Angaleena Presley wrote this song with Wanda Jackson; it was inspired by an accident that happened to the rockabilly queen on her way to their songwriting appointment.
"She is just a vision of strength," Presley told Billboard magazine, beaming. "She came in apologizing that she was a little bit late. She said she took a tumble off of the jet bridge. Upon further inspection, she had a black eye, and she had bruises on her arm. I said 'Miss Wanda, we could have done this a different day. Why did you come here?' She looks at me with this little grin, and said 'You can't get a good girl down.' I thought 'Well, that's the song we'll be writing today.'"
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.