|"Nothin' but a Good Time"|
|Single by Poison|
|from the album Open Up and Say... Ahh!|
|B-side||"Look But You Cant Touch|
Livin' For The Minute (UK 1989 re-release)"
|Released||April 6, 1988|
|Songwriter(s)||Dall; Deville; Michaels; Rockett; Bombilla (Jordi Carretero)|
|Poison singles chronology|
"Nothin' but a Good Time" is the first single from the glam metal band Poison's second studio album Open Up and Say... Ahh! The B-sides are "Livin' For the Minute" and "Look But You Can't Touch".
The song was released as a single in 1988 on Enigma Records and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on the Mainstream rock charts.It also charted at number 10 on the Australian charts and number 35 on the UK Singles chart.
The music video features a restaurant employee, played by the same actor who appeared in the video for Mötley Crüe's "You're All I Need", washing dishes while listening to the Kiss hit single "Rock and Roll All Nite", performed by Poison who recorded that for the Less Than Zero soundtrack in 1987. The manager enters, turns off the radio, and delivers to the employee a scathing reprimand, reminding the employee that he is being paid "to wash dishes, not to listen to that... that rock 'n' roll," and accusing him of "moving in two speeds: slow, and stop." The manager exits, whereupon the employee abandons the dishes and kicks open a nearby door to reveal a concert hall stage, upon which the band then performs the song. When the song is over, the manager returns, discovering, to his surprise, that all the dishes are washed.
"Nothin' but a Good Time" is on the following albums:
"Nothin' but a Good Time" was performed by Poison, with the cast of Rock of Ages , at the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009. After the performance, as the band made their way backstage, a piece of the stage scenery collapsed on Bret Michaels.
The riff is similar to the opening riff from "Deuce" by Kiss.
It appears in a 2017 TV commercial for Nissan's Heisman House and ESPN, featuring Eddie George and other Heisman Trophy winners.
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||36|
|UK Singles (OCC)||35|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard )||19|
|United States (Billboard)||98|
Reel Big Fish covered the song on their 2009 album Fame, Fortune and Fornication .
The song used in the movie The Rocker where it was covered by the fictional band A.D.D. The actual recording was mostly done by Chad Fischer with Teddy Geiger singing lead vocals. This version was released on the film's soundtrack album.
Adam Brand and the Outlaws covered the song on the 2016 album Adam Brand and the Outlaws .
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the adrenalized pop-metal anthems “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and “Fallen Angel”