Bed of Nails (song)

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"Bed of Nails"
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Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Trash
B-side "I'm Your Gun"
Released 7 October 1989
Genre Glam metal
Length4:20
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, Diane Warren
Producer(s) Desmond Child
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Poison"
(1989)
"Bed of Nails"
(1989)
"House of Fire"
(1989)

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Chart positions

YearChartPosition
1989UK Singles Chart38
1989Australian Charts13

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