Mama, I'm Coming Home
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|"Mama, I'm Coming Home"|
|Single by Ozzy Osbourne|
|from the album No More Tears|
|B-side||"Don't Blame Me"|
|Ozzy Osbourne singles chronology|
"Mama, I'm Coming Home" is the third song on the 1991 album No More Tears by the English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The song is about his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, whom he nicknames "Mama", and his return to her following his imminent retirement. The song was co-written by Zakk Wylde, Osborne's longtime guitarist, frontman and lead guitarist for heavy metal group Black Label Society, and Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of the heavy metal group Motörhead. Lemmy was brought in as a songwriter for the No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Mama I'm Coming Home", "Hellraiser" (which Motörhead also later recorded), "Desire", and "I Don't Want to Change the World."
The single is Osbourne's only solo Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 28; his only other top 40 hit was his duet with Lita Ford, "Close My Eyes Forever" which peaked at number 8. It also reached number 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Two music videos were created for the single. The first was a surreal video that Osbourne didn't like because he felt the video didn't match the song. He then created a second music video with Samuel Bayer, which was more to his liking. Osbourne compared the effects in the second video to the hazy smoke effect seen in the video for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which was also directed by Bayer.
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