Kiss Them for Me

Siouxsie and the Banshees

About Kiss Them for Me

"Kiss Them for Me" is a song written and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was produced by Stephen Hague. It was released in 1991 as the first single from the band's 10th studio album, Superstition. Upon its release, the single received enthusiastic reviews. "Kiss Them for Me" became their most successful single in the US.


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It glittered and it gleamed
For the arriving beauty queen
A ring and a car
Now you're the prettiest by far

No party she'd not attend
No invitation she wouldn't send
Transfixed by the inner sound
Of your promise to be found

"Nothing or no-one will ever
Make me let you down"

Kiss them for me, I may be delayed
Kiss them for me, if I am delayed

It's divoon, oh it's serene
In the fountains pink champagne
Someone carving their devotion
In the heart shaped pool of fame

"Nothing or no one will ever
Make me let you down"

Kiss them for me, I may be delayed
Kiss them for me, I may find myself delayed

On the road to New Orleans
A spray of stars hit the screen
As the 10th impact shimmered
The forbidden candles beamed

Kiss them for me, I may be delayed
Kiss them for me, I may find myself delayed

Kiss them for me, kiss them for me
Kiss them for me, I may find myself delayed

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Siouxsie and the Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation".The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era." more »

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Written by: STEVEN SEVERIN, MARTIN JOHN MCCARRICK, BUDGIE, SIOUXSIE SIOUX

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11 facts about this song

Release Information
"Kiss Them for Me" is a song by the British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released in 1991 as the first single from their 10th studio album, "Superstition".
Chart Performance
The song became popular on multiple charts. It made it to number 23 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was the Banshees' only single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number 68.
Musical Style
The song blends the genres of dream pop and worldbeat. It features a prominent dance rhythm and electronic textures, a departure from the band's traditional post-punk sound.
Inspiration
The song's title and lyrics express a tribute to classic Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield. She reportedly used to blow kisses to her fans and asked to "kiss them for me" if they run into her friends.
Remixed Versions
Several remixes of "Kiss Them for Me" were made. Of note is the "Snapper Mix," which features tabla player Talvin Singh. This version was included on both the "Twice Upon a Time: The Singles" compilation and the "Spellbound: The Collection" album.
Music Video
The music video for the song features imagery inspired by Indian culture, matching the Eastern feel of the music. Siouxsie Sioux appears playing a sitar.
Legacy
"Kiss Them for Me" is often regarded as one of the band's commercial and creative high points. It introduced Siouxsie and the Banshees to a new generation of listeners and helped extend their influence into the 90s music scene.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by several artists, including School of Seven Bells, who included a cover of the song on their 2010 EP "Heart is Strange."
Live Performances
"Kiss Them for Me" has been performed live by Siouxsie Sioux during her solo career and was included in her "Finale: The Last Mantaray & More Show” in 2009.
Name Influence
The song's title influenced the name of an indie-pop band from New York. "Kiss Them for Me" was shortened to "Kisses," and the group has seen moderate success since forming in 2010.
Pop Culture Reference
In the realm of pop culture, the song was featured in an episode of Miami Vice and in the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective". It also appears in the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV".

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