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"
ReleasedMarch 12, 1992 (1992-03-12)
Recorded1991
Genre
Length4:11
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
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. Sharon Osbourne has previously claimed that the song was written by Ozzy in tribute to her; however, the song was actually co-written by Lemmy Kilmister, Zakk Wylde (Osbourne's long-time guitarist) and producer/engineer Tom Fletcher. Lemmy was brought in as a songwriter for the No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Mama I'm Coming Home",[2] "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.[3] 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 (1992-1993) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 42
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 48
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 62
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 32
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 28
US Mainstream Rock [10] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Mama I'm Coming Home" – Ozzy Osbourne at AllMusic
  2. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ozzy-osbourne-remembers-lemmy-he-was-my-hero-20151229
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1 July 2004). The Billboard book of top 40 hits. Billboard Books. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-8230-7499-0. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I'm Coming Home" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I'm Coming Home". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I'm Coming Home". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I'm Coming Home". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ Ozzy Osbourne Chart History (Mainstream Rock). Billboard.

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