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Friday, 27 March 2020

Wilde Friday


2020 Charity Shop Purchase 24 - Kim Wilde - The Best Of

We are moving about 12 miles due North from Wigtown to  our final Galloway charity shop destination Newton Stewart.
The Best of Kim Wilde is one I may have passed on had there been anything more exciting on offer.
Let's face it Kids in America is really all you need and I picked that up as a single a couple of years ago.
Some  new to to me facts. I wasn't aware that all her songs were written by father Marty and brother Ricky with Ricky also producing. Nor was I aware that she won the BRIT award for Best Female Solo Artist in 1983 and even more impressively was voted the Smash Hits Most Fanciable Female not once but twice!
It was all downhill from there.

Kim Wilde - Kids in America

Kim Wilde - Chequered Love

Kim Wilde - Cambodia (Reprise)

13 comments:

  1. She looks VERY stern on that album cover.

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  2. "Let's face it Kids in America is really all you need"
    What? No Water on Glass? (a single I still own 39 years after release)

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  3. Oh Kim... (insert early 80s schoolboy sigh here...)

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  4. Chequered Love is brilliant too. That first album was a more than decent new wave record.

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    1. Chequered Love, splendid pop song, I'd forgotten all about it.

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  5. Another vote for Chicken Love here.

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    1. Best. Autocorrect. Ever.

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    2. No autocorrect. That is what she actually sings. I'm convinced of it.

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  6. Are you surprised that so many readers seem to be Kim Wilde fans? (well,5 plus yourself). And all middle-aged men, no doubt

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  7. We weren't as wild about Wilde over here. Kids in America was a minor hit that grew in popularity through the years and would be considered an '80s staple now. Her only other hit, severla years later, was the cover of You Keep Me Hangin' On that went to No. 1. Surprisingly, the follow-up single did not even make the Top 40... shocking for a No. 1. All of the other songs mentioned here are going to be unknown to most Americans.

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    1. Brian, they are in for a treat!

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    2. I agree, George. I enjoyed all three of CC's selections.

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