Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ Goes Acapella in New Honda Commercial
Ozzy Osbourne‘s debut solo single, the unimpeachable ‘Crazy Train,’ is so awesome that it sounds cool even when sang acapella style by a family in a minivan, as we learn in the new commercial for the Honda Pilot.
The song, from Osbourne’s 1980 solo album ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ has become a favorite at football stadiums, so it makes sense that this commercial, airing between NFL games this past Sunday, is able to rely on its popularity even without using Ozzy’s voice.
Instead, a young boy starts singing the opening bass riff, prompting his (sister?) to belt out the famous “I, I, I” opening vocals while someone else shakes a cup full of ice to add percussion.
Pretty soon, the whole family is dorking it up pretty intensely, buzzing along together on a recreation of Randy Rhoads’ famous guitar riff before skipping the verses and jumping right into the “Going off the rails on a crazy train” chorus.
The idea Honda’s pitching here is that a road trip with eight people crammed into one minivan can be a ton of fun, but only if you’ve got the right vehicle. Riiiiiiiight. As if all those kids wouldn’t have headphones jammed in their ears, with their faces glued to some sort of portable entertainment device.
Watch the Honda Pilot Commercial Featuring Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’