All the countries have a national anthem, well this is the Rock ‘n Roll Worldwide Anthem, realesed on Dressed to Kill, this song is one of the most famous song of the band, the song said all, you have to Rock ‘n Roll all Night, and Party Everyday, with the famous drum intro, same as “Anythink for my Baby” also realesed on Dressed to Kill.
The studio version of the song peaked at #57 on the Billboard singles chart, besting the band’s previous charting single, “Kissin’ Time” (#79). A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s. Since then, it has become Kiss’s most identifiable song, and has served as one of the group’s closing concert numbers in almost every concert since 1976. In 2009 it was named the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
“Rock and Roll All Nite” was written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons while Kiss was still in Los Angeles, as part of their Hotter Than Hell tour although during the groups concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit on January 26, 1976, Stanley states to the audience before the group begin the song that it was written in and for Detroit. The tour ended early (February 1975), when Casablanca Records founder and president Neil Bogart ordered Kiss to return to the studio to record a follow up to Hotter Than Hell, which had stalled on the charts and failed to meet Casablanca’s sales expectations. One of Bogart’s instructions to the band was to compose an anthem, something he felt the band needed. The song itself was inspired by the Slade song Cum on Feel the Noize, and is often referred to as the Rock And Roll National Anthem (for instance, Stanley states during Kiss’ performance at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards that “there’s only one nation, that’s Kiss Nation, there’s only one Rock & Roll national anthem: Rock and Roll All Nite, party everyday!”)
Stanley wrote the chorus, and Simmons wrote the verses, borrowing parts of a song he had previously written, entitled “Drive Me Wild.” The song was one of two the group recorded toward the end of the Hotter Than Hell tour, prior to returning to Electric Lady Studios for the proper Dressed to Kill recording sessions. For the choruses, the band and Bogart brought in a large group of outside contributors to sing and clap, including members of the Kiss road crew, studio musicians, and Peter Criss’s wife Lydia. Some of the road crew used their jacket zippers to create sound.