Poison (Alice Cooper song)


Poison (Alice Cooper song)

Infobox Single
Name = Poison


Artist = Alice Cooper
from Album = Trash
B-side =
Released = 1989
Format = Cassette single, CD single
Recorded =
Genre = Hard rock
Length =
Label = Epic
Writer = Desmond Child, Alice Cooper, John McCurry
Producer = Desmond Child
Certification =
Chart position = * #7 (U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100)
Last single = "Freedom" (1987)
This single = "Poison" (1989)
Next single = "Bed Of Nails" (1989)
Misc =

Poison is a song by artist Alice Cooper written and produced by Desmond Child, released worldwide as a single in 1989 and is featured on his 18th studio album "Trash". The song was one of his biggest hit singles in his home country, the United States, peaking at #7 on the singles chart, while peaking at #2 in the UK, only being held off the top spot by hit dance record, "Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers.

This song is one of Alice Cooper's most well-known songs, and provided his last major mainstream hit, in 1989. It has been covered many times by recent pop bands, such as Groove Coverage on 7 Years and 50 Days. The most recent cover is by Tarja Turunen (ex-lead singer of Nightwish) on her 2nd studio album My Winter Storm.

The lyrics describe the narrator's love for a femme fatale, but it has been speculated that the woman may not be "the poison running inside my [Cooper's] veins, and may refer to Alice's alcoholism from the decade before. " The song changes key 4 times in the chorus, quite unusual in a straight rock song.

The Music Video

There are 2 versions of the video to the song which shows Alice Cooper being chained to a bizarre mechanism and having a ghostly woman looming over his body while he sings. The original video had to be censored for showings during the day, due to nudity involving a woman (played by Rana Kennedy) showing her breasts and wearing nothing but a pair of black pants, looming between lots of chains as Alice watches on. The censored version has the woman wearing a corset to cover the nudity. The video is still often played on VH1 Classic's Metal Mania.

Cover Versions

"Poison" is the first single from the 2004 album "7 Years and 50 Days" by German trance group Groove Coverage. It was also released as an EP.

It has also been covered by Finnish singer Tarja Turunen on her 2007 symphonic metal album, "My Winter Storm".

Remixes

The Groove Coverage version of Poison comes in various remixes.

*Radio Version (3.05)
*Rock The Radio Mix (3.26) [Also known as Rock Mix]
*Club Mix Short (3.27)
*Extended Version (5.04)
*Club Mix (6.07)
*Tune Up! Remix (5.38)
*The Paragod Remix (5.40)
*Friday Night Posse Remix (5.50)
*KB Project Remix (5.27)
*Scott Brown Remix (5.25)
*Ultimix Extended
*Ultimix Edit
*Josh Harris Radio Edit
*Josh Harris Club Mix
*Josh Harris Dub

Chart Positions


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