Jungle (Kiss song)

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"Jungle"
Song by Kiss
from the album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions
A-side"Jungle" (Radio Edit)
B-side"Jungle" (LP Version)
Released1997
FormatCD single (promo)
LabelMercury (US)
Songwriter(s)Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, Curtis Cuomo
Producer(s)Toby Wright and Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"Rock and Roll All Nite (Unplugged)"
(1996)
"Jungle"
(1997)
"Psycho Circus"
(1998)

"Jungle" is a song by the American rock band Kiss from their 1997 studio album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions.[1] 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[edit]

"Jungle" is the sixth track on the band's 1997 studio album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions.[1] and was written by Paul Stanley together with Bruce Kulick and Curtis Cuomo.[1]

"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

has a "semi-funky grunge-lite riff" that "recalls Collective Soul's U.S. hit "Shine".[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

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.

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[2] 8

Awards[edit]

"Jungle" won the 1997 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Song of the Year.[3]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1997 "Jungle" Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Song of the Year[3] Won

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Brett Weiss (2017-07-24). Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects. McFarland. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-1-4766-2540-9.
  2. ^ "Kiss Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Brett Weiss (2017-07-24). Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects. McFarland. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-4766-2540-9.

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