Retro of the day: Warrant

“Cherry Pie” is a song by the American heavy metal band Warrant. It was released in September 1990 as the lead single from the album of the same name. The song became a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 10 and also reached number 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1] The song has been cited by many as a “rock anthem”.[2] In 2009, it was named the 56th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[3]

Despite its success, a daylong MTV special on the best and worst music videos of all time, MTV’s Triumphs and Tragedies, listed the song’s video as one of the worst. Matthew Wilkening also ranked the song at No. 89 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, commenting that “A lot of people missed this song’s subtle commentary on outdated gender roles. Well, that’s because there weren’t any.

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