Poison discography

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Poison discography

Poison performing in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 7
Singles 28
Video albums 10
Music videos 21

The following is a comprehensive discography of Poison, an American rock band that achieved huge success in the mid- 1980s to mid- 1990s. To date, the band has sold over 45 million records worldwide[1] and has sold 15 million records in the United States alone.[2] The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".[3] The band become icons of the '80s MTV era and have had widespread commercial success. The band's break through debut album, the multi platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, the multi-platinum selling Open Up and Say... Ahh! which became the bands most successful album ever. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi platinum selling album Flesh & Blood.

In the 90's following the release of the bands first live album Swallow This Live, the band experienced some line up changes and the fall of Pop Metal with the grunge movement, but despite the drop in popularity the bands fourth studio album Native Tongue still achieved Gold status and the bands first compilation album Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996 went double platinum.

In the 2000s, with the original line up back together, the band found new popularity after a successful greatest hits reunion tour in 1999. The band began the new decade with the release of the long awaited Crack a Smile... and More!, followed by the Power to the People album. The band toured almost every year to sold out stadiums and arenas. They released a brand new album Hollyweird in 2002 and in 2006 the band celebrated their 20 year Anniversary with The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock tour and album, which was certified Gold and marked Poison's return to the Billboard 200 top 20 charts for the first time since 1993. After 25 years, the band is still recording music and performing.

Since their debut in 1986, they have released seven studio albums, four live albums, six compilation albums, and have issued 28 singles to radio.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
US Rock US Indie
[4]
CAN
[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
NL
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
1986 Look What the Cat Dragged In 3 14 51
1988 Open Up and Say... Ahh!
  • Release date: May 21, 1988
  • Label: Capitol Records
2 10 7 17 1 37 30 18
1990 Flesh & Blood
  • Release date: June 21, 1990
  • Label: Capitol Records
2 4 2 17 88 11 4 17 11 3
1993 Native Tongue
  • Release date: February 8, 1993
  • Label: Capitol Records
16 26 60 39 54 39 39 24 20
2000 Crack a Smile... and More!
  • Released: March 14, 2000
  • Label: Capitol Records
131
2002 Hollyweird
  • Release date: May 21, 2002
  • Label: Cyanide Records
103 8
2007 Poison'd!
  • Release date: June 5, 2007
  • Label: EMI America/Capitol Records
32 12[17]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
[13]
AUS
[6]
1991 Swallow This Live
  • Release date: November 12, 1991
  • Label: Capitol Records
51 52 46
2000 Power to the People
  • Release date: June 13, 2000
  • Label: Cyanide Records
166 16
  • US: Gold
2006 Seven Days Live (CD)
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Cherry Red
2008 Live, Raw & Uncut
  • Release date: July 15, 2008
  • Label: Cyanide Records
8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
US Rock US Hard Rock CAN
1996 Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996
  • Release date: November 26, 1996
  • Label: Capitol Records
2001 Poison – Rock Champions
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: EMI America
2003 Best of Ballads & Blues
  • Release date: August 5, 2003
  • Label: Capitol Records
141
2006 The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
  • Release date: April 3, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Records
17 5[18] 10[18]
2010 Poison - 10 Great Songs
  • Release date: January 12, 2010 and re-released in 2014 as Poison The Millennium Collection
  • Label: l
145 40 14
2011 Double Dose: Ultimate Hits
  • Release date: May 3, 2011
  • Label: Capitol Records
23 17[19]
2013 Poison: Icon
  • Release date: March 19, 2013
  • Label:
2014 Poison: Gold
  • Release date: January 21, 2014
  • Label:
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Box sets[edit]

Year Album details
2009 Poison – Box Set (Collector's Edition)
  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: Madacy Records
2010 Nothin' But a Good Time: The Poison Collection
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Capital

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[20]
US Main
[20]
CAN
[21]
AUS
[22]
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[13]
1986 "Cry Tough" 97 Look What the Cat Dragged In
1987 "Talk Dirty to Me" 9 9 55 67
"I Want Action" 50
"I Won't Forget You" 13 38 37
"Rock and Roll All Nite" Less Than Zero (soundtrack)
1988 "Nothin' but a Good Time" 6 19 36 10 35 Open Up and Say... Ahh!
"Fallen Angel" 12 32 55 21 32 59
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" 1 11 16 18 8 20 12 13
1989 "Your Mama Don't Dance" 10 39 17 21 3 13
1990 "Unskinny Bop" 3 5 3 7 34 3 19 15 Flesh and Blood
"Something to Believe In" 4 5 3 44 38 34
"Ride the Wind" 38 25 31
1991 "Life Goes On" 35
"(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice" 88
1992 "So Tell Me Why" 25 Swallow This Live
1993 "Stand" 50 15 15 80 39 25 Native Tongue
"Until You Suffer Some" 100 32
1994 "Body Talk"
2000 "Shut Up, Make Love" 31 Crack a Smile... and More!
"Be the One"
"Power to the People" 66 Power to the People
"The Last Song"
2001 "Rockstar" Hollyweird
2002 "Squeeze Box"
2003 "Shooting Star"
2006 "We're an American Band" The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
2007 "What I Like About You" Poison'd!
"SexyBack"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Video
1989 Sight for Sore Ears
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold[15]
1991 Flesh, Blood, & Videotape
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • US: Gold
1992 Swallow This Live: Flesh & Blood World Tour
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • US: Gold
1993 Seven Days Live
  • Release date: 1993, DVD - 2006.
  • Label: Cherry Red
1999 VH1 Behind the Music: Poison
  • Release date: 1999, Re-released with extra footage in 2010.
  • Label: VH1
2001 Poison Greatest Video Hits
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: Capitol Records
2003 Nothing but a Good Time! Unauthorized
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Capitol Records
2005 Poison Video Hits
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Capitol Records
2006 The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock (DVD)
  • Release date: April 3, 2006
  • Label: EMI America
17
2008 Live, Raw & Uncut (DVD) 8[30]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
1986 "Cry Tough" John Jopson
1987 "Talk Dirty To Me" Doug Freel
"I Want Action" John Jopson
"I Wont Forget You"
1988 "Nothin' but a Good Time" Marc Reshovsky
"Fallen Angel" Marty Callner
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
1989 "Your Mamma Don't Dance"
"Good Love"
1990 "Unskinny Bop" Marty Callner
"Something to Believe In"
"Ride the Wind"
1991 "Life Goes On"
"(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice"
1992 "So Tell Me Why"
1993 "Stand"
"Until You Suffer Some (Fire & Ice)"
2000 "Power to the People" Poison
2002 "Squeeze Box"
2006 "We're An American Band" Poison
2007 "What I Like About You"

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