Billboard #1 Hits: #678: ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’- Poison. December 24, 1988. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’- Poison
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre: Glam Rock
- Written by Bobby Pall, CC DeVille, Bret Michaels and Rikki Rocket
- Time: 4:20
- B-side: ‘Living for The Minute’
- Album- Open Up And Say.. Ahh!
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #13 in UK Singles Chart.
Poison a glam rock band out of Harrisburg, Pa- had from 1987-3 12 Hot 100 singles with 10 making the Top 40. 6 made the Top 10. This was their only #1. It was inspired one night in Dallas- singer Bret Michaels was in a laundromat and called his girlfriend- he heard a male voice in the background- and was devastated- and sat down and wrote this song.
1988 was overshadowed by anything else as our city hosted the 88 Olympic Winter Games is likely when I get a smidgen of a recall when “Good Girls” didn’t openly listen to “hair bands”
Those old gals are listening now — except @BrettMichaels bastardized any worthiness to artistic creative melodies that where a byproduct of the 80s, appreciated greatly to our millennial children who quite like the styles, the melodies that made us unique in our then 20s
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