Pretty Poison

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This article is about the band. For the 1968 film of the same name, see Pretty Poison (film).
Pretty Poison
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Dance-pop, freestyle
Years active 1981–present
Labels Virgin, Svengali
Members Jade Starling
Whey Cooler
Kaya Pryor

Pretty Poison is an American dance group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Group members are Jade Starling (lead vocalist); Whey Cooler (real name Vince Andrews, keyboardist/guitarist); and Kaya Pryor (percussionist).

Pretty Poison are best known for their only hit "Catch Me (I'm Falling)", a top 10 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.


They charted for the first time in 1984 with the song "Nighttime", which hit number 14 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. "Nighttime" was released on the band's own Svengali record label. In 1987 their song "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" was featured in the Jon Cryer movie Hiding Out, and with heavy MTV exposure, it became a top 10 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #8. The song also went to #1 on the dance chart. The B-side contained a shorter "Spanish Mix" vocal. A re-recorded version of "Nighttime" became their second Hot 100 hit, climbing to number 36. Pretty Poison opened for The Clockmen in May 1986 at Drexel University's "Battle of the Bands".

Pretty Poison had several more dance chart entries, the most recent being a new version of "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" which hit #43 in 1998.

February 2009 saw the release of new song "Finga Lickin' Good" on iTunes. A new CD was scheduled for release in the summer.



  • "Gimme Gimme Your Autograph/Kill You" (1981 Poison Pops)
  • "No Tears/Sakii" (1982 "The Bob Magazine" flexidisc)
  • "Expiration/The Realm of Existence" (1983 Svengali Records)
  • "Nighttime" (1984 Svengali Records)
  • "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" (1987 Svengali Records/Virgin Records)
  • "Nighttime" (1988 Virgin Records)
  • "When I Look Into Your Eyes" (1988 Virgin Records)
  • "Catch Me I'm Falling '98" (1998 Svengali Records)
  • "Better, Better, Be Good To Me" (1992 Svengali Records)
  • "Finga Lickin' Good" (2009)



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