Talk Dirty to Me
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|"Talk Dirty to Me"|
|Single by Poison|
|from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In|
|B-side||"Want Some, Need Some"|
|Released||February 18, 1987|
|Poison singles chronology|
"Talk Dirty to Me" is the second single from Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In. It was the band's first big international hit. It is a staple on their live shows and was named by VH1 the 40th greatest hard rock song of all time. It is considered a glam metal classic and is often heard on rock radio stations around the globe. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first top 40 hit in the United States. The single has since been certified platinum.
The song, along with "I Won't Forget You", "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.
"Talk Dirty to Me" is on the following albums:
- Look What the Cat Dragged In
- Swallow This Live (live version)
- Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996
- Crack a Smile... and More! (Unplugged)
- Power to the People (live version)
- The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
- Look What the Cat Dragged In – 20th Anniversary Edition
- Children of Bodom on the Japanese release of Are You Dead Yet? and appearing again on their covers album Skeletons in the Closet, but on European version.
- Judy Reyes and Sam Lloyd as a cappella version during Scrubs
- Jughead's Revenge on the album Punk Goes Metal.
- Reel Big Fish on their cover album Fame, Fortune and Fornication.
- Static-X as a free download via a code when the Best Buy exclusive version of Cult of Static is purchased.
- "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards) Billboard singles".
- "POISON Responds To Song Theft Allegations". Blabbermouth.net. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.