Talk Dirty to Me

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"Talk Dirty to Me"
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Single by Poison
from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In
B-side "Want Some, Need Some"
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1987
Recorded1986
Genre Glam metal [1] [2] [3] [4]
Length3:44
Label Enigma/Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Ric Browde
Poison singles chronology
"Cry Tough"
(1986)
"Talk Dirty to Me"
(1987)
"I Want Action"
(1987)

"Talk Dirty to Me" is the second single from American glam metal band Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In . It's the band's first big international hit, a staple at their live shows, and VH1 ranked it the 40th greatest hard rock song of all time. It is considered a glam metal classic and is often heard on rock radio stations around the globe. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first top 40 hit in the United States.

Contents

The song, along with "I Won't Forget You", "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. [5]

Music video

Howard Johnson writing for Classic Rock ranked the song's video at No. 7 on their list of The Top 10 Best Hair Metal Videos. [2]

Albums

"Talk Dirty to Me" is on the following albums:

Covers

Charts

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