Thrills in the Night

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"Thrills in the Night"
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Single by Kiss
from the album Animalize
Released1985 (US)
Format 7"
RecordedRight Track Studios,
New York City: 1984
Genre Glam metal
Length4:31
Label Mercury Records 880 535-7 (US)
Songwriter(s) Paul Stanley, Jean Beauvoir
Producer(s) Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"Heaven's on Fire" / "Lonely Is the Hunter"
(1984)
"Thrills in the Night" / "Burn Bitch Burn"
(1985)
"Tears Are Falling" / "Any Way You Slice It"
(1985)
Music video
"Thrills in the Night" on YouTube

"Thrills in the Night" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. Featured on the group's 1984 album Animalize , it was released as a single in 1985.

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Background

The track was written by Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and ex-Plasmatics bassist Jean Beauvoir.

Two videos were made to promote the song. However, only one was commercially released, which featured the band playing in front of a live audience. [1] The clip would be the first with Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, who replaced the departed Mark St. John earlier in 1984.

The song is about a woman who works a 9 to 5 job in a professional work environment. She also fulfills promiscuous sexual desires at night, in sharp contrast to the life she leads during the daytime.

Studio personnel

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