«Kiss You All Over» is a 1978 song performed by the group Exile, written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. It was included on the band’s album Mixed Emotions, and featured lead vocalist Jimmy Stokley and guitarist J.P. Pennington on vocals.

On the American Top 40 broadcast of May 26, 1979, Casey Kasem reported that Chapman stated his source of inspiration for «Kiss You All Over» was «It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me» by Barry White.

The song was a number one single in the United States, but proved to be Exile’s only big hit in the pop market (they would later have great success on the country music charts). It held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks (starting September 30), and Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1978. The track also reached number-one in at least three other nations.

In the United Kingdom, the song was released on Mickie Most’s RAK Records, and peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] The strings are played with a synthesizer in a backing track. In 2010, Billboard ranked the song ninth on its list of «The 50 Sexiest Songs of All Time».

Lead vocalist on the number, Stokley was ousted from the band in 1979, his health declining thereafter until he died at the age of 41 in 1985. The band moved into country music following the synth-pop success of «Kiss You All Over» and the 1979 follow-up hit «You Thrill Me» reached #40 (UK No. 67) and «How Could This Go Wrong», #88 on the charts. «Take Me Down» peaked at #3 on the Euro Hit 40 in the mid-1980s

Lyrics:

When I get home, babe, gonna light your fire
All day I’ve been thinkin’ about you, babe
You’re my one desire
Gonna wrap my arms around you
And hold you close to me
Oh, babe I want to taste your lips
I want to fill your fantasy, yeah
I don’t what I’d do without you, babe
Don’t know where I’d be
You’re not just another lover
No, you’re everything to me
Everytime I’m with you, baby
I can’t believe it’s true
When you’re layin’ in my arms
and you do the things you do
You can see it in my eyes
I can feel it in your touch
You don’t have to say a thing
Just let me show how much
I love you, need you, oh babe
I want to kiss you all over
And over again
I want to kiss you all over
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
No one else can ever make me
Feel the way you do
Oh, so keep on loving me baby
And I’ll keep loving you
It’s easy to see
When something’s right or something’s wrong
So stay with me baby and hold me all night long
Show me, show me everything you do
‘Cause baby no one does it quite like you
I love you, need you, oh babe
I wanna kiss you all over
And over again
I wanna kiss you all over
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
Stay with me, lay with me
Holding me, loving me, baby
Here with me, near with me
Feeling you close to me, baby
So show me, show me everything you do
‘Cause baby no one does it quite like you
Love you, need you, oh babe
I wanna kiss you all over
And over again
I wanna kiss you all over
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in
‘Til the night closes in

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