Kiss wrote a lot of their own material, but they got some help on "Hide Your Heart," which two Songwriting Hall Of Famers, Holly Knight and Desmond Child
, wrote with Paul Stanley
. It was ready in 1987 for the Kiss album Crazy Nights
, but the band decided not to use it, so Stanley shopped it around. Bonnie Tyler was the first to record the song, releasing it as the title track to her 1988 album. In 1989, Molly Hatchet released their version, and later that year, Kiss included it on their album Hot In The Shade
and released it as a single. Robin Beck and Ace Frehley, who was not part of Kiss at the time, also issued versions that year, bringing the number of artist to record the song to five in just a two-year span.