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Sunday 7 January 2018

A Sunday Single

A New Year - a new series.
Popped into my local charity shop yesterday and someone had handed in a pile of singles in reasonable  condition and at 50 p a pop. So I picked up a few which I will feature over the next few weeks.

First up is Kids in America  the debut single from Kim Wilde on the RAK label.Released on 26th January 1981 it reached number 2 in the UK singles charts during a 13 week stint.
The first of her 25 singles in the top 50 and along with You Keep Me Hangin' On  her biggest hit. Sadly for her she never quite made the top spot.

She is now a horticulturalist (winning a gold award at the Chelsea Flower Show) and a TV and radio presenter. She is also still making music with a tour scheduled for later on this year.

Kim Wilde - Kids in America

Kim Wilde - Tuning In Tuning On


  1. Blimey, I didn't see that coming! Good old Kim. A mate and I sent off for tickets for her first ever London concert at the Dominion in 1982. When the envelope dropped through the letterbox a few weeks later, we were amazed to discover that we had scored the middle two seats in the front row! About 30 years later I sold my ticket stub to a guy in America (presumably he'd been a kid back in 1982) for £30.

    1. There may well be a couple of curve balls Swede!

  2. Is there anyone who doesn't love this record? When i featured it a couple years ago, it was one of my most popular posts in terms of views and comments. You can't go wrong with Kids In America, you really can't.