"Hard Luck Woman" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss and the lead single from their 1976 album, Rock and Roll Over. The song was originally written by Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley as a possible track for Rod Stewart, but after the success of the ballad "Beth", Kiss decided to keep it for themselves as a follow-up.
Sung by drummer Peter Criss, the band was trying to follow the success of the hit single "Beth" released earlier in the year by releasing another love song sung by Criss. The plan worked, as the single proved to be a Top 20 hit in the U.S., peaking at #15.
A "live" version of "Hard Luck Woman" appears on Kiss's 1977 Alive II album; although, it was later revealed that the song was recorded in an empty warehouse with an audience overdub for a live feel.
Cover versions 
- Danish heavy metal band Pretty Maids covered this song on their 1997 album, Spooked.
- With Kanako Nakayama, Redd Kross covered this song on the 1998 tribute album, Kiss Tribute In Japan
- Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters did a cover version on their 2005 album "Long Playing".
- ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp. KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography, Warner Books, 2003. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
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