“Hide Your Heart” was originally performed by Bonnie Tyler
Remember “Total Eclipse of the Heart?” Of course you do. The 1983 tearjerker by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler was a huge hit in America, and even had a bit of a resurgence in Old School when The Dan Band performed a version with a lot more curses in it. In 1988, Tyler released her seventh studio album, which was called Hide Your Heart everywhere but the United States, where it was called Notes From America. “Hide Your Heart,” written by Paul Stanley and hitmakers Holly Knight and Desmond Child, was released as a single, but wasn’t a hit in America. The following year, KISS’ Hot in the Shade was released, and Stanley repurposed his song for that album. The first single from that album, it wasn’t particularly successful in America either, making it to #66 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The song was also covered by former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley on his Trouble Walkin’ album, which came out the same month as Hot in the Shade.