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Kim Wilde

The daughter of '50s British pop singer Marty Wilde, Kim Wilde had several pop hits during the '80s. Initially, her synth-driven pop fit in with the new wave movement, but as the decade progressed, it became clear that her strength was mainstream pop.

In 1980, Kim Wilde signed with producer Mickie Most's Rak Records, releasing her first single, "Kids in America," early in 1981. "Kids in America" climbed to number two on the British charts that spring, while her second single, "Chequered Love," made it into the Top Ten; her self-titled debut album performed as well as her singles. The following year, "Kids in America" became a Top 40 hit in America, while Select kept her in the British charts. However, Wilde wasn't able to keep her momentum going and it wasn't until late 1986 that she had another hit with a dance cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," which charted in the Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic. Wilde never had another hit in America, yet she was back in the charts in the summer of 1987 with "Another Step (Closer to You)," a duet with Junior Giscombe. After the single's success, she began changing her image, becoming sexier. The approach didn't entirely pay off, though she had a handful of hit singles from her 1988 album, Close, including "You Came," "Never Trust a Stranger," and "Four Letter Word." Wilde continued to record in the '90s, scoring the occasional hit, either in the dance or adult contemporary field. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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taniahalaby1 2
Love
Kool song , she's awesome !!
My brake up song 3 yrs ago .. 7 yr long marriage ! Yea ..he had me like that lol.
I remember when I first started listening to her in 1981 it waz like a whole new genre came to town and it was pop music hit the charts I was in heaven listening to her n the 70s and Elvis wht a life
corbindallas g r i f f i n
Don't read this, because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday, by the love of your life.Tomorro w will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't post this, you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this, don't stop.This is so scary. Post this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done, press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen .This is so scary, because it works
4 days ago
Great songs yet another 80's artist I miss so much. Kids in America cool love it.
timd.phillip s
I'll second an earlier comment, her new albums are very good..and she is undoubtedly one of the most under rated pop stars of the 80S.
OH WHAT A LOVELY LADY.
Haha, I love this song. I first saw it on Jimmy Neutron
gene.mckelve y
There was a remake for the Jimmy Neutron movie of 2001
I wish she would have stayed more in the New Wave groove. I think she got pulled into Pop because she, or her record company, saw the success of Madonna. Really enjoy her voice but prefer something with a bit more of an edge.
You can still be tough and wear gel today, just spike it up.
mosorio72
Kids in America is really infectious and always has me wanting to jump and twist around...
unltd.nikk
the only song I only ever really listened to has been Kids In America, but I still think her music is amazing...or at least once i hear them.
Back when you could wear gel and be considered tough....
this sine wall mack you cray all the time wane you here it
Although I like her song Kids in America I am not too familiar with KW hence my reason for clicking on her bio page. Now that I am "Pandora~ize d " with her, I am left confused about "East California". . . what is that all about? Nor Cal Valley Girl here. From Sac to da boonies, from the Bay area and back down, from Humboldt to Oaksterdam, skiing in Tahoe and crusing for a thrill through Comptom, just never heard of "East California". LOL Oh!... and have you been to Paradise, Oroville or Weed?
teddywilde12 2 9
Slccb:

She's one of my favorite artists. She released a new album late last year (2008) called "Never Say Never." Kim does some light touring in England and W. Europe, usually as part of an 80s tour. She also does a gardening show on the BBC. Her new album is very good--very true to her "Another Step" and "Close" days.
She was an MTV favorite in the olden days.

East California.. . u h . . . T a h o e ? Tahoe must have been a New Wave Mecca before it became a Yuppie mating call on the 1B Express bus in San Francisco.

I KNOW EVERYTING! EVERY TING!
tgroup
primal pop-rock !!!
slcccb
I'm pleased to have discovered her. Wonder what she's doing today?
bien!
Good stuff!
"New York to East California". LMAO!! East California? Where's that?
Otherwise, a pretty good song.
misterpoe24
Just listened to "Kids in America" for what I believe is the first time in my life. Popped up on my Blondie station. Excellent. This is one of the reasons - among many - that I love Pandora. Introducing "new" tracks alongside familiar favorites.
Love this song!!!!!! she has a beautiful voice. I also loved kids in america!!!!!
great singer.
good song good singer

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