|"I Saw Red"|
|Single by Warrant|
|from the album Cherry Pie|
|Released||December 14, 1990|
|Warrant singles chronology|
|"I Saw Red (Acoustic)"|
|Single by Warrant|
|from the album The Best of Warrant|
"I Saw Red" is a breakup ballad by American rock band Warrant. It was released in December 1990 as the second single from Warrant's second album Cherry Pie . The song was one of Warrant's most successful singles, reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1991, number 14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chartand number 36 on the Australian charts and spawning two music videos.
The song was inspired by a true story of betrayal. It was written after Warrant lead vocalist Jani Lane had walked in on his girlfriend in bed with his best friend, resulting in Lane's nervous breakdown and the delayed release of the band's first record Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich .
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||17|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|US Billboard Top Tracks||14|
|Year-end chart (1991)||Position|
|US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)||96|
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