Shut Up, Make Love

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"Shut Up, Make Love"
Single by Poison
from the album Crack a Smile...and More!
B-side "Shut Up Make Love Rap Tapin Lip Smackin"
Genre Hard rock
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Michaels, Dall, Rockett, Saraceno
Poison singles chronology
"Body Talk"
"Shut Up, Make Love"
"Be the One"

"Shut Up, Make Love" is a song by American rock band Poison. Released in 2000, it was the first single presented to radio stations from their 2000 album, Crack a Smile...and More! . [1] The song also appears on the second promo single "Be the One" as a B-side. The song was the first Poison single with lead guitarist Blues Saraceno.

Track listing

  1. Shut Up, Make Love - Rock Radio Edit 3:17
  2. Shut Up, Make Love - Lip Smackin' Rap-A-Tappin' 3:53
  3. Shut Up, Make Love - Call Out Edit 0:11

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