Kiss You All Over

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"Kiss You All Over"
Single by Exile
from the album Mixed Emotions
B-side Don't Do It (US)
There's Been A Change (UK)
Released 1978 (1978)
Format 7" single
Genre Soft rock
Label Warner/Curb Records (US)
RAK Records (UK)

"Kiss You All Over" is a 1978 song performed by the group Exile. It was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. It was included on the band's album Mixed Emotions, and it featured Jimmy Stokley and guitarist JP Pennington on lead vocals. It was a number one single in the United States, but proved to be Exile's only big hit in the pop rock market. In England, the song was released on Mickie Most's RAK Records, and there it peaked at number 6.[1] In this song, a string synthesizer is used.

Stokley left the band in 1979, and the remaining members took a decidedly more country direction with the dawning of the 1980s. Following the chart-topping performance of "Kiss You All Over", in 1979 "You Thrill Me" reached #40 (UK no. 67) and "How Could This Go Wrong", #88 on the charts. "Take Me Down" peaked at #3 on the Euro Hit 40 in the mid-'80s.[citation needed]

Cover versions[edit]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song was featured in the films Happy Gilmore, Man on the Moon and Employee of the Month. It was also used in 2007 on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada during a montage of Stanley Cup celebrations at the conclusion of the final game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


  1. ^ Retrieved 2014-04-11.
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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 191. 
Preceded by
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Exile version)
September 30, 1978 - October 21, 1978
Succeeded by
"Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder
Preceded by
"Rivers of Babylon" by Boney M.
New Zealand Singles Chart number one (Exile version)
15 October 1978 - 5 November 1978
Succeeded by
"Substitute" by Clout
Preceded by
"Rasputin" by Boney M.
Australian Kent Music Report number one single (Exile version)
18 December 1978
Succeeded by
"Y.M.C.A." by Village People
Preceded by
"Circles" by Kimara Lovelace
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (No Mercy version)
January 31, 1998
Succeeded by
"Together Again" by Janet Jackson