Shandi
by Kiss

Album: Unmasked (1980)
Charted: 47

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Kiss founding-member Paul Stanley and producer Vini Poncia, who also provides backing vocals. It was inspired by the Hollies 1975 cover of the Bruce Springsteen song "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)," which was included on their album Another Night.
  • Paul Stanley, who sung lead and played all guitars, was the only member of the band to actually play on the track. Session stickman Anton Fig played drums, Kiss roadie Tom Harper played bass and professional songwriter Holly Knight played keyboards.
  • The song peaked at #47 on the Hot 100. It proved especially popular Down Under, peaking at #5 in Australia and #6 in New Zealand.
  • All four members of the band appear in the video, including drummer Peter Criss. It was the Kiss founding member's last appearance with the group before he left to begin a solo career in 1980.

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