Jungle (Kiss song)
|Song by Kiss|
|from the album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions|
|A-side||"Jungle" (Radio Edit)|
|B-side||"Jungle" (LP Version)|
|Format||CD single (promo)|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, Curtis Cuomo|
|Producer(s)||Toby Wright and Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley|
|Kiss singles chronology|
"Jungle" is a song by the American rock band Kiss from their 1997 studio album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. It was also released as the album's promotional single and was later included on the 2014 compilation album Kiss 40, which featured a track from every Kiss album.
Although Kiss never performed the track live, it would be performed in later years by Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer as part of Eric Singer Project and was included on the ESP Live at the Marquee DVD.
Background and composition
"Jungle" is Kiss' longest song, at 6 minutes and 49 seconds long, although the length was trimmed for the radio edit.
Brett Weiss' Encyclopedia of KISS says that the song
The song was a minor US hit for the band, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart despite a lack of promotion.
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||8|
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|1997||"Jungle"||Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Song of the Year||Won|
- Paul Stanley - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Kulick - lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
- Eric Singer - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Gene Simmons - backing vocals
- Brett Weiss (2017-07-24). Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects. McFarland. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-1-4766-2540-9.
- "Kiss Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- Brett Weiss (2017-07-24). Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects. McFarland. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-4766-2540-9.