Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison

There's a commercial on TV at the moment that uses this song in the background.  I honestly can't remember a thing about the ad, even though I've probably seen it 20 times (which supports my theory that commercials don't actually work); I think it's either for an airline or car insurance.  Regardless, it's got Every Rose Has It's Thorn stuck in my head.

I remember the first time I heard of the band Poison was in a middle school social studies class.  We were doing an exercise in which we had to "interview" somebody in the class that we hardly knew.  I got paired with a girl who would later be described as slightly "goth," but at the time that word didn't really exist yet.  When I asked her what music she liked, she said "Poison."  I thought she was referring to the Bel Biv Devoe song.

While searching youtube just now I discovered that Miley Cyrus did a cover of Poison's song.  I'm not ashamed to admit I kind of love it, and I'm honestly shocked I didn't already know it existed.  For the purists here's the original video, but below is Miley performing it in Central Park with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels:

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