The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock

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The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 3, 2006
Recorded2006
Genre Glam metal
Length71:19
Label EMI
Producer Don Was
Poison chronology
Best of Ballads & Blues
(2003)
The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
(2006)
Poison'd!
(2007)
Professional ratings
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The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock is a compilation album from the American rock band Poison, released to celebrate the band's 20 year anniversary. It has sold more than 1 million copies to date in the U.S as of September 2009.

Contents

The album was released on April 3, 2006 on EMI. It features many songs from the band's 20-year career. Most notable is the song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", which was the band's biggest hit, a power ballad. A rare cover of the KISS classic "Rock and Roll All Nite" appears, previously only available on the soundtrack to the movie "Less Than Zero". The compilation also includes a new single, the Grand Funk Railroad roadie classic "We're an American Band", which also features a music video.

The cover art is taken from the book Pornography: Opposing Viewpoints . [2]

Chart performance

The album was produced by Don Was and marked Poison's return to the Billboard 200 top 20 charts for the first time since 1993. The compilation debuted at No. 17, [3] quite an impressive showing for a hair metal band in 2006, and perhaps showing the beneficial effect of many Behind the Music -type shows on VH1, where Poison's hair metal antics were relived. The album also charted at No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums, No. 4 on the Top Catalog Albums and No. 10 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart. [4]

"The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock" was certified Gold in 2006 by the RIAA. [5]

Track listing

CD:

No.TitleLength
1."Talk Dirty to Me"3:44
2."I Want Action" (Single Version)3:05
3."I Won't Forget You" (Single Version)3:34
4."Cry Tough"3:38
5."Look What the Cat Dragged In"3:10
6."Nothin' But a Good Time"3:43
7."Fallen Angel"3:56
8."Every Rose Has Its Thorn"4:20
9."Your Mama Don't Dance" (originally performed by Loggins and Messina)3:00
10."Unskinny Bop"3:49
11."Rock and Roll All Nite" (originally performed by KISS)3:35
12."Ride the Wind"3:53
13."Something to Believe In"5:30
14."Life Goes On"4:49
15."Stand"5:14
16."The Last Song"4:22
17."Shooting Star"4:37
18."We're an American Band" (originally performed by Grand Funk Railroad)3:10

DVD

A special edition of The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock was released which included a bonus greatest hits DVD compilation. The DVD includes the new video "We're an American Band" plus some of the band's biggest hits.

  1. I Want Action
  2. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  3. Your Mama Don't Dance
  4. Nothin' But a Good Time
  5. Something To Believe In
  6. Unskinny Bop
  7. Talk Dirty to Me - Live on MTV Unplugged
  8. We're an American Band

Personnel

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