Gene Simmons Can’t Stand KISS’ Hit Song “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”

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Gene Simmons has revealed the one KISS song he hates performing.

It’s not uncommon for artists to grow out of their early sound and consequently develop a strong dislike for their early material. Radiohead has played Creep a small handful of times in the last 10 years, despite the song being one of the band’s best-known tracks. Artists change and develop but their old songs stay the same and continue to haunt them through their admiring fans.

For KISS’ Gene Simmons, the song he can’t stand is one of the band’s biggest hits “I Was Made For Lovin’ You.” He named the track when Ok! Magazine asked him to name a KISS song he doesn’t like despite its popularity.

Simmons admitted when bandmate Paul Stanley introduced the track, he liked the opening lyrics but was disappointed with the catchy chorus and melody. He says his reaction at the time was:

“You’re killing me. I’m going to sing like my grandmother?”

“I hate playing that song today,” he continued. “Stadiums full of people jumping up and down like biblical locusts. They go nuts jumping up and down and I’m going, ‘Do, do, do, do, do, do, kill me now.’

“Still to this day I hate that song.”

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