I Won't Forget You

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"I Won't Forget You"
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Single by Poison
from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In
B-side "Blame It on You"
ReleasedAugust 5, 1987
Label Enigma/Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Dall; Deville; Michaels; Rockett
Producer(s) Ric Browde
Poison singles chronology
"I Want Action"
"I Won't Forget You"
"Rock and Roll All Nite"

"I Won't Forget You" is a power ballad by American glam metal band Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In .


Released as a single in 1987 on the Enigma label of Capitol Records, the song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is considered one of Poison's best songs. [1]

The song, along with "Talk Dirty to Me," "Fallen Angel" and "Ride the Wind," was the subject of a lawsuit in 2011 by members of the defunct band Kid Rocker, who claimed that the songs were based on Kid Rocker songs played to Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille before he was a member of Poison. [2] [3] [4] [5]

The live, daytime concert footage for the official music video for "I Won't Forget You" was recorded at the 1987 Texxas Jam in Dallas, Texas. Despite the song's success it was dropped from the band's live shows in 1988 and did not return to the setlist until 2003, as noted by vocalist Bret Michaels that year when the band was about to play the song.


Chart (1987)Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM) [6] 38
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [7] 37
US Billboard Hot 100 [8] 13

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