Only Women Bleed

Only Women Bleed
"Only Women Bleed"
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Welcome to My Nightmare
B-side Cold Ethyl
Released 1975
Format 7-inch single
Genre Rock
Length 5:49
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner
Producer Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Muscle of Love"
"Only Women"
"Department of Youth"

"Only Women Bleed" is a song written by the musicians Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner. It is a ballad about a woman in an abusive marriage.

It is one of Cooper's biggest hits, reaching #1 on the Canadian RPM national singles chart (listed as "Only Women", see below)[1] and #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1975. It is from his album Welcome to My Nightmare. It was the first of several ballad releases by Cooper that got into the top 20.

The single was released prior to the release of Welcome to My Nightmare in the US as a shortened version of the song, and was alternatively titled "Only Women" by Atlantic Records due to protest by feminist groups[2]. The single version of the song featured more orchestral parts than the album version.

Guns N' Roses (who featured Cooper on their 1991 song "The Garden") used to play this song in concert as an intro to "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".

The song was featured on the soundtrack to Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween.

Other recordings

Cover versions of the song have been recorded by notable artists including:


Preceded by
"Wildfire" by Michael Murphey
Canadian RPM number-one single
July 5, 1975 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Listen to What the Man Said" by Wings

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