These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"I Don't Wanna Stop", "Mr. Crowley", "Crazy Train", "Perry Mason", "Gets Me Through", "I Don't Know"... let's just make the page a whole lot shorter and say almost everything this man has ever made, ever. Quite a few, like "I Don't Wanna Stop", "Let Me Hear You Scream", and "Crazy Train" double as Ear Worms.
Scream, is solid proof Ozzy has not and never will lose his edge.
The title track to "Diary of a Madman" is possibly Ozzy's greatest.
Badass Decay: Back in the 1980s Ozzy was calling himself "The Prince of Darkness" and was the worst nightmare of Moral Guardians everywhere (which, of course, made him irresistible to rebellious youngsters who wanted to scare their parents). These days a lot of young people know him mainly as a reality TV show dad who mumbles a lot.
It doesn't help that he is, moreso in solo efforts than anything he's doing with Black Sabbath, still trying to come off as evil when he's remembered more for being the Bumbling Dad on an early-Aughties reality show. In all fairness, though, Seinfeld Is Unfunny and Ozzy was one of the first to do the whole "evil" act.
Ozzy: (talking about the trend of calling generations of smartphones 4G, 5G, etc.) "How many bloody G's are there?"
Harsher in Hindsight: Originally written as a farewell to Black Sabbath, "Goodbye to Romance" takes on a new meaning when you think about Randy Rhoads' death. Try to listen to the inspired version featured on the Tribute album without getting emotional.
The entire nature of The Osbournes show in general; a later special from the BBC years later after Ozzy had finally gotten sober and cleaned up revealed just how much of a mess the entire family was at the time. Looking back, it's difficult to not feel that Ozzy and family were exploited pretty horribly by MTV.
Ho Yay: Ozzy and Randy Rhoads were dripping with Ho Yay. There was a little with Zakk Wylde, too, but it was mostly Rhoads. This has actually led to Rhoads/Osbourne Slash Fic.
Never Live It Down: The bat incident. Media portrayals would have you believe that he does it on a regular basis, but in reality, it only happened once, and Ozzy thought it was a toy rubber bat. He certainly didn't enjoy the experience, as in addition to the sudden nasty feeling of blood in his mouth, he had to get a series of very painful rabies vaccinations, and he clearly wishes he hadn't done it.
To the point where he writes in his autobiography, I Am Ozzy: "You know, I already know what they're gonna put on my tombstone. " 'Here lies Ozzy Osbourne. Born 1948, Died whenever. He bit the head off of a bat.' "
Allegedly, he once snorted a line of live ants. *shudder*
Randy Rhoads' autopsy report, which can be found with a minor amount of digging on a fansite, specifically the summary of the external body examination. After all; while everyone on the plane was supposedly dead on impact, the plane still exploded when it crashed...
A few songs on No Rest For The Wicked ("Devil's Daughter", "Fire In The Sky" and especially "Bloodbath In Paradise"). "No More Tears" is this once you know what it's about (which many people, either fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, don't).
Randy Rhoads' death. The way Ozzy and Rudy Sarzo [ex-bassist of the band] put it in their books is chilling. In Sarzo's book, you get to know every member of the band with particular focus on Sarzo himself and Rhoads. Then the chapter about Randy's death comes along, and this particular segment hits you out of nowhere.
... I went for a walk and came upon a church down the street from the motel. I walked in and noticed that the place was empty except for one lonely soul on his knees praying near the altar. I too wanted to be alone so I kept my distance as I knelt down at a pew near the entrance and prayed. As I closed my eyes and wept, I could hear him sobbing uncontrollably. Even in my darkest hour I couldn't help but feel compassion towards someone who seemed to be in more agony than myself. Suddenly, he let out a bone-chilling moan that reverberated throughout the church. "Why! Why?!" he cried. I raised my head and looked over at him. ItwasOzzy.
See You On The Other Side. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER FUCKING SIDE. It's a song about what Ozzy thinks will happen once he dies and crosses over to the titular other side, and how he tells those he loves that are grieving that they'll see each other on the other side. It might be a ballad to Sharon, or just to everyone he cares about, nobody really knows. It's still sad as all get out though. The line "God knows I'll see you/I'll see you on the other side" is what really gets a lot of people.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The 2002 remasters of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman had the bass and drums completely redone by Ozzy's then-current bassist and drummer, apparently over a long-standing royalty dispute with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake (the original musicians on the aforementioned albums). While some didn't mind the changes, most feel that the changes made these two albums near-unlistenable. The 2011 thirtieth anniversary rerelease of both albums, however, reverted the tracks to their original forms, so most fans are happy again.
A similar incident happened with Bark at the Moon; the album was remixed and several lead guitar parts and synths were toned down or removed entirely. Unlike the first two albums, this has yet to be rectified.
The Woobie: A lot of metalheads want to meet Randy Rhoads in the afterlife just to hug him and say that they're sorry he had to go out like he did. Ozzy himself is one, too, with some Tragic Hero thrown in for good measure. Between how he reacted to Randy's death and his incredibly depressing life story, told in his autobiography I Am Ozzy and the rock doc on him that his son Jack directed, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, one might find themselves wanting to reach into the book or through the screen to give the poor sap a big hug, even if he does screw up a lot.
Yoko Oh No: Sharon Osbourne used to avert this, since she was responsible for the success of the solo career of her husband, but nowadays, she plays this straight. Ask Iron Maiden.