Forever (Kiss song)

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"Forever"
Single by Kiss
from the album Hot in the Shade
Released January 5, 1990 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded The Fortress,
Hollywood, CA: 1989
Genre Soft Rock
Length 3:50
Label Mercury 876 716 (US)
Writer(s) Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton
Producer(s) Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"Hide Your Heart" / "Betrayed" (US)
(1989)
"Forever" / "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away"
(1990)
"Rise to It" / "Silver Spoon"
(1990)

"Forever" is a power ballad by the American rock band Kiss. It was released as the second single from the 1989 album Hot in the Shade.

Background[edit]

The track was co-written by guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and singer/songwriter Michael Bolton. Bolton was then at the peak of his commercial popularity and had performed with guitarist Bruce Kulick previous to Kiss.

Musically, "Forever" is a power ballad. It begins with Stanley singing over an acoustic guitar intro, with the full band coming in for the first refrain.

The song was remixed at Electric Lady Recording Studios in New York, by Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson (musician) for commercial release as a single. A music video was released to promote the song. It received heavy airplay on MTV, attaining the #1 position on the channel's "Most Requested Videos" show several times. The clip is perhaps the most understated video Kiss has released, as it shows the band (then consisting of Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr) playing the song in an empty room.

"Forever" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[1] making it the group's first US Top 40 single since "I Was Made for Lovin' You" reached number 11 in 1979. It was the band's seventh and, to date, last Top 20 American single. It also reached number 17 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1]

Other appearances[edit]

"Forever" is also on the following Kiss albums:

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 38
Canadian Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 65
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 17

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard singles chart history-Kiss". Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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