The Very Best of Kiss

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The Very Best Of Kiss
Greatest hits album by Kiss
Released August 27, 2002
Recorded 1973–1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 75:09
Label Mercury
UTV
Producer Bill Levenson
Kiss chronology
Greatest Kiss
(1997)
The Very Best of Kiss
(2002)
The Best of Kiss: The Millennium Collection
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Very Best of Kiss is a compilation album by the American rock band Kiss. It was released on August 27, 2002. It contains 21 of the most popular Kiss tracks, all previously released.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals, original album Length
1. "Strutter"   Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Paul Stanley, Kiss 3:13
2. "Deuce"   Simmons Gene Simmons, Kiss 3:06
3. "Got to Choose"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Hotter Than Hell 3:56
4. "Hotter Than Hell"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Hotter Than Hell 3:31
5. "C'mon and Love Me"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Dressed to Kill 2:59
6. "Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)"   Stanley, Simmons Gene Simmons, Alive! 4:04
7. "Detroit Rock City (Remix)"   Stanley, Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley, Double Platinum 3:39
8. "Shout It Out Loud"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons, Destroyer 2:50
9. "Beth"   Peter Criss, Ezrin, Stan Penridge Peter Criss, Destroyer 2:48
10. "I Want You"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Rock and Roll Over 3:06
11. "Calling Dr. Love"   Simmons Gene Simmons, Rock and Roll Over 3:46
12. "Hard Luck Woman"   Stanley Peter Criss, Rock and Roll Over 3:34
13. "I Stole Your Love"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Love Gun 3:05
14. "Christine Sixteen"   Simmons Gene Simmons, Love Gun 3:14
15. "Love Gun"   Stanley Paul Stanley, Love Gun 3:18
16. "New York Groove"   Russ Ballard Ace Frehley, Ace Frehley 3:03
17. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"   Stanley, Desmond Child, Vini Poncia Paul Stanley, Dynasty 4:31
18. "I Love It Loud"   Vinnie Vincent, Simmons Gene Simmons, Creatures of the Night 4:17
19. "Lick It Up"   Vincent, Stanley Paul Stanley, Lick It Up 3:58
20. "Forever"   Stanley, Michael Bolton Paul Stanley, Hot in the Shade 3:52
21. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II"   Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin, Ballard Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons, Revenge 5:19

Personnel[edit]

with

not credited, but does appear

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (2002) Position
Finland's Official List[3] 25
Top 100 Mexico[3] 94
Norway Album Chart[4] 16
Sweden Albums Top 60[3] 30
US Billboard 200[5] 52
US Top Hard Rock Albums[5] 22
US Top Pop Catalog[5] 29

The album has sold over 800,000 copies in the U.S, according to the Neilson Soundscan, but never certified gold.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Gold 20,000x

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]