KISS Songs List of Big Hits & Party Tunes for a Wedding Playlist

Last Updated: August 12, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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KISS is one of the greatest rock bands in music history. KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. KISS has 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. KISS’ worldwide sales exceed 100 million records – making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

Not only is KISS known for its music, but they are also known for its business acumen. KISS memorabilia. Their memorabilia has become so popular, that the band had a Worldwide Kiss Convention Tour in the 1990s.

Kiss Top 10 Songs

KISS was known for their costumes: The Demon (Gene Simmons), The Star Child ( Paul Stanley), Space Ace/Spaceman (Ace Frehley & Tommy Thayer), The Catman (Peter Criss & Eric Singer), The Fox (Eric Carr) and The Ankh Warrior (Vinnie Vincent).

Original Members:

  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
  • Peter Criss – drums, vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals

Current Members:

  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, vocals
  • Eric Singer – drums, percussion, vocals

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Best KISS Songs List

#1 I Was Made for Lovin’ You
Released in 1979 on the album Dynasty

Interesting to know that the song was a well-written disco song turned into a rock song.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Feel the magic, there’s something that drives me wild
And tonight, we’re gonna make it all come true
‘Cause girl, you were made for me
And girl, I was made for you

song on Amazon

#2 Rock ‘n Roll All Nite
Released in 1975 on the album Dressed to Kill

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The party’s just begun, we’ll let you in
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
You keep on shoutin’, you keep on shoutin’

song on Amazon

#3 Heaven’s On Fire
Released in 1984 on the album Animalize

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Feel my heat
Takin’ you higher
Burn with me
Heaven’s on fire

song on Amazon

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#4 Detroit Rock City
Released in 1976 on the album Destroyer

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat

song on Amazon

#5 Beth
Released in 1976 on the album Destroyer

Did you know the song was originally titled Beck, short for Becky?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Beth, I hear you calling
But I can’t come home right now
Me and the boys are playing
And we just can’t find the sound

song on Amazon

#6 Forever
Released in 1990 on the album Hot in the Shade

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s forever, this time I know
And there’s no doubt in my mind
Forever, until my life is through
Girl I’ll be loving you forever

song on Amazon

#7 Lick It Up
Released in 1983 on the album KISS

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t need to wait for an invitation
You gotta live like you’re on vacation
There’s something sweet you can’t buy with money

song on Amazon

#8 Calling Dr. Love
Released in 1977 on the album Rock and Roll Over

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I am your doctor of love (calling Dr. Love)
I’ve got the cure you’re thinking of (calling Dr. Love)
Yeah, they call me (Dr. Love)

song on Amazon

#9 Shout It Out Loud
Released in 1976 on the album Destroyer

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t let them tell you that there’s too much noise
They’re too old to really understand
You’ll still get rowdy with the girls and boys
‘Cause it’s time for you to take a stand

song on Amazon

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#10 Love Gun
Released in 1997 on the album KISS

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

No place for hiding, Baby
No place to run
You pull the trigger of my
Love gun

song on Amazon

KISS Highest-Charting Singles – U.S./U.S. Rock

  • #1 Psycho Circus, 1998
  • #7 Beth, 1976
  • #8 Forever, 1990
  • #8 Jungle, 1997
  • #11 I Was Made for Lovin’ You, 1979
  • #11 Heaven’s on Fire, 1984
  • #12 Rock and Roll All Nite, 1975
  • #13 Rock and Roll All Nite (Unplugged), 1996
  • #15 Hard Luck Woman, 1976
  • #16 Calling Dr. Love, 1977
  • #19 Lick It Up, 1983
  • #20 Tears Are Falling, 1985
  • #21 God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You II, 1991
  • #22 I Love It Loud, 1982
  • #22 Hide Your Heart, 1989
  • #22 I Love It Loud (live), 1993
  • #22 You Wanted the Best, 1998
  • #25 Christine Sixteen, 1977
  • #26 Domino, 1992
  • #31 Shout It Out Loud, 1976
  • #34 Reason to Live, 1987
  • #34 I Just Wanna, 1992
  • #34 Modern Day Delilah, 2009
  • #36 Hell or Hallelujah, 2012
  • #37 Crazy Crazy Nights, 1987
  • #39 Rocket Ride, 1978
  • #40 Rise to It, 1990
  • #47 Sure Know Something, 1979
  • #47 Shandi, 1980

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About Matthew Campbell

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


  1. Kiss is the best band in the world that was my favorite band of all time I will never forget them they are the best. From Paul Cessna thank you.

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