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Exile’s “Kiss You All Over” 42nd Anniversary of Becoming Worldwide #1 Hit Song

L-R: Exile: Steve Goetzman, JP Pennington, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Les Taylor (Photo Credit: Mark Conner)

Included in the Soundtrack of the Major Motion Picture The Big Ugly, Starring Vinnie Jones, Ron Perlman, Malcolm McDowell.

Spotify Streams Exceed 15.7 Million


Covid Mask Available to Commemorate Anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pop/country crossover hit-making band, Exile, is celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of “Kiss You All Over.” Sept 30, 2020 was the 42nd Anniversary of the popular song, “Kiss You All Over,” which hit #1 in 1978 and stayed #1 for four weeks and charted for 23 weeks. It was the #5 Song of 1978 and ranked #9 in the 50 Sexiest Songs by Billboard Magazine. Currently the song has amassed over 15.7 million Spotify streams and is included in 75.2K playlists. As 2020 has evolved and changed the landscape of fan interaction, the band has released a new Covid-19 mask with the well recognized “Kiss You All Over’ lip logo to commemorate the anniversary and keep fans safe. Fans can order the mask here.


“We’d love to “Kiss You All Over”, but in the interest of keeping everyone safe, here’s our solution to keep us all safe and COVID free!” shares the band members.

They added, “We’re extremely pleased and thankful to be one of the lucky Artists that have had a “signature song” in our careers – one of those songs that just stays around through the years, from generation to generation.”

“Kiss You All Over” has recently been included in the Soundtrack for the major motion picture, The Big Ugly, starring Vinnie Jones, Ron Perlman, Malcolm McDowell. It has also been included in thirty-two other productions including Happy Gilmore, Man On The Moon, Zookeeper, Wild Hogs, Employee Of The Month, Hello Ladies, American Swing and miniseries Mindhunter (Netflix), Pose (FX), Red Oaks (Amazon) and Imposters (Bravo).


2020 celebrates the 57th anniversary for the band, which formed in Richmond, Ky. Since their beginning in 1963 the band has had No. 1 hits on both the pop and country charts, achieving ten No. 1 hits on the country chart, three Gold albums and over 8 million records sold.

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members will continue to tour performing their greatest hits, fan-favorite on-the-road songs from over the years, and will announce new projects later in 2020. More information on Exile can be found at


About Exile
Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 55 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song “Kiss You All Over” was used in the 1996  Adam Sandler movie “Happy Gilmore” and in the 2006 film “Employee of the Month.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2020 celebrates 57 years for the band and 42nd anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.” For more information, visit