|Studio album by|
|Released||October 14, 1972|
|Recorded||March 17, 1972 – June 23, 1972|
|The Osmonds chronology|
|Singles from Crazy Horses|
Crazy Horses is the fourth studio album by the American singing group The Osmonds, released in 1972. It reached number 14 on the Billboard Top LPs chart on December 23, 1972. Two singles were released in support of the album, "Hold Her Tight" and "Crazy Horses", both of which reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 24, 1973.
Building upon the sound of the band's previous album, Phase III, Crazy Horses is a hard rock and heavy metal album. Cited as particularly significant in the evolution of heavy metal music, author and music journalist Chuck Eddy ranked Crazy Horses as #66 in his 1991 book "The Five Hundred Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe". Merrill was the lead singer on most songs as he was the lead singer for the Osmonds. Jay was the lead on Crazy Horses with Alan, Wayne and Donny each taking a portions of the lead vocals on some of the songs.
All songs written and composed by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond and Wayne Osmond except where noted.
|Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)||37|
|Canadian Albums (RPM)||10|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||4|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||16|
|French Albums (SNEP)||9|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||26|
|UK Albums (OCC)||9|
|US Billboard 200||14|
|1972||"Hold Her Tight"||Billboard Hot 100||14|
|"Crazy Horses"||Billboard Hot 100||14|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.