Forever (Kiss song)

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"Forever"
KISS forever single cover.jpg
Single by Kiss
from the album Hot in the Shade
Released January 5, 1990
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1989
Studio The Fortress, Hollywood, California
Genre Glam metal
Length 3:50
Label Mercury (876 716)
Songwriter(s) Paul Stanley, Michael Bolton
Producer(s) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"Hide Your Heart"
(1989)
"Forever"
(1990)
"Rise to It"
(1990)
"Hide Your Heart"
(1989)
"Forever"
(1990)
"Rise to It"
(1990)
Music video
"Forever" on YouTube

"Forever" is a song by the American rock band Kiss. It was released as the second single from the 1989 album Hot in the Shade.

Background[edit]

The song was co-written by Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton.

Musically, "Forever" is a power ballad. It begins with Stanley singing over an acoustic guitar intro, with the rest of the band joining during the first chorus.

The song was remixed at Electric Lady Recording Studios in New York, by Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson for commercial release as a single. A music video was released to promote the song. It received heavy airplay on MTV, attaining the #1 position on the channel's "Most Requested Videos" show several times. The clip is perhaps the most understated video Kiss has released, as it shows the band playing the song in an empty room.

"Forever" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[1] making it the group's first US Top 40 single since "I Was Made for Lovin' You" reached number 11 in 1979. It was the band's seventh and, to date, last Top 20 American single. It also reached number 17 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1]

Other appearances[edit]

"Forever" is also on the following Kiss albums:

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Stanley - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gene Simmons - backing vocals
  • Bruce Kulick - lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Carr - drums, backing vocals
  • Phil Ashley - keyboards

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990–91) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 38
Canadian Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 65
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard singles chart history-Kiss". Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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