Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. The band has charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”.
The band’s breakthrough debut album, the multi-platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, Open Up and Say… Ahh!, which became the band’s most successful album, being certified 5x platinum in the US. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi-platinum selling album, Flesh & Blood.
In the 1990s following the release of the band’s first live album, the band experienced some line up changes and the fall of pop metal with the grunge movement, but despite a drop in popularity the band’s fourth studio album still achieved Gold status and the band’s first compilation album, Poison’s Greatest Hits: 1986–1996, went double platinum.
In the 2000s, with the original line up back together, the band found new popularity after a successful greatest hits reunion tour in 1999. The band began the new decade with the release of the long awaited Crack a Smile… and More!, followed by the Power to the People album. They released a brand new album, Hollyweird, in 2002 and in 2006 they celebrated their 20 year anniversary with The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock tour and album, which marked Poison’s return to the Billboard top 20 charts for the first time since 1993.
After 25 years, the band is still recording music and performing. Since their debut in 1986, they have released eight studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, and have issued 28 singles to radio.
Your Mama Don’t Dance
Look What the Cat Dragged In