Forever (Kiss song)
|Single by Kiss|
|from the album Hot in the Shade|
|Released||January 5, 1990 (US)|
Hollywood, CA: 1989
|Label||Mercury 876 716 (US)|
|Writer(s)||Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton|
|Producer(s)||Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley|
|Kiss singles chronology|
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.
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, 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.
"Forever" is also on the following Kiss albums:
- Alive III - Live version
- The Box Set
- The Very Best of Kiss
- The Best of Kiss, Volume 2: The Millennium Collection'
- Kiss Symphony: Alive IV - Live version
- Kiss Best - Kissology - 2008 re-recorded studio version
|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
|End of year chart (1990)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||92|