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"Fallen Angel" is the second single from Open Up and Say...Ahh!, Americanmarker hair metal band Poison's second album. The b-side of the seven inch was "Bad to Be Good".

Released as a single in 1988 on Capitol Recordsmarker. it made #12 on the Billboard Hot 100., making it the only single from the album not to reach the Top Ten.

The song is about a young girl who grew up in a small town and goes to Los Angelesmarker to try to make it as an actress. While there she abandons her old life...

Music Video

The music video to "Fallen Angel" mostly follows the lyrics to the song, and was in heavy rotation on MTV. In the video, an unnamed girl (played by model and then aspiring singer/actress Susie Hatton, who was dating Michaels at the time) tells her family that she is leaving for California at the end of the week. She arrives in Los Angeles with a suitcase in tow. The girl eventually catches the eye of a guy who manages a modeling agency and who offers her a job. She becomes a success, but feels like she is selling out her morals for fame. The girl and the manager start dating, but when he starts getting friendly with other ladies at a party, she leaves. He tries to get her back, but the girl gives him a kick in the groin, and walks off. She is back on the streets, but is picked up by Bret Michaels on a motorcycle and rides off into an unknown future. As her story ends, another girl arrives in Hollywoodmarker hoping to find fame and fortune.


"Fallen Angel" is included on the following albums:

Cover versions

Punk rockers MxPx released a cover of the song on their 2009 album On the Cover II. Their version featured guest appearances by Craig Owens of Chiodos and Stephen Egerton of Descendents.

Chart performance

Chart (1988) Peak
Australian ARIA Charts 21
UK Singles Chart 59
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 32


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