Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
Album Open Up and Say… Ahh!
Released October 12, 1988
Writer(s) Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett
Producer Tom Werman
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” is the title of a power ballad song by American glam metal band Poison. It was released in October 1988 as the third single from Poison’s second album Open Up And Say… Ahh!. It is the band’s only number-one hit in the U.S., reaching the top spot on Christmas Eve in 1988 for three weeks (carrying over into 1989) and it also charted at #11 on the Mainstream Rock charts. It was a number 13 hit in the UK. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” was named number 34 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 80s”, #100 on their “100 Greatest Love Songs” and #7 on MTV and VH1 “Top 25 Power Ballads.”