In 1990, Warrant released their ‘Cherry Pie’ album, and the lead single of the same name turned out to be both one of their biggest successes, and the beginning of the end for both Warrant and hair bands in general. ‘Cherry Pie’ peaked at #10 on the Hot 100 charts and the music video below was hugely popular on MTV for a while. Warrant would follow up this song with another top ten on the Hot 100 charts for ‘I Saw Red’, the second single from ‘Cherry Pie’, but that would be their last top 40 hit of their careers.
Because, at the same time ‘Cherry Pie’ was heading up the charts, some little known bands at the time like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains were about to take over the world and hair would be replaced by flannel on MTV, and most hair bands never survived the grunge invasion.
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