Written and recorded by the group Black Sabbath as the title cut of their 1970 debut album, it was ranked #1 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal songs and #250 on Rolling Stones Top 500.

Black Sabbath actually recorded the song as a filler for their album, and as the story goes originally intended to call their album ‘War Pigs’ but the label leaned on them to make a more PC choice.

The song never mentions the title in the lyrics.

In June of 2012 some of the biggest rock and metal bands put together a three disc compilation of Black Sabbath and Ozzy cover songs.

Check out my Got Ya Covered Video of the week.

Vince Neil (Motley Crue) George Lynch (Dokken) Stu Hamm (various bands) Gregg Bissonette (various bands) with ‘Paranoid’ plus check out a 1970 original version from Black Sabbath