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|"Bed of Nails"|
|Single by Alice Cooper|
|from the album Trash|
|B-side||"I'm Your Gun"|
|Released||7 October 1989|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, Diane Warren|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
"Bed of Nails" is a 1989 single by American rock singer Alice Cooper featuring singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, taken from the hit album Trash . It is the second highest charting single from the album (the first being "Poison"), achieving No. 38 in the UK, although the single was not released in the US. The other three singles taken from Trash are "Poison", "House of Fire" and "Only My Heart Talkin'". "Bed of Nails" was written by Cooper, Desmond Child, Roberts and Diane Warren.
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|1989||UK Singles Chart||38|
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