I Don't Wanna Stop

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"I Don't Wanna Stop"
Single by Ozzy Osbourne
from the album Black Rain
Released April 17, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:59
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Ozzy Osbourne
Zakk Wylde
Kevin Churko
Producer(s) Kevin Churko
Ozzy Osbourne singles chronology
"In My Life"
(2006)
"I Don't Wanna Stop"
(2007)
"Not Going Away"
(2007)

"I Don't Wanna Stop" is a Grammy nominated single from heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne's 9th studio album, Black Rain. The song was first announced and released through Osbourne's website.

Background[edit]

Osbourne performed the song on the May 18, 2007 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, filmed at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on May 15. The episode aired outside the US on Sky Sports in the UK, FOX8 in Australia, and The Score in Canada also on May 18. The song is also the theme song of professional wrestler Brent Albright. This song was also used for the WWE Judgment Day 2007 PPV as the theme song. The song was also played on BBC 1 on May 25 on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.[1] It was also performed at the 2nd annual VH1 Rock Honors award show, followed by "Crazy Train" and "Bark at the Moon".

The song was included in the in-game soundtrack to Madden NFL 08, which was released in August 2007.[2] The song is also featured in the 5th and final tier of Guitar Hero: On Tour, notable for its unusually difficult solo section, and was released as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series on June 15, 2010.

Osbourne performed this song, along with "Crazy Train" and "Not Going Away" on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's self named show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

It is the first song by Osbourne to ever reach #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, making it the longest career run in rock history for an artist before reaching number one at 37 years, 4 months.[citation needed] He is also the oldest solo artist to reach number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, at 58 years, 8 months.[citation needed]

The song was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to Foo Fighters' The Pretender.

Chart history[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 61[3]
Pop 100 54[3]
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1[3]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
"What I've Done" by Linkin Park
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
June 30, 2007 – August 3, 2007
Succeeded by
"Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven