Stand (Poison song)

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Single by Poison
from the album Native Tongue
B-side "Whip Comes Down, Native Tongue/Scream"
Released January 4, 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Blues rock, country rock
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Richie Kotzen, Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett
Producer(s) Richie Zito
Poison singles chronology
"So Tell Me Why"
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"Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"
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"So Tell Me Why"
(January 6, 1992)
(January 4, 1993)
"Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"
(March 28, 1993)

"Stand" is a song recorded by American band Poison, written by Richie Kotzen prior to joining the band. It was the 1st single from their 1993 Native Tongue album. The song reached number 15 on the Mainstream rock chart, #35 on the top 40 mainstream chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song also charted at number 25 on the UK Singles chart,[2] it was also the first Poison single and music video to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen. The song fuses elements of country rock and gospel music; the album version includes the Los Angeles First A.M.E. Church choir on backing vocals.

The single's B-side, When The Whip Comes Down, hasn't featured on any Poison album to date.

This is the only song released by the band not featuring the classic lineup that is still performed by the band in concert.[citation needed]

An acoustic version of the song appears as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Richie Kotzen's Acoustic Cuts. It features the original lyrics, which include an additional verse.


"Stand" is on the following albums.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993-94) Peak
Swiss Music Charts 39
UK Singles Chart 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15


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