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Rock and Roll All Nite
Song

Rock and Roll All Nite

Kiss
Album:
Dressed to Kill

Song Meaning and Background of Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss


"Rock and Roll All Nite" is a song by American rock band Kiss and released on their 1975 album Dressed to Kill.


"Rock and Roll All Nite" was written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons while Kiss was still in Los Angeles, as part of their Hotter than Hell Tour.


During the group's concert in Detroit in January 1976, Stanley introduced it as a song that was written in and for Detroit.


The tour ended early, when the record company ordered Kiss to return to the studio to record a follow up to Hotter Than Hell, which had failed to meet their sales expectations.


One of the record company’s instructions to the band was to compose an anthem, something he felt the band needed.


The song itself was inspired by the Slade song "Mama Weer All Crazee Now".


They wrote the pre-chorus, Stanley wrote the chorus, and Simmons wrote the verses, borrowing parts of a song he had previously written, entitled "Drive Me Wild".


For the choruses, the band and Bogart brought in a large group of outside contributors to sing and clap, including members of the Kiss road crew, studio musicians, and Peter Criss's wife Lydia. Some of the road crew used their jacket zippers to create sound.


"Rock and Roll All Nite" became Kiss's signature song and has served as the group's closing concert number in almost every concert since 1976.


Lyrics of Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss


You show us everything you've got

You keep on dancing and the room gets hot

You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy

 

You say you wanna go for a spin

The party's just begun, we'll let you in

You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy

 

You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting

 

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

 

You keep on saying you'll be mine for a while

You're looking fancy, and I like your style

You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy

 

You show us everything you've got

Baby, baby, that's quite a lot

And you drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy

 

You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting

 

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

 

You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting

 

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

I wanna rock and roll

Release Date

1975

Songwriter/s

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

Producer/s

Neil Bogart & Kiss

Label/s

Casablanca

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