|Single by Poison|
|from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In|
|B-side||"Look What the Cat Dragged In"|
|Released||August 5, 1986|
|Songwriter(s)||Dall; DeVille; Michaels; Rockett|
|Poison singles chronology|
"Cry Tough" is the debut single by the American glam metal band Poison. It was featured on the group's first album Look What the Cat Dragged In .
"Cry Tough" was released as a single in 1986 on Capitol Records' Enigma label. It is about believing in oneself to make one's dreams come true.
The B-side is the title track "Look What The Cat Dragged In".
The song failed to chart in the US but charted at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song's video was placed on New York Times list of the 15 Essential Hair-Metal Videos.
"Cry Tough" is on the following albums:
|UK Singles (OCC)||97|
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