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Love Is In The Air: Kiss You All Over



February 6, 2020


Much like my Jingle All The Way series that I did in December, I've decided to present to you Love Songs from the 1970's for the entire month of February.  Yes, Valentines Day is a commercial holiday, but we will be celebrating love all month long here at Jingle Jangle Jungle. (Chocolates and Roses not included)

You are more than welcome to join in the fun, all you need to do is include a link to your post in the comments so that everyone can visit. The more the merrier :)

Alright! Let’s get this party started! Fill up those waterbeds, break out the black lights and disco balls and let’s have some fun!

The song for today -

Kiss You All Over by Exile


Wikipedia tells us about this song:

"Kiss You All Over" is a 1978 song performed by the group Exile, written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. It was included on the band's album Mixed Emotions, and featured Jimmy Stokley and guitarist J.P. Pennington on lead vocals.
On the American Top 40 broadcast of May 26, 1979, Casey Kasem reported that Chapman stated his source of inspiration for "Kiss You All Over" was "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" by Barry White.
The song was a number one single in the United States, but proved to be Exile's only big hit in the pop rock market (they would later have great success on the country music charts). It held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks (starting September 30), and Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1978. The song also reached number-one in at least three other nations.
In the United Kingdom, the song was released on Mickie Most's RAK Records, and peaked at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart. In this song, a string synthesizer is used. In 2010, Billboard ranked the song ninth on its list of "The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time".
Lead vocalist on the song Stokley was ousted from the band in 1979, his health declining thereafter until he died at the age of 41 in 1985. The band moved into country music following the synth-pop success of "Kiss You All Over" and the 1979 follow-up hit "You Thrill Me" (reaching #40 (UK No. 67)) and "How Could This Go Wrong", #88 on the charts. "Take Me Down" peaked at #3 on the Euro Hit 40 in the mid-1980s







Won’t you join me in this fun month-long theme? Again, all you need to do is post your link in the comments.









Comments

  1. Mary,

    Another excellent song. Why is I don't remember Exile moving to country? *scratch head* I don't recall their other hits that you mentioned. I guess I'd best go listen to them on YT to jingle jangle my brain. :) I always look forward to not only see what daily song you've picked but to hear it again for the first time or the first time in a long while. Have a good day, my dear!

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  2. I don’t know any of the band’s music except this song. I do love the song, though.

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  3. They're a pretty good country band, incidentally (https://youtu.be/hhLJKBI9y0Y). Love this song!

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