common that someone shouts "Soittakaa Paranoid!" in any gig in Finland, even if they do not know where the joke originated, or have never heard the song. It is similar to requests for "Free Bird". Free Bird is an anthemic song by the legendary American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. ...


A cover version of "Paranoid" was also recorded by a Polish band Piersi. Even though the music is the same as in the original version, the lyrics have been completely altered - this version is an sarcastical anegdote about a young man racing on his motorcycle to meet up with his girlfriend, who lives in a nearby village, but suffering eventually a road accident. The cover version ends with an extract from another Black Sabbath song War Pigs (also with altered lyrics) War Pigs is an anti-war song by British heavy metal rockers Black Sabbath from their 1970 album, Paranoid. ...


Paranoid is heard in the video game "Rock N' Roll Racing" for the SNES. However, due to programming limitations the song had to be included as an instrumental. Rock N Roll Racing is a racing video game released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES, published by Interplay and developed by Silicon & Synapse (now known as Blizzard Entertainment) in 1993. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ...


Cover versions

The Incredible Shrinking Dickies was the 1979 first album by The Dickies and included their notable, 2-minute-four-seconds, cover of Black Sabbaths Paranoid, which reached No. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Nativity in Black is the name of a series of Black Sabbath tribute albums that came out in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Hidden Treasures is an album by Megadeth, released in 1995. ... Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... Type O Negative is a band from Brooklyn, New York. ... Origin of the Feces is the second album by Brooklyn band Type O Negative. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is a popular American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... Anna-Varney Cantodea Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows is a darkwave band consisting solely of Anna-Varney Cantodea. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 3rd Strike 3rd Strike is a former rap/metal group, started by Jim Korthe (lead singer), Todd Deguchi (guitar), PJ McMullan (drums) and Gabe Hammersmith (bass). ... // Quo vadis is a Latin phrase meaning Where are you going? It is used as a proverbial phrase from the Bible (John 16:5). ... Ruder Than You is an American ska band that was founded in 1989 at Penn State University and, in 1991, the group relocated to Philadelphia. ... Korn (sometimes typeset as KoЯn to fit their official logo ) is a Grammy Award winning, influential nu metal[1] band from Bakersfield, California. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed September 10, 2006.
  2. ^ "The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time"[1].

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