Just for the pure fun of it, I went through Kiss's commercially released songs between the 1974 debut and the 1996 Unplugged reunion and arranged the tracks by specific songwriters. I thought it might be interesting to see which members provided the most tracks as lone writers and as parts of various co-writer collaborations. The groups listed below are in no particular order. They are largely random. Yet at the end of the list I have listed the "most song entries by writer(s)" between 1974 and 1996. This archive does not include songs since the Unplugged reunion nor does it include songs Paul or Gene may have written/co-written for other artists or the numerous songs that lie in their personal vaults which were never finished or worked on for commercial release. PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS Strutter 100,000 Years Let Me Go, Rock n Roll Rock And Roll All Nite GENE SIMMONS / STEPHEN CORONEL Goin Blind She GENE SIMMONS Nothin To Lose Deuce All The Way Watchin You Two Timer Ladies In Waiting Sweet Pain Calling Dr Love Ladies Room Love Em And Leave Em See You In Your Dreams Christine Sixteen Got Love For Sale Almost Human Plaster Caster Rockin In The USA Larger Than Life Love Is Blind Radioactive Burning Up With Fever See You Tonite Tunnel Of Love True Confessions Always Near You / Nowhere To Hide Man Of A 1000 Faces Mr Make Believe See You In Your Dreams (1978 Version) X-Ray Eyes Only You Fits Like A Glove Dance All Over Your Face Burn Bitch Burn Lonely Is The Hunter Secretly Cruel Domino GENE SIMMONS / ERIC CARR Under The Rose GENE SIMMONS / LOU REED Mr Blackwell GERARD MCMAHON Is That You? NED WASHINGTON / LEIGH HARLINE When You Wish Upon A Star GENE SIMMONS / SEAN DELANEY / HOWARD MARKS Living In Sin GENE SIMMONS / HOWARD MARKS Charisma GENE SIMMONS / VINI PONCIA / BOB KULICK / PEPE CASTRO Naked City GENE SIMMONS / VINI PONCIA She's So European You're All That I Want Love's A Slap In The Face Cadillac Dreams Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell GENE SIMMONS / MIKEL JAPP Saint And Sinner GENE SIMMONS / BRUCE KULICK Trial By Fire Hell Or High Water Prisoner Of Love Boomerang GENE SIMMONS / ERIC CARR / BRUCE KULICK No No No GENE SIMMONS / BRYAN ADAMS / JIM VALLANCE Rock And Roll Hell War Machine GENE SIMMONS / VINNIE VINCENT I Love It Loud Killer Not For The Innocent Young And Wasted And On The 8th Day Unholy GENE SIMMONS / MITCH WEISSMAN While The City Sleeps Murder In High Heels Thief In The Night GENE SIMMONS / HOWARD RICE Any Way You Slice It GENE SIMMONS / DAVITT SIGERSON / PETER DIGGINS Good Girl Gone Bad GENE SIMMONS / TOMMY THAYER Betrayed The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away GENE SIMMONS / JESSE DAMON Thou Shalt Not GENE SIMMONS / PAUL STANLEY / SCOTT VAN ZEN Spit PAUL STANLEY Firehouse Let Me Know Black Diamond Got To Choose Hotter Than Hell Mainline Room Service C'mon And Love Me Anything For My Baby Love Her All I Can Doncha Hesitate God Of Thunder I Want You Hard Luck Woman I Stole Your Love Tomorrow And Tonight Love Gun Tonight You Belong To Me Wouldn't You Like To Know Me It's Alright Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart) Love In Chains Goodbye Magic Touch Nowhere To Run Tears Are Falling PAUL STANLEY / VINI PONCIA / DESMOND CHILD I Was Made For Lovin You PAUL STANLEY / VINI PONCIA Sure Know Something Shandi Tomorrow Easy As It Seems Silver Spoon King Of Hearts PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / BOB EZRIN / LOU REED A World Without Heroes PAUL STANLEY / MICHAEL BOLTON Forever MICK JAGGER / KEITH RICHARDS 2000 Man PAUL STANLEY / MIKEL JAPP Move On Ain't Quite Right Take Me Away (Together As One) PAUL STANLEY / MIKEL JAPP / BRYAN ADAMS Down On Your Knees PAUL STANLEY / BRUCE KULICK / DESMOND CHILD King Of The Mountain I'm Alive PAUL STANLEY / BRUCE KULICK / ADAM MITCHELL I'll Fight Hell To Hold You When Your Walls Come Down PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / ROD SWENSON / WES BEECH Love's A Deadly Weapon PAUL STANLEY / DESMOND CHILD / JEAN BEAUVOIR Who Wants To Be Lonely Uh! All Night PAUL STANLEY / DESMOND CHILD / HOLLY KNIGHT Hide Your Heart PAUL STANLEY / DESMOND CHILD / BRUCE TURGON My Way PAUL STANLEY / SEAN DELANEY Take Me Mr Speed Makin Love All American Man PAUL STANLEY / ADAM MITCHELL I'm A Legend Tonight Partners In Crime Creatures Of The Night Keep Me Comin Danger Crazy Crazy Nights PAUL STANLEY / MITCH WEISSMAN Get All You Can Take PAUL STANLEY / JEAN BEAUVOIR Thrills In The Night PAUL STANLEY / DIANNE WARREN Turn On The Night PAUL STANLEY / VINNIE VINCENT I Still Love You Exciter Lick It Up Gimme More A Million To One I Just Wanna PAUL STANLEY / VINNIE VINCENT / BOB EZRIN Heart Of Chrome JEFF BARRY, ELLIE GREENWICH, PHIL SPECTOR Then She Kissed Me ERIC CARR / PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / VINNIE VINCENT All Hell's Breakin Loose PAUL STANLEY / BOB EZRIN Detroit Rock City The Oath Fanfare Just A Boy Every Time I Look At You PAUL STANLEY / BOB EZRIN / KANE ROBERTS Take It Off PAUL STANLEY / BRUCE KULICK / BOB EZRIN Tough Love PAUL STANLEY / DESMOND CHILD I've Had a Enough (Into The Fire) Heaven's On Fire Radar For Love Bang Bang You Reason To Live Time Traveler You Love Me To Hate You PAUL STANLEY / BOB HALLIGAN JR Rise To It Read My Body PAUL STANLEY / ERIC CARR / DESMOND CHILD Under The Gun PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / BOB EZRIN Shout It Out Loud "Rock And Roll Party" Loop PETER CRISS / STAN PENRIDGE / BOB EZRIN Beth PETER CRISS / STAN PENRIDGE / VINI PONCIA Dirty Livin PETER CRISS / STAN PENRIDGE Baby Driver Hooligan I'm Gonna Love You Don't You Let Me Down That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes Easy Thing Kiss The Girl Goodbye Hooked On Rock And Roll SEAN DELANEY Rock Me Baby I Can't Stop The Rain VINI PONCIA / JOHN VANSTANO You Matter To Me RITCHIE ADAMS / MALOU RENE Tossin And Turnin PAUL STANLEY / KIM FOWLEY / MARK ANTHONY / BOB EZRIN King Of The Nighttime World PAUL STANLEY / KIM FOWLEY / BOB EZRIN Do You Love Me GENE SIMMONS / BOB EZRIN Great Expectations I Paralyzed PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / ACE FREHLEY / BOB EZRIN Flaming Youth ACE FREHLEY Cold Gin Parasite Strange Ways Getaway Shock Me Rocket Ride Snow Blind Ozone What's On Your Mind? I'm In Need Of Love Wiped-Out Fractured Mirror Hard Times Save Your Love Talk To Me Two Sides Of The Coin ACE FREHLEY / VINI PONCIA Torpedo Girl ACE FREHLEY / ERIC CARR / BOB EZRIN Escape From The Island TONY POWERS Odyssey RUSS BALLARD New York Groove God Gave Rock n Roll To You II ACE FREHLEY / LARRY KELLY Rip It Out ACE FREHLEY / JEANETTE FREHLEY Speedin Back To My Baby ACE FREHLEY / GENE SIMMONS / ANTON FIGG / LOU REED Dark Light ERIC CARR / GENE SIMMONS / ADAM MITCHELL Little Ceasar DAVE CLARK Any Way You Want It PAUL STANLEY / ACE FREHLEY Comin Home Rock Bottom PAUL STANLEY / GENE SIMMONS / ACE FREHLEY / PETER CRISS Love Theme From Kiss KAL MANN / BERNIE LOWE Kissin Time ERIC CARR Carr Jam 1981 MOST COMMON SPECIFIC SONGWRITING CREDITS IN THE KISS CATALOGUE... Gene Simmons 35 Paul Stanley 26 Ace Frehley 16 Peter Criss / Stan Penridge 8 Paul Stanley / Desmond Child 7 SOME PERSONAL THOUGHTS... - While it is evident that each member (and even some NON-members) wrote signature Kiss songs, looking over Paul's contributions makes you realize just how good he is and how much of Kiss's "range and spirit" comes from him. When you think of the likes of "Black Diamond" and the surprisingly out of character "God Of Thunder" all the way to things like "Hard Luck Woman" and "Hold Me Touch Me", you notice the real melodic scope of Paul's writing talents and sensibilities. It's no surprise that he has always been my favorite member of Kiss from a spirit and songwriting standpoint. - It is perhaps surprising that only four songs in the catalog are credited precisely to Stanley / Simmons together. Yet they are memorable ones! It's curious, or maybe fitting, that the founders had a knack for writing the group's anthems by and large (Let Me Go, Rock n Roll and Rock And Roll All Nite). With the likes of "Shout It Out Loud" having a credit of Stanley / Simmons and Ezrin, and "Tomorrow And Tonight" being a lone Stanley credit. - It dawns on me that some collaborative writing pairings produced particularly great Kiss songs. The team of Paul Stanley / Vini Poncia (though originally one of Peter's assets on his 1978 solo album) worked amazingly well, producing in my opinion several of Kiss's all-time greatest songs (see Sure Know Something, Shandi and Tomorrow, just for starters). - The songwriting pair of Stanley / Delaney also was infrequent yet provided Kiss with three of my all-time favorites - Take Me, Makin Love and All American Man. Here are some curious "one song wonder" songs that originated from a unique or one-time writing pairing: - Stanley / Bolton Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton created Kiss's second biggest all-time song in the smash hit, Forever. - Gerard McMahon actually penned Kiss's lead-off track on Unmasked, "Is That You?". It sure fooled me. Years before I started paying close attention to label credits, I naturally assumed it was penned by Paul. It perfectly fits him and the song is no less special. - The unusual team of Stanley / Simmons / Ezrin / Reed came together to write one of Kiss's most enduring songs in the reflective "A World Without Heroes". The last writer being the unusual part. Then again, Gene wrote a song with Bob Dylan too so maybe nothing is that unusual in the Kiss world? - "Love Theme From Kiss" marks the only ocassion that all four members of the original Kiss lineup wrote a song together. Yet most aren't a fan of it! Go figure... - Gene teams up with Paul's co-writing friend, Mikel Japp, who co-wrote three songs with Paul on his 1978 solo album to write "Saint And Sinner" for Creatures Of The Night. The song is radically different from the style of material Japp and Stanley wrote for the solo album.