Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Songoftheday 6/21/17 - Well I see him on the TV preachin' 'bout the promised lands, he tells me to believe in Jesus and steals the money from my hand...

"Something To Believe In" - Poison
from the album Flesh & Blood (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day comes from the glam-metal band Poison, whose third album Flesh & Blood had already scored a top-10 pop hit with "Unskinny Bop" in the fall of 1990. Their second single from the set was a power-ballad in the style that made their "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" their biggest hit. Written by lead singer Bret Michaels and the band and produced by Bruce Fairbairn, the anthemic chorus was concocted for lighters to come out during their concerts, but with lyrics containing a rail against shyster preachers as well as a subtle story of forgotten soldiers and their fight with mental illness...


"Something To Believe In" became Poison's sixth (and so far last) top ten pop hit in the U.S. in December of 1990. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, matching their best showing with "Unskinny Bop". Internationally, the single peaked at #3 in Canada, and got to the top-40 in the UK (#35) and New Zealand (#38).

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Here's the band performing the song acoustically for their MTV Unplugged appearance in 1990...


and lastly, Poison in concert in 2007...


Up tomorrow: An eccentric trio of dance music fanatics come together to create one of the best club classics of all time.

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