Hell or Hallelujah

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"Hell or Hallelujah"
Single by Kiss
from the album Monster
Released July 2, 2012 (International)
July 3, 2012 (US)
Recorded April 2011 - 2012 at Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 4:07
Label Universal
Writer(s) Paul Stanley
Producer(s) Paul Stanley, Greg Collins
Kiss singles chronology
"Never Enough"
(2010)
"Hell or Hallelujah"
(2012)
"Long Way Down"
(2012)

"Hell or Hallelujah" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss on their 20th studio album Monster. It was released as the first single from the album, internationally on July 2, 2012 and in the US on July 3, 2012.[1] The song, which is of autobiographical content,[1] was performed for the first time in concert in London on July 4, 2012.

Background[edit]

"Hell or Hallelujah" was one of the first songs from the Monster album to be officially mentioned by a member of the band, when during an interview with 95.5 KLOS Gene Simmons in April 2011 named it and "Wall of Sound" as one of the songs that are possible for inclusion on the album.[2] However, the original title of the song was "Tell Her Hallelujah".

Music video[edit]

Kiss released a lyric video to their YouTube channel on July 3, 2012. The video consists of a slideshow of the band's photos topped with the song's lyrics.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak position
Rock (America's Music Charts)[4] 6
Canada: Active Rock (America's Music Charts)[5] 21
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks [6] 36

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiss to unleash a Monster in October!. kissonline.com. 06-30-12. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  2. ^ New Song Titles Revealed. kissonfire.net. 05-02-12. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Hart, Josh (2012-07-03). "Kiss Premiere Lyric Video for New Single "Hell or Hallelujah"". Guitar World. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  4. ^ "America's Music Chart's: Rock - August 1. 2012". Americasmusiccharts.com. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - July 24, 2012". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.ca. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Kiss Chart history".