Mama, I'm Coming Home

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"Mama, I'm Coming Home"
OzzyOsbourne MamaImComingHome Single 1991.jpg
Single by Ozzy Osbourne
from the album No More Tears
B-side "Don't Blame Me"
Released March 12, 1992 (1992-03-12)
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:11
Label Epic
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
ISWC T-070.915.264-6
Ozzy Osbourne singles chronology
"Road to Nowhere"
(1992)
"Mama, I'm Coming Home"
(1992)
"Mr. Tinkertrain"
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
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"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 power ballad is about his estranged wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, whom he nicknames "Mama", and his return to her following his imminent retirement.[citation needed] The song was co-written by Zakk Wylde, Osbourne's long-time guitarist, multi-platinum producer/engineer Tom Fletcher and Lemmy Kilmister. Lemmy was brought in as a songwriter for the No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Mama I'm Coming Home", "Hellraiser", "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.[2] It also reached number 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were created for the single. The first was a surreal video that Osbourne did not like because he felt the video did not 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.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 42
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 48
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 62
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 32
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 28

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