Top 10 Kiss Solo Album Songs – Readers Poll
The Kiss solo albums were released 35 years ago this month, and we asked YOU to choose the best songs from across all four records for a brand new Top 10 list we published on Sept. 18, 2013. The tracks you chose are chronicled right here.
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were the undisputed kings of the night time world back in 1978, but creative and interpersonal differences were also threatening to tear them apart. In an attempt to give everybody some breathing room and still keep the group’s momentum intact, Kiss hatched an unprecedented plan. Each member of the band would be free to stretch their wings on their own solo album — and all four would be released the same day, with matching cover art.
The results varied wildly, with Stanley and Frehley delivering the most Kiss-sounding efforts, Criss delving more deeply into R&B and ballads, and Simmons pretty much roaming all over the map.
A highly diplomatic “best of” collection was culled from these records in 1979, with each artist represented by three songs. You, of course, were free to choose any 10 songs you like — as many or as few from each album as you saw fit. Once again, here are your choices.