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Twisted Sister - Hot Love (1987)

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"Hot Love" is a song by the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released in 1987 as the first single from their fifth ...

"Hot Love" is a song by the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released in 1987 as the first single from their fifth studio album Love Is for Suckers. It was written by Dee Snider and produced by Beau Hill. The song reached No. 31 in the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.

"Hot Love" was released in North America, Australia, Japan, Germany and Spain. The B-side, "Tonight", was taken from Love Is for Suckers. A music video was filmed to promote the single, directed by Jon Small. It achieved medium rotation on MTV.

Critical reception

Upon release, Cash Box said: "The drums sound like they were recorded in an airplane hangar and there's enough guitar brawn here to strong arm even the toughest ears. All of the sonic boom, though, is in the service of a truly engaging pop song." Billboard commented: "Dee and the boys deliver an incisive rock number that buoys their instinctive delivery with much commercial appeal."

Chicago Tribune said of the song in a review of Love Is for Suckers: "The best song on the album, "Hot Love," is deep-fried in committed drumming and fluent guitars that don't overwhelm melody. It's the best Twisted Sister tune since "We're Not Gonna Take It." The Washington Post said "Twisted Sister's raw image was totally out of sync with the melodic "Hot Love," an obvious attempt to break into the mainstream market." Greg Prato of AllMusic retrospectively described "Hot Love" as a stand-out on Love Is for Suckers.

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