I Saw Red

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"I Saw Red"
Isawredsingle.jpg
Single by Warrant
from the album Cherry Pie
ReleasedDecember 14, 1990
Recorded1990
Genre Glam metal [1] [2]
Length3:47
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jani Lane
Warrant singles chronology
"Cherry Pie"
(1990)
"I Saw Red"
(1990)
"Uncle Tom's Cabin"
(1991)
"I Saw Red (Acoustic)"
Single by Warrant
from the album The Best of Warrant
Released1996
Genre
Songwriter(s) Jani Lane

"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 chart [3] and number 36 on the Australian charts and spawning two music videos.

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Background

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 . [4]

Chart positions

Chart (1990-1991)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [5] 36
Canada Top Singles (RPM) [6] 17
US Billboard Hot 100 [3] 10
US Billboard Top Tracks [3] 14
Year-end chart (1991)Position
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard) [7] 96

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