The Very Best of Kiss

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The Very Best Of Kiss
Very best of KISS.jpg
Greatest hits album by Kiss
Released August 27, 2002
Recorded 1973–1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 75:09
Label Mercury
Producer Bill Levenson
Kiss chronology
Greatest Kiss
(1997)Greatest Kiss1997
The Very Best of Kiss
The Best of Kiss: The Millennium Collection
(2003)The Best of Kiss: The Millennium Collection2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Very Best of Kiss is a compilation album by the American rock band Kiss. It was released on August 27, 2002. It contains 21 of the most popular Kiss tracks, all previously released.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals, original album Length
1. "Strutter" Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Paul Stanley, Kiss (1974) 3:13
2. "Deuce" Simmons Gene Simmons, Kiss 3:06
3. "Got to Choose" Stanley Stanley, Hotter Than Hell (1974) 3:56
4. "Hotter Than Hell" Stanley Stanley, Hotter Than Hell 3:31
5. "C'mon and Love Me" Stanley Stanley, Dressed to Kill (1975) 2:59
6. "Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)" Stanley, Simmons Simmons, Alive! (1975) 4:04
7. "Detroit Rock City (Remix)" Stanley, Bob Ezrin Stanley, Double Platinum (1978); originally from Destroyer (1976) 3:39
8. "Shout It Out Loud" Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley & Simmons, Destroyer (1976) 2:50
9. "Beth" Peter Criss, Ezrin, Stan Penridge Peter Criss, Destroyer 2:48
10. "I Want You" Stanley Stanley, Rock and Roll Over (1976) 3:06
11. "Calling Dr. Love" Simmons Simmons, Rock and Roll Over 3:46
12. "Hard Luck Woman" Stanley Criss, Rock and Roll Over 3:34
13. "I Stole Your Love" Stanley Stanley, Love Gun (1977) 3:05
14. "Christine Sixteen" Simmons Simmons, Love Gun 3:14
15. "Love Gun" Stanley Stanley, Love Gun 3:18
16. "New York Groove" Russ Ballard Ace Frehley, Ace Frehley (1978) 3:03
17. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Stanley, Desmond Child, Vini Poncia Stanley, Dynasty (1979) 4:31
18. "I Love It Loud" Vinnie Vincent, Simmons Simmons, Creatures of the Night (1982) 4:17
19. "Lick It Up" Vincent, Stanley Stanley, Lick It Up (1983) 3:58
20. "Forever" Stanley, Michael Bolton Stanley, Hot in the Shade (1989) 3:52
21. "God Gave Rock and Roll to You" Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin, Ballard Stanley & Simmons, Revenge (1992) 5:19


not credited, but does appear



Chart (2002) Position
Finland's Official List[3] 25
Top 100 Mexico[3] 94
Norway Album Chart[4] 16
Sweden Albums Top 60[3] 30
US Billboard 200[5] 52
US Top Hard Rock Albums[5] 22
US Top Pop Catalog[5] 29

The album has sold over 800,000 copies in the U.S, according to the Neilson Soundscan, and has been certified gold.


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Gold 20,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone