Crazy Crazy Nights

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"Crazy Crazy Nights"
Crazy Crazy Nights.jpg
Single by Kiss
from the album Crazy Nights
B-side "No, No, No"
Released August 18, 1987
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded 1987, One on One Recording Studios,
Canoga Park, California
Length 3:45
Label Mercury (US)
Songwriter(s) Adam Mitchell/ Paul Stanley
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Kiss singles chronology
"Tears Are Falling" / "Any Way You Slice It"
(1985)
"Crazy Crazy Nights" / "No, No, No"
(1987)
"Reason to Live" / "Thief in the Night"
(1987)
"Tears Are Falling" / "Any Way You Slice It"
(1985)
"Crazy Crazy Nights" / "No, No, No"
(1987)
"Reason to Live" / "Thief in the Night"
(1987)

"Crazy Crazy Nights" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was originally released on the outfit's 1987 album Crazy Nights.

Background[edit]

The song was a regular staple at the group's concerts, up until Eric Carr's passing in November 1991. However, due to constant requests from fans, the song returned to the set-list on the 2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour.

Music video[edit]

A music video was directed by Jean Pellerin and Doug Freel. It was filmed on August 8, 1987 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. The video shows the band performing on a giant stage in front of a crowd.

The KISS fans that were present that day got free tickets through the radio station KNAC. During the filming, the fans would party between takes to maintain the energy of the setting and event. The band also gave the audience a mini concert wherein they played some of their singles like Cold Gin, Lick It Up, Detroit Rock City, and Whole Lotta Love.

It was featured in the "Crazy Nights" home video.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The single peaked at number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States on 31 October 1987,[2] and at number 37 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] "Crazy Crazy Nights" was more commercially successful in the United Kingdom, as it peaked at #4, proving to be Kiss' first Top 10 single in the UK.

Popular culture[edit]

Darts player Wes Newton uses the song as his walk-on song.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crazy Crazy Nights info". 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard singles chart history-Kiss". Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "World Matchplay: Wes Newton inspired by Blackpool crowd". BBC. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2013.