It often contains repetitive refrains and a series of four-line stanzas.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement If you've heard of Warrant and we're not being judgmental, but we're guessing that's maybe only half of youyou know them for one song and one song alone: Continue Reading Below Advertisement In the video, lead singer Jani Lane prances around with his feathered hair, making cartoon character faces and singing to his four shirtless friends about how much he loves female genitalia.
The lyrics are interwoven with complex, subtle imagery, such as a titular piece of cherry pie falling into a woman's crotch before she is sprayed in the face with a fire hose.
Due to its undeniable catchiness and the video's heavy rotation on MTV, "Cherry Pie" became the band's signature song and was eventually named by VH1 as the 56th greatest hard rock song of all timebecause VH1 clearly doesn't understand what "hard rock" is.
Could we maybe spell the word 'vagina' in newborn babies on her crotch? And that if Jani Lane had gotten his way, "Cherry Pie" would never have existed. Following the commercial success of their debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking RichWarrant went in to record their anticipated sophomore effort.
While everyone in the band was happy with the end result, the record label was worried that the disc didn't have a clear hit single.
So, they told Lane to get his bug-eyed, Bret-Michaels-doppleganging ass back into the studio and write them a toe-tapping jam they could use to move units. He responded by writing "Cherry Pie" in 15 minutes on the back of a pizza boxwhich was meant as a thinly veiled "fuck you" to the label executives "I Dare You to Play This Pussy Ballad on the Radio" was presumably the song's original title.
Getty "Oh, and you know how you wanted me to be a pretty boy frontman? You might want to sit down. Understandably, Lane held a bit of a grudge for being eternally associated with a song he was forced to write, despite the fact that its massive success undoubtedly led to a deluge of "research material" for future compositions: Continue Reading Below Advertisement "I hate that song.
I had no intention of writing that song I could shoot myself in the fucking head for writing that song.
The intervening two decades evidently did not do enough to teach him to be grateful for every morsel of fame the universe chose to bestow upon his ridiculous band. However, his words proved to be eerily prophetic -- Lane died inand the upcoming biopic about his life is called Cherry Pie Guy.Writing a Ballad Worksheet.
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