Desmond Child

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Oct 1987

Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

Single Release

The band releasesDude (Looks Like A Lady), from their album, Permanent Vacation. Co-writer, Desmond Child:

Joe (Perry) stepped in and said, ‘I don’t want to insult the gay community.’ I said, ‘Okay, I’m gay, and I’m not insulted. Let’s write this song.’ So I talked them into the whole scenario of a guy that walks into a strip joint and falls in love with the stripper on stage, goes backstage and finds out it’s a guy. But besides that, he’s gonna go with it. He says, ‘My funky lady, I like it, like it, like it like that.’ And so he doesn’t run out of there, he stays.

Aerosmith – Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

23 Jul, 1986

You Give Love A Bad Name

Single Release

The band releasesYou Give Love A Bad Name, from, Slippery When Wet. Bon Jovi, Sambora and Child collaborate in the writing of the lyrics. Child:

The very first day we got together we wrote You Give Love a Bad Name. Then a few weeks later we wrote Livin’ On A Prayer. It was a magical collaboration and there was instant chemistry between us.

Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name

20 May, 1979

I Was Made For Lovin’ You

Single Release

The band releases I Was Made For Lovin’ You , from Dynasty. Child:

In 1979 I co-wrote I Was Made for Loving You with Paul Stanley of Kiss. This is a band that didn’t do that much outside writing. But Paul and Gene wrote songs together, then on their own they wrote songs, and then they put those songs together, and that would be Kiss. So Paul asked me to co-write a song with him, and that song turned out to be a ginormous hit, and to this day still earns a lot of income performance wise and also within the compilations of Kiss’ greatest hits. And it’s used often and in commercials and movies and things like that.

Kiss – I Was Made For Lovin' You (Live From Inner Sanctum)

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