Welcome to My Nightmare (song)

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"Welcome to My Nightmare"
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Welcome to My Nightmare
B-side"Cold Ethyl"
ReleasedOctober 1975
GenreRock, disco
5:19 (album version)

2:48 (single version)

LabelAtlantic Records 3298
Songwriter(s)Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin
Producer(s)Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Department of Youth"
"Welcome to My Nightmare"
"I Never Cry"

"Welcome to My Nightmare" is the title track to Alice Cooper's eighth studio album. The song is written by Cooper, Dick Wagner and Bob Ezrin. It peaked at 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song itself mixes elements from disco,[2] jazz, hard rock, and keeps a "heavy-yet-funky beat". Cooper would later perform the song on The Muppet Show. The tune was placed tenth on a list AOL Radio made of the "10 Best Halloween Songs".[3]

Acoustic guitar is played by Dick Wagner, bass by Tony Levin, clarinet by Jozef Chirowski, drums by Johnny "Bee" Badanjek, and electric guitar by Steve Hunter.[4]

Cover versions[edit]

Ronnie James Dio. Steve Lukather, Bob Kulick, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo and Paul Taylor covered the song on the 1999 tribute album Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper.[5]


  1. ^ "Alice Cooper > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  2. ^ "Welcome to My Nightmare". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  3. ^ Anderson, Sara D. "10 Best Halloween Songs". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  4. ^ "Alice Cooper (2) - Welcome To My Nightmare (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs.com. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  5. ^ "Interview With Ronnie James Dio & Joey Demaio (Manowar)". Pages.infinit.net. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

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