A popular (and controversial) KISS song was covered by a Dutch DJ, and it became a surprise hit on the dance charts.
Oliver Heldens has updated the KISS track ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ from the band’s infamous 1979 album heavily influenced by disco Dynasty. Heldens released his update, which also includes Nile Rodgers and the House Gospel Choir, in May. Ultimate Classic Rock reports, “It recently cracked the Top 20 on Mediabase’s Dance Chart and has amassed over 8 million streams on Spotify.”
Heldens said in a statement when he first released his version of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “When I created the very funk, disco bass line for this track in 2015, I knew that it was one of my best basslines since ‘Gecko’, and I just had to send it to one of my all-time heroes, Nile Rodgers. He loved it too and he blessed the track with his signature electric funk guitars, which was a dream come true for me!
He continued: “Finding the right voice for this track was quite a journey, I did over a dozen toplines on it with multiple singers/songwriters, but in the end the hook to the iconic KISS hit ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ turned out to be a heavenly marriage. And with the amazing House Gospel Choir on board, they managed to make the sound even more heavenly! This song was such a vibe in my sets , so I’m glad it’s finally out now! Hope you like it :)”
Whatever you think of the track, which can be heard below, if this cover gets more people to discover and love KISS, then that’s just awesome.
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