I Was Made for Lovin ‘You is one ofthe most famoussongsof the Americanhard rock band Kiss, originally recorded on their album Dynasty , released in1979. She was recorded asFace-Aof their firstsinglefrom the album.

Ranking

In the US , the single is ranked 11 th position in the Billboard Hot 100 3 the week of4 and is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Americaon5 . In Canada , the single takes the first position 6 , 7 and is rewarded with a gold record on8 .

In Europe, I Was Made for Lovin ‘You is ranked st position in France 9 and is ranked for 27 weeks in 10 , Issue 1 also the Netherlands 11 and Belgium 12 . The single also takes the lead of the charts in New Zealand 13 . In other European countries, the single positions e in Germany 14 and Switzerland 15 , th in Austria 16 , 10 th in Norway17 , 19 th in Sweden 18 and 50 th in the United Kingdom 19 . In the rest of the world, the single reaches the 2 nd position in South Africa on20 .

According to the InfoDisc site, the single sold 595,400 copies in France 21 . It is known to be a mix of rock and disco, the latter being very popular at this time. Kiss achieved instant success with this song and decided to continue in this direction with a full hard-disco album: Dynasty .

Group composition

  • Paul Stanley – songs , rhythm guitar
  • Gene Simmons – bass
  • Ace Frehley – solo guitar
  • Peter Criss – drums

List of titles

Vinyl 12 “- NBD 20169 ( Casablanca Records , 1979) • United States
o title Author (s) Singer (s) duration
AT. I was made for lovin ‘you Paul Stanley , Desmond Child , Vini Poncia Paul Stanley 7:54
B. Charisma Gene Simmons , Howard Marks Gene Simmons 4:26
Vinyl 7 “- NB 983 ( Casablanca Records , 1979) • United States
o title Author (s) Singer (s) duration
AT. I was made for lovin ‘you Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Vini Poncia Paul Stanley 3:57
B. Hard Times Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 3:31
Vinyl 7 “- 814 304-7 ( Casablanca Records , 1979) • United States
o title Author (s) Singer (s) duration
AT. I was made for lovin ‘you Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Vini Poncia Paul Stanley 3:57
B. Rock and Roll All Nite Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Gene Simmons 3:31
CD – P10X-30004 ( Polystar , 1988) • Japan
o title Author (s) Singer (s) duration
1. I was made for lovin ‘you Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Vini Poncia Paul Stanley 4:00
2. Beth Peter Criss , Bob Ezrin , Stan Penridge Peter Criss 2:40

Reversals

  • In 1989, Swedish singer Ankie Bagger took over the song on her album Where Were You Last Night .
  • In 2000, Cypriot singer Ánna Víssi took over the song on her first English-language album Everything I Am .
  • In 2001, the American band Faster Pussycat resumed the song on their album Between the Valley of the Ultra Pussy .
  • In 2002, Mexican singer Paulina Rubio took over the song on her first English-language album Border Girl .
  • In 2005, the French group Dax Riders took over the song on their Hot cover album .
  • In 2005, the Japanese singer Maki Nomiya resumed the song on her album Party People .
  • In 2005, the French group Watcha took over the song on their album Phénix .
  • In 2008, Norwegian singer Maria Mena took over the song on her album Cause and Effect .
  • In 2016, the French group Skip the Use takes over the song for Euro 2016 under the title I was made for lovin ‘you (My team) . A certain controversy arises from the use of lyrics exclusively in English for a song supposed to be that of French fans .

Adaptations

  • This song was adapted in Japanese by the Wink duo in 1990 under the title Warui Yume , appearing on their album Crescent .
  • It was adapted in French by Les Enfoirés in 2010 under the title If we loved each other, if , on the album Les Enfoirés … the Crisis of Nerfs .
  • She was also chosen to be in the game Just Dance 3 (quator).

Media Appearances

  • The Simpsons : Homer’s Faith (Season 14: Episode 10)
  • Moulin Rouge : when Satine and Christian are on the elephant.
  • An infinite love : song present in a scene of the film.
  • Four Western children sing the song in a Japanese TV commercial for Canon ref.  desired] .
  • Coca-Cola and Orange resume this song in their advertising 22 .

Charts

Year Best
position
Number of
weeks
Reward Ref
 South Africa ( Mediaguide ) 2 15 20
 Germany ( GfK Entertainment ) 2 39 14
 Austria ( Ö3 Austria Top 40 ) 6 18 16
 Flemish Belgium ( Ultratop 50 Singles ) 1 17 12
 Canada ( RPM ) 1  ?  Gold 7 , 8
 United States (Billboard Hot 100) 11 16  Gold 3 , 5
 France ( SNEP ) 1 27 595 400 21 9
 Norway ( VG-lista ) 10 1 17
 New Zealand ( Recorded Music NZ ) 1 24 13
 Netherlands ( MegaCharts ) 1 19 11
 United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 50 7 19
 Sweden ( Sverigetopplistan ) 19 1 18
 Switzerland ( Schweizer Hitparade ) 2 14 15

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a and b Donald A. Guarisco, ” I Was Made for Lovin ‘You is Allmusic review ”  [ archive ] , Allmusic , Rovi Corporation (accessed st July 2013 ) “This careful balance of elements made” I Was Made For Lovin You have a surprisingly workable cross between hard rock and disco
  2. ↑ Scott Floman, ” KISS ”  [ archive ] (accessed st July 2013 ) “many older fans Were further Top alienated by” I Was Made For Loving You, “a smash hit that disco while catchy and danceable Certainly Was not very KISS -like. “
  3. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” Billboard Hot 100 ”  [ archive ] , on billboard.com
  4. ↑ ( in ) ” Billboard Hot 100 – August 11, 1979 ”  [ archive ] , on billboard.com
  5. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” USA: Certified Gold – August 16, 1979 ”  [ archive ] , on riaa.com
  6. ↑ ( in ) ” Billboard Hits of the World ”  [ archive ] , on books.google.fr
  7. ↑ a and b ( en ) ” Canadian charts ”  [ archive ] , on collectionscanada.gc.ca
  8. ↑ a and b ( en ) ” Canada: Certified Gold – August 1, 1979 ”  [ archive ] , on musiccanada.com
  9. ↑ a and b « French charts – October 14, 1979 »  [ archive ] , on tubesenfrance.com
  10. ↑ « French charts – December 30, 1979 »  [ archive ] , on tubesenfrance.com
  11. ↑ a and b ( nl ) ” Dutch charts ”  [ archive ] , on dutchcharts.nl
  12. ↑ a and b ( nl ) ” Belgian (nl) charts ”  [ archive ] , on ultratop.be
  13. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” NZ charts ”  [ archive ] , on charts.org.nz
  14. ↑ a and b ( de ) ” German charts ”  [ archive ] , on offiziellecharts.de
  15. ↑ a and b ( de ) ” Swiss charts ”  [ archive ]
  16. ↑ a and b ( de ) ” Austrian charts ”  [ archive ] , on austriancharts.at
  17. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” Norwegian charts ”  [ archive ] , on norwegiancharts.com
  18. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” Swedish charts ”  [ archive ] , on swedishcharts.com
  19. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” UK charts ”  [ archive ] , on officialcharts.com
  20. ↑ a and b ( in ) ” South AFR charts ”  [ archive ] , on rock.co.za
  21. ↑ a and b « Sales songs all-time »  [ archive ] , on infodisc.fr
  22. ↑ ” Advertising: Coca-Cola and the group Kiss ”  [ archive ] , on Coca-Cola Web , (accessed May 21, 2016 )