Ozzy Osbourne gets first Top 10 song in 30 years with Post Malone collab
He also set the record for the longest gap between tracks on the Billboard chart.September 16, 2019
To backtrack, the iconic rocker was featured on the rapper’s latest album Hollywood’s Bleeding.
Osbourne jams out on the track “Take What You Want” with Travis Scott as well. It’s honestly a rap-rock banger that we have been obsessing over. You can listen to it below.
The song hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which makes it Osbourne’s first top-10 song on the chart in more than 30 years. It’s also his second song on the chart in his career, with the first being 1989’s “Close My Eyes Forever” with Lita Ford.
The exact amount of time between the songs is 30 years and three months. This beats out the previous record holder Dobie Gray, who’s two version of “Drift Away” both hit the chart 30 years, two months and one week apart.
As Billboard points out, Osbourne’s break between top 10 songs is older than both Post Malone and Travis Scott, which is pretty hilarious to think about.
Because of the age gap, a lot of Post Malone fans only heard of Osbourne for the first time when the Hollywood’s Bleeding track dropped. People online actually believed that Osbourne was an undiscovered artist that Posty is shining a light on for the first time. They’re actually talking about the Prince of Darkness himself. You can see a few examples below.
who tf is ozzy osbourne ???!??! this is why I love post malone for shining light on unknown artists
— Edd (@Edxxard) September 6, 2019
Idk who Ozzy Osbourne is but he’s about to be huge after Post Malone featured him pic.twitter.com/mrpWHlN77Z
— Reverse Hulk (@MikeMartinoSux) September 7, 2019
— that guy you hate (@jakeadkinsmusic) September 7, 2019
Post Malone bout to give this Ozzy Osbourne guy a career! pic.twitter.com/mkqPPqUnjl
— brett 🙁 (@garlicbrett) September 6, 2019
Post Malone recently unveiled how the unusual collab ended up happening in the first place.
“Ozzy Osbourne, baby. I was in Utah because I had just got off tour. It’s good, right? Ozzy went over to Watt’s house,” Post said on Beats 1 Radio. “You’ve talked a lot before. He’s a maniac. I said, ‘Hey, you know what? Ozzy Osborne’s coming down, we’re going to cut it and I’ll FaceTime you. And you let me know what’s going on.”
“We talked and it was like a big deal. Yeah. Ozzy Osbourne. I think he crushed it. I mean he was talking to Watt and Watt was telling me he was like this, ‘Yo, this is my favourite that I’ve done since you know, Sabbath and since I started my own, own way.’ I was like, ‘That’s huge.’ I’m like honoured. Thank you very much.”
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