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Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Music "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde

I used to hear this song come on here and there in the 80's but didn't really know a lot about Kim Wilde except that she looked cute, hey what can I say...I was 15-16 years old during that time...Anyway I didn't hear it a lot until I got a video game called "Grand Theft Auto...Vice City", it was a knock off of "Miami Vice", and it was an enjoyable game for me to play...and I still play it although the graphics are poor compared to the games of today but back then in 2002-2003 the graphics were cutting edge.  I would drive around in the video game and listen to 80's music and the corny commercials that Rockstar made for the game.  Good memories.

"Kids in America" is a song recorded by British singer Kim Wilde. It was released in the United Kingdom as her debut single in January 1981, and in the United States in spring 1982. It has been covered by many artists from different genres.

The song was recorded in 1980 after RAK Records boss Mickie Most heard Wilde singing on a backing track for her brother Ricky Wilde. He liked her voice and image and expressed an interest to work with her. Ricky Wilde, together with his father Marty Wilde, a pre-Beatles British rock and roll star, wrote the song "Kids in America" for Wilde to record. Once the demo was sent, Most remixed the track himself and released it on RAK as Wilde's first single in January 1981. The synthesizer featured at the start of the recording is the WASP synthesizer, which was owned by Ricky Wilde at the time and inspired the writing of the song.
Early video on a Dutch Pop station kinda like America's "Solid Gold" before MTV really took off

The song peaked at number 2 in the United Kingdom. The following year it reached the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 hit in the United States and ranked as the 91st most successful song of 1982 on the Hot 100 year-end chart. In the summer of 1981, the track appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album.
"Kids in America" was the song that signalled the start of Wilde's career. Her father and brother continued to write songs for her (with the latter also given production credits), although in later years Wilde herself and her brother would usually be credited with the songwriting.
"Official" Video that was released later in 1982"

1 comment:

  1. Cute, but I don't ever remember hearing that song...LOL