Greatest Kiss

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Greatest Kiss
Greatest KISS.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 8, 1997
Recorded1973-1996
GenreHard rock
Length56:04
LabelMercury
ProducerVarious
Kiss chronology
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
(1988)
Greatest Kiss
(1997)
The Very Best of Kiss
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Greatest Kiss is a compilation album of greatest hits by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was released in 1997 on Mercury.

Background[edit]

Along with You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!, this album was issued to coincide with the group's 1996–97 Alive/Worldwide Tour. The US version covers only selected hits from 1974 to 1980, with an exclusive live version of "Shout It Out Loud"; the non-US releases include the band's 1992 hit "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II."

Track listing[edit]

US version[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Detroit Rock City"Paul Stanley, Bob EzrinStanley3:38
2."Hard Luck Woman"StanleyPeter Criss3:35
3."Sure Know Something"Stanley, Vini PonciaStanley4:02
4."Deuce"Gene SimmonsSimmons3:42
5."Do You Love Me?"Stanley, Ezrin, Kim FowleyStanley3:34
6."I Was Made for Lovin' You"Stanley, Desmond Child, PonciaStanley4:30
7."Calling Dr. Love"SimmonsSimmons3:46
8."Christine Sixteen"SimmonsSimmons3:12
9."Beth"Criss, Ezrin, Stan PenridgeCriss2:46
10."Strutter"Simmons, StanleyStanley3:12
11."Cold Gin"Ace FrehleySimmons4:22
12."Plaster Caster"SimmonsSimmons3:27
13."Rock and Roll All Nite"Stanley, SimmonsSimmons2:53
14."Flaming Youth"Ezrin, Frehley, Simmons, StanleyStanley3:00
15."Two Sides of the Coin"FrehleyFrehley3:15
16."Shout It Out Loud (Live '96)"Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons3:39
  • Track 16 recorded live at Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI, on June 28, 1996
  • Produced by Kiss and Eddie Kramer

European and Australian version[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Detroit Rock City"Stanley, EzrinStanley3:38
2."Black Diamond"StanleyCriss5:14
3."Hard Luck Woman"StanleyCriss3:35
4."Sure Know Something"Stanley, PonciaStanley4:02
5."Love Gun"StanleyStanley3:16
6."Deuce"SimmonsSimmons3:42
7."Goin' Blind"Simmons, Stephen CoronelSimmons3:36
8."Shock Me"FrehleyFrehley3:47
9."Do You Love Me?"Stanley, Ezrin, FowleyStanley3:34
10."She"Simmons, CoronelSimmons4:08
11."I Was Made for Lovin' You"Stanley, Child, PonciaStanley4:30
12."Shout It Out Loud (Live '96)"Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons3:39
13."God of Thunder"StanleySimmons4:15
14."Calling Dr. Love"SimmonsSimmons3:46
15."Beth"Criss, Ezrin, PenridgeCriss2:46
16."Strutter"Simmons, StanleyStanley3:12
17."Rock and Roll All Nite"Stanley, SimmonsSimmons2:53
18."Cold Gin"FrehleySimmons4:22
19."Plaster Caster"SimmonsSimmons3:27
20."God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"Russ Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons5:20

Japanese version[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Detroit Rock City"Stanley, EzrinStanley3:38
2."Black Diamond"StanleyCriss5:14
3."Hard Luck Woman"StanleyCriss3:35
4."Sure Know Something"Stanley, PonciaStanley4:02
5."Love Gun"StanleyStanley3:16
6."Deuce"SimmonsSimmons3:42
7."Goin' Blind"Simmons, CoronelSimmons3:36
8."Shock Me"FrehleyFrehley3:47
9."Do You Love Me?"Stanley, Ezrin, FowleyStanley3:34
10."She"Simmons, CoronelSimmons4:08
11."I Was Made for Lovin' You"Stanley, Child, PonciaStanley4:30
12."Shout It Out Loud (Live '96)"Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons3:39
13."God of Thunder"StanleySimmons4:15
14."Calling Dr. Love"SimmonsSimmons3:46
15."Beth"Criss, Ezrin, PenridgeCriss2:46
16."Strutter"Simmons, StanleyStanley3:12
17."Rock and Roll All Nite"Stanley, SimmonsSimmons2:53
18."C'mon and Love Me"StanleyStanley2:59
19."Rock Bottom"Stanley, FrehleyStanley3:55
20."God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons5:20

Mexican version[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Detroit Rock City"Stanley, EzrinStanley3:38
2."Black Diamond"StanleyCriss5:14
3."Hard Luck Woman"StanleyCriss3:35
4."Sure Know Something"Stanley, PonciaStanley4:02
5."Love Gun"StanleyStanley3:16
6."Deuce"SimmonsSimmons3:42
7."Goin' Blind"Simmons, CoronelSimmons3:36
8."2000 Man" (The Rolling Stones cover)Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsFrehley4:53
9."Do You Love Me?"Stanley, Ezrin, FowleyStanley3:34
10."She"Simmons, CoronelSimmons4:08
11."I Was Made for Lovin' You"Stanley, Child, PonciaStanley4:30
12."Shout It Out Loud (Live '96)"Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons3:39
13."God of Thunder"StanleySimmons4:15
14."Calling Dr. Love"SimmonsSimmons3:46
15."Beth"Criss, Ezrin, PenridgeCriss2:46
16."Strutter"Simmons, StanleyStanley3:12
17."Rock and Roll All Nite"Stanley, SimmonsSimmons2:53
18."I Want You"StanleyStanley3:02
19."Plaster Caster"SimmonsSimmons3:27
20."God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"Ballard, Stanley, Simmons, EzrinStanley, Simmons5:20
  • Note: The Mexican release has the European track listing misprinted on the packaging.

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (1997) Position
Billboard 200[2] 77
Chart (1996) Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[3] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[4]
As Greatest Hits
Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Kiss - Kiss | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Greatest Kiss - Kiss | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ "ARIA chart history-Kiss albums database". Retrieved February 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Kiss – Greatest Hits". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.