The Number Ones: Exile's "Kiss You All Over"

Billboard #1 Hits: #451: ” Kiss You All Over”- Exile. September 30, 1978. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Kiss You All Over”- Exile
  • Record Company- Warner/ Curb
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
  • Time: 4:57
  • B-side:” Don’t Do It”
  • Album-Mixed Emotions
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 4 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia and New Zealand.

Exile a band from Richmond, Kentucky- started back in 1963- they had line-up changes over the years- and payed their dues before 15 years later finally having a hit- and it was a big one- “Kiss You All Over” which was inspired by Barry White’s “It’s Ecstasy When You Law Down Next To Me”- went to #1 and stayed at the top spot for a month. They had one other top 40 hit and it only made it to #40- “You Thrill Me.” In the 80’s they would have success as country artists.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #451: ” KISS YOU ALL OVER”- EXILE – SEPTEMBER 30, 1978

  1. Wow, when I saw you covered this tune, I though you’d give it an “F”, cause you’re not shy! 🙂

    When I was like 12 or 13, I had a pretty awful tune by Exile I loved at the time as a 45. Ironically, it was called “How Could This Go Wrong?”

    I had no idea the band existed since 1963. I’m happy for them that after so many years they finally had a bunch of hits, which probably helped pay some bills!

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