Stand (Poison song)

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Single by Poison
from the album Native Tongue
B-side "Native Tongue/Scream"
ReleasedJanuary 4, 1993
Genre Blues rock, country rock
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Richie Kotzen, Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett
Producer(s) Richie Zito
Poison singles chronology
"So Tell Me Why"
"Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"

"Stand" is a song recorded by American band Poison, written by Richie Kotzen prior to joining the band. It was the first single from their 1993 album Native Tongue . The song reached number 15 on the Mainstream rock chart, #35 on the top 40 mainstream chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. [1] The song also charted at number 25 on the UK Singles chart, [2] it was also the first Poison single and music video to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen. The song fuses elements of country rock and gospel music; the album version includes the Los Angeles First A.M.E. Church choir on backing vocals.


The single's B-side, Whip Comes Down, hasn't featured on any Poison album to date.

This is the only song released by the band not featuring the classic lineup that is still performed by the band in concert.[ citation needed ]

An acoustic version of the song appears as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Richie Kotzen's Acoustic Cuts . It features the original lyrics, which include an additional verse.


"Stand" is on the following albums.


Chart (1993)Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM) [3] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [4] 39
UK Singles (OCC) [5] 25
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 50
US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard ) [7] 15
US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard ) [8] 35

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