Forever (Kiss song)
|Single by Kiss|
|from the album Hot in the Shade|
|Released||January 5, 1990|
|Studio||The Fortress, Hollywood, California|
|Label||Mercury (876 716)|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul Stanley, Michael Bolton|
|Producer(s)||Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley|
|Kiss singles chronology|
"Forever" 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 on April 21, 1990, 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 40 American single. It also reached number 17 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks on March 17, 1990.
"Forever" is also on the following Kiss albums:
- Alive III - Live version
- The Box Set
- The Very Best of Kiss
- The Best of Kiss, Volume 2: The Millennium Collection'
- Kiss Symphony: Alive IV - Live version
- Kiss Best - Kissology - 2008 re-recorded studio version
- Paul Stanley - Vocals, acoustic guitar
- Gene Simmons - Bass, backing vocals
- Bruce Kulick - Electric guitar, backing vocals
- Eric Carr - drums, backing vocals
- Phil Ashley - keyboards
|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|
|US Billboard Hot 100||92|