Friday, September 2, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: WARRANT - CHERRY PIE

Cherry Pie
"Cherry Pie" is a song by the American glam metal band Warrant. "Cherry Pie" is the titular track from Warrant's album Cherry Pie, and both were released in 1990.

"Cherry Pie," Warrant's most well-known song, was not actually planned to be put on the album. Joey Allen of Warrant has stated that the album was originally going to be called "Quality You Can Taste" (Frontman Jani Lane recalled this differently, stating that the title was supposed to be "Uncle Tom's Cabin"), but the president of Columbia Records, Don Ienner, wanted a rock anthem, so he called Jani Lane. (According to Lane he wanted a "Love in an Elevator" type song.)

Lane wrote "Cherry Pie" in about fifteen minutes. Allen stated that "...the whole marketing and everything for that record changed. It was definitely driven by the label and not the band. The song was written down on a pizza box which is now on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Destin, FL, part of the Destin Commons. The guitar solo was played by C.C. Deville as a favor to Jani, who was a long-time friend.

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