"Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" is a power ballad written and performed by the glam metal band Cinderella, from their second album Long Cold Winter. Released in August 1988, it was their most successful single, peaking at number 12 on US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1988.
It is featured in the South Park episode "Raisins". The song can also be heard on the 2008 film The Wrestler.
The music video for this song was filmed at Mono Lake, California and Bodie California. This fact is revealed in the Tales From the Gypsy Road video collection.
This song was also featured on the first installment of the compilation series, Monster Ballads.
In popular culture
- The song was made available for download on April 24, 2012 to play in Rock Band 3 Basic and PRO mode utilizing real guitar / bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits.
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