You don't see this very often: a #1 pop hit by a country group from Kentucky written by the leading glam rock songwriters from the UK.
"Kiss You All Over" was the brainchild of Mike Chapman, who wrote and produced the song with his partner Nicky Chinn - the pair had scored hits for the likes of Sweet, Suzi Quatro, and The Arrows
Chapman moved from England to Los Angeles in 1975 (for a girl) and struggled to find his footing. He came across a band called The Exiles in a stack of demo tapes and liked what he heard. The group had been around for about a decade, but their only chart success was a minor hit in 1970 with "Church St. Soul Revival," a Tommy James cover. Chapman signed them to a management/production contract, changed their name to Exile, and wrote and produced a song for them called "Try It On," which made #97 US in 1977. He had trouble generating momentum for the band, but that changed when he came up with "Kiss You All Over" in a flash of inspiration. He summoned Chinn from London and Exile from Kentucky, and they recorded the song, which became a monster hit, shooting to #1 on the Hot 100, where it stayed for four weeks.