Talk Dirty to Me

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For the film, see Talk Dirty to Me (film). For the song by Jason Derulo, see Talk Dirty (Jason Derulo song).
Not to be confused with Don't Talk Dirty to Me.
"Talk Dirty to Me"
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Single by Poison
from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In
B-side Want Some, Need Some
Released February 18, 1987
Format 7 inch vinyl, CD single, digital download
Recorded 1986
Genre Glam metal, punk rock
Length 3:44
Label Enigma/Capitol Records
Writer(s) Dall; DeVille; Michaels; Rockett
Producer(s) Ric Browde
Poison singles chronology
"Cry Tough"
(August 5, 1986)
"Talk Dirty to Me"
(February 18, 1987)
"I Want Action"
(May 20, 1987)

"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.[1]

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.[2]


"Talk Dirty to Me" is on the following albums.




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

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