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Arena Bowl: Top 10 KISS Songs

(by Jesse Clark) KISS, widely regarded as one of the greatest Ameri - can rock bands of all-time, will headline an eventful Championship Week with a special ArenaBowl concert at the Amway Center on Friday, August 16.

The band, formed in Janu - ary of 1973, is known for exciting audiences with extravagant performances, explosive stage shows, flamboyant outfits and iconic black and white face paint. Over the last 40 years, KISS has produced 20 studio and live albums, selling more than 100 million records worldwide with eight Top 10 albums. The band has performed at many noteworthy venues, including Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics and now, ArenaBowl.

To help Arena Football fans get ready for what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining performance, AFNation created a countdown of the band’s most famous songs.

10. “Love Gun”
The title track from the band’s sixth studio album. While the song stalled at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it has been played on every KISS tour since its release in 1977.

9. “Forever”
From the band’s 1989 album Hot in the Shade, “Forever” is KISS’ second-most popular ballad. The song was one of two KISS Top 10 singles, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard charts. “Forever” was also the band’s seventh and last Top 20 American single.

8. “Calling Dr. Love”
“Calling Dr. Love”, off KISS’ fifth studio album, Rock and Roll Over, released in 1976, was the band’s fourth US Top 20 single and peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard charts.

7. “Right Here, Right Now”
Off the group’s latest album, Monster, “Right Here, Right Now” has served as the Arena Football League’s open - ing theme song all season for “NET10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday” on CBS Sports Network.

6. “Shout It Out Loud”
The lead single off Destroyer, KISS’ fourth studio album, released in March of 1976, “Shout It Out Loud” broke 15 the top 40 on the Billboard charts. The song was also the band’s first single to top an international chart, claiming the No. 1 spot in Canada later that year.

5. “Heaven’s On Fire”
Released as the first single off KISS’ 12th studio album, Animalize, in 1984, “Heaven’s On Fire” reached No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is one of only a select few from the band’s non-makeup era that has been per - formed live after the band returned to wearing the black and white face paint.

4. “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”
Off their 1979 Dynasty album, “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” reached No. 11 on the Billboard charts and was the band’s second Gold single, selling more than one million copies.

3. “Detroit Rock City”
Based on a true, tragic event in which a KISS fan was killed in a car accident on his way to the band’s concert, “Detroit Rock City”, off the 1976 Destroyer album, has become a fan favorite among the KISS Army over the years.

2. “Beth”
Also from the Destroyer album, “Beth” reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts and was the band’s first Top 10 single. It remains KISS’ highest-charting single in the U.S. A ballad by nature, the song demonstrated KISS’ abil - ity to be more than just a hard-rock band and is one of the group’s two Gold-selling singles.

1. “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite”
This KISS single debuted in the summer of 1975 off of Alive!, the band’s first live album and fourth album over - all. The live version of “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” is KISS’ most famous and recognizable song. It climbed up to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November of 1975 and has served as the group’s closing number in nearly every concert since 1976.

KISS are the featured performers for Arena Bowl XXVI. Performance is August 16, 2013.

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