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Top 10 Greatest Hits of Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath was one of the greatest influencers of heavy metal in days when metal had just started out. Here are 10 of their greatest pieces of music out of all that they've created.

Black Sabbath "Paranoid"

It ended up being the title track, and one of the most iconic heavy metal songs of all time. It's much shorter than the band's typical songs, but it displays the strengths of each individual band member, and their collective chemistry, very effectively during its short life.

Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"

Black Sabbath performing "War Pigs" live at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France on December 20, 1970.

Black Sabbath "Iron Man"

The original "Iron Man" music video.

Black Sabbath "The Wizard"

Sabbath's blues roots, and a strong indication of how far they intended to push the genre, were laid bare on this surging track from their debut album.

Black Sabbath - "N.I.B." Live Paris 1970

Black Sabbath performing N.I.B. live at the Olympia in Paris, France on December 20, 1970.

black sabbath - sweet leaf

It contains many of the best Black Sabbath songs ever, including the appropriately mind-expanding sonics of this ode to marijuana.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Sabbath managed the delicate trick of expanding their primal sound with more sophisticated arrangements and instrumentation without losing their essence on this, the title track from their fifth album.

Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave" from The End

Black Sabbath performing "Children of the Grave" live for the very last time.

Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe

The band cranks up the tempo a bit beyond their traditional pace, and as a result provides yet another vein of inspiration for future generations of rockers, specifically "new wave of British heavy metal" acts such as Iron Maiden and Diamond Head, to mine.

BLACK SABBATH • Changes • 1972

First appearing on Vol.4 in 1972, “Changes” is a piano ballad mainly inspired by drummer Bill Ward’s ongoing breakup with his first wife.