Cradle Of Love

Billy Idol

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"Cradle of Love" is a rock song written by Billy Idol and David Werner for Idol's 1990 fourth studio album Charmed Life. The song is the album's sixth track, and was released as its first single. The song became one of Idol's biggest hits in the United States, where it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, but stalled at #34 in Idol's native UK. It was also Idol's first, and (so far) only #1 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S. The song was featured on the soundtrack of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. It was nominated for Rock Vocal Performance, Male at the 32nd Grammy Awards. It was well received by critics, and was frequently cited as a highlight of the album. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered this song as the opening track to their 1991 album The Chipmunks Rock the House. In 1992, "Weird Al" Yankovic included the chorus as the first song in his polka medley "Polka Your Eyes Out" from his album Off the Deep End. Music and lyrics"Cradle of Love" is a rock song composed in common time and in the key of Bb major.[1] The song title is based on the saying "robbing the cradle."[2] The video, directed by David Fincher, features footage of Idol singing in large frames throughout an apartment. The director made the decision to film Idol from the waist up as he was unable to walk from a motorcycle accident that had happened in February 1990.[3] It also features Betsy Lynn George as a teenager who tries to seduce a modest and mild mannered businessman played by Joshua Townshend-Zellner. The film makes use of clips from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, but as Andrew Dice Clay (who played Fairlane) had been banned from MTV, he is not shown in any of the clips. The video was a huge hit and was placed in heavy rotation on MTV. Idol and George recreated the opening of the video for the 1991 American Music Awards. At the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was nominated for Best Male Video and Best Special Effects and won the award for Best Video from a Film.[4] This video was voted #33 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Video Moments.

Lyrics:

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Well- ow! Rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Yes, the cradle of love don't rock easily, it's true Well, rock the cradle of love I rocked the cradle of love Yes, the cradle of love don't rock easily, it's true Well now It burned like a ball on fire When the rebel took a little child bride To tease, yeah, so go easy, yeah Ow! 'Cause love cuts a million ways Shakes the devil when he misbehaves I ain't nobody's fool Come on, shake it up Whatever I do Rorwar! Rock the cradle of love (whoo!) Rock the cradle of love Yes, the cradle of love don't rock easily, it's true (oo, yeah, ow!) Sent from heaven above, that's right To rob the cradle of love Yes, the pages of love don't talk decently, it's true Yeah-ow! Flesh for your Romeo Ah yeah, baby I hear you moan It's easy y'know how to please me, yeah Ow! 'Cause love starts my rollin' train You can't stop it It ain't in vain I ain't nobody's fool Come on, shake it up Whatever I do Ha ha! Whoo! Oooh, yeah These are the wages of love I know, rock the cradle of love (All right) These are the wages of love Ooh yeah Rock the cradle Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, ow! [Guitar solo] Whoo! [?] Psycho, baby[?] Take a look, baby[?] Ow! Well, it burned like a ball on fire When the rebel took a little child bride To tease, yeah, to know how to please you, yeah Ow! Well my love starts a rollin' train You can't stop it It ain't in vain I ain't nobody's fool Come on, shake it up Whatever I do o-o-ow! Rock the cradle of love Rock the cradle of love Sent from heaven above That's right To rock the cradle of love, ow! Rock the cradle of love Yeah, cradle of love That's me, mama I robbed the devil of love All right Cradle of love Ow! If you tease me tonight If you might sleaze me, all right If you appease me tonight And let me ease you Yeah, ow! Rock the cradle of love Ooo yeah Cradle of love All right I'll snatch you back from salvation soul, mama [?] Yeah wow