This piano-driven soulful number was written for English singer-songwriter Joss Stone's New West Vintage America Collection. It was later released as a free download from jossstone.com and on iTunes.
The song was co-produced by Steve Greenwell, who was worked with Stone previously as an engineer and mixer. He said of the track: "I co-produced a new song along with Joss Stone. It came out amazing. She is so awesome! There is so much swagger from Joss on this track, it almost shimmied off my console."
"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.