I Won't Forget You

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For the single by Jim Reeves, see I Won't Forget You (Jim Reeves song).
"I Won't Forget You"
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Single by Poison
from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In
B-side Blame It On You
Released August 5, 1987
Format 7 inch vinyl, CD single, digital download
Recorded 1986
Genre Glam metal, blues rock
Length 3:44
Label Enigma/Capitol Records
Writer(s) Dall; Deville; Michaels; Rockett
Producer(s) Ric Browde
Poison singles chronology
"I Want Action"
"I Won't Forget You"
"Rock and Roll All Nite

"I Won't Forget You" is the fourth single and power ballad from Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In.

Released as a single in 1987 on the Enigma label of Capitol Records, and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song, along with "Talk Dirty to Me," "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.[2] It was the band's first Power Ballad and is considered a classic in the power ballad genre. Despite the song's success it was dropped from the band's live shows in 1988 and didn't return to the setlist until 2003 as noted by vocalist Bret Michaels in 2003 when the band was about to play the song.


"I Won't Forget You" is on the following albums.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13


  1. ^ "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "POISON Responds To Song Theft Allegations". Blabbermouth.net. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 29 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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