Hide Your Heart (song)

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"Hide Your Heart"
Hide Your Heart Front Cover.jpg
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Hide Your Heart
ReleasedMay 9, 1988
Format7"
Recorded1987-1988
GenreRock
Length4:25
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Holly Knight
Producer(s)Desmond Child
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"The Best"
(1988)
"Hide Your Heart"
(1988)
"Save Up All Your Tears"
(1988)

Hide Your Heart is a song by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, released on her 1988 album Hide Your Heart. The song is written by Kiss' rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley, Desmond Child and Holly Knight. Although the song failed to chart (except in Finland), it has appeared on several compilations.

Background[edit]

Written by Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Holly Knight, "Hide Your Heart" was originally rejected for Kiss' 1987 album Crazy Nights.[1] Stanley offered the song to other artists, with Bonnie Tyler recording it first for her album Hide Your Heart. The song later appeared on Hot in the Shade, the same month Ace Frehley's Trouble Walkin' album was released which also features a cover of "Hide Your Heart".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Finland The Official Finnish Charts[2] 22

Appearances[edit]

"Hide Your Heart" appears on following Bonnie Tyler albums:

Kiss version[edit]

"Hide Your Heart"
Hide Your Heart cover.jpg
Single by Kiss
from the album Hot in the Shade
ReleasedOctober 17, 1989
RecordedAugust 1989
GenreHard rock
Length4:25
LabelMercury
Vertigo (Europe)
Songwriter(s)Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Holly Knight
Producer(s)Gene Simmons &
Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"(You Make Me) Rock Hard"
(1988)
"Hide Your Heart" / "Betrayed"
(1989)
"Forever" (Remix) / "The Street Giveth & the Street Taketh Away"
(1990)

Kiss' version of "Hide Your Heart" is the third of four versions released in 1989. The first version was by Molly Hatchet on their album Lightning Strikes Twice, released on September 6. The second version was by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, featured on his fourth studio album Trouble Walkin' which was released only four days before Kiss' Hot in the Shade. The last version of the song was by Robin Beck, released on November 9 on her album Trouble Or Nothin'. A music video was filmed on top of the Hotel Royale in Los Angeles.[3] The song wasn't a big success on radio, charting its highest number 59 in the United Kingdom and reaching number 22 on the U.S. album rock charts. It was however a very popular music video on MTV. Paul Stanley performed the song during his 2006 solo tour in support of his album Live to Win and appears on his live album/DVD One Live Kiss. It was also played live during the band's 40th anniversary tour and “End of the Road” tour.


Kiss personnel[edit]

Ace Frehley personnel[edit]

Appearances[edit]

"Hide Your Heart" appears on following Kiss albums:

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 76
UK Singles Chart 59
US Billboard Hot 100 66
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks 22

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Info about "Hide Your Heart"". Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Music video for Kiss' Hide Your Heart". Retrieved April 10, 2011.