Post Malone’s “Take What You Want” hands Ozzy Osbourne his first top 10 hit in 30 years

The Black Sabbath singer has set a new record thanks to his feature on the Hollywood’s Bleeding track.

September 17, 2019
Post Malone’s “Take What You Want” hands Ozzy Osbourne his first top 10 hit in 30 years (L) Post Malone (R) Ozzy Osbourne   (L) ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images (R) Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for MTV

Post Malone's new album Hollywood's Bleeding is dominating the Billboard charts, as expected. One of its songs, "Take What You Want," features Travis Scott and Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, and debuted at No. 8 in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. That placement is Osbourne's first top 10 hit in over 30 years.

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Osbourne last ranked in the top 10 back in 1989 with “Close My Eyes Forever,” a duet with Lita Ford. It's a new record for the longest gap between top 10 hits ever on the Billboard charts, taking the top spot from Dobie Gray — after charting in 1973 with "Drift Away," he returned to the top 10 ranking once again 30 years and two months later thanks to an appearance on Uncle Kracker's cover of "Drift Away."

Speaking with The Sun, Osbourne revealed how eager Post Malone was to get his voice on "Take What You Want." “I’d never even heard of this kid," Osbourne said. "He wanted me to sing on his song ‘Take What You Want,’ so I did and then one thing led to another. I started recording a new album with Post Malone’s producer Andrew Watt. It’s only nine tracks but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today.”

Read The FADER staff's take on Hollywood's Bleeding here.

Post Malone’s “Take What You Want” hands Ozzy Osbourne his first top 10 hit in 30 years