"Nothin' But A Good Time" - Poison
from the album Open Up And Say Ahhh! (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #6 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11
Today's song of the day comes from the band Poison, who found themselves at the top of the "glam-metal" heap by the mid-80's. Their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, landed them a top-10 pop hit off the bat with "Talk Dirty To Me". After their follow-up "I Want Action" missed the top-40, they came back strong with the power-ballad "I Won't Forget You". In 1988, the group released their second album Open Up And Say...Ahhh!, pretty much a copycat version of their first. The first single, like "Talk Dirty...", was the set's party anthem, "Nothin' But A Good Time". Written by the band and produced by Tom Werman (who had produced yesterday's SOTD act Cheap Trick), it was a no-brainer for their fans...
"Nothin' But A Good Time" became the second top-10 pop hit for Poison in July of 1988. The single also became their first to hit Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart at #19. Internationally, the song went to #10 in Australia, #35 in the UK, and #36 in Canada.
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For something different, here's the ska-rock band Reel Big Fish covering the song live in 2009...
...and finally here's the band performing live in 2008...
Up tomorrow: A Down Under band has a restless sleep.