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Music / Kim Wilde

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Someone I know is staring at me,
And when I look into her eyes,
I see a girl that I used to be,
I hardly recognise.
"You Came"

Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, 18 November 1960) is an English pop star, best known for her 1981 single "Kids In America" and her 1986 Cover Version of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," the latter of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1987. Outside of her pop career, Wilde has worked in television presenting and gardening.

Kim Wilde Discography:

  • 1981 - Kim Wilde
  • 1982 - Select
  • 1983 - Catch As Catch Can
  • 1984 - Teases & Dares
  • 1986 - Another Step
  • 1988 - Close
  • 1990 - Love Moves
  • 1992 - Love Is
  • 1995 - Now & Forever
  • 2006 - Never Say Never
  • 2010 - Come Out And Play
  • 2011 - Snapshots
  • 2013 - Wilde Winter Songbook
  • 2018 - Here Come The Aliens

Tropes applying to Kim Wilde:

  • '80s Hair: Kim Wilde sported a spectacular mane throughout the majority of the decade.
  • Intercourse with You: "Take Me Tonight." And that's just the title.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Frequently. "Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)", for instance, is an upbeat pop-rock song about a relationship that "toxic" wouldn't even begin to describe. "You Came" is often thought to be about a romantic relationship, but it was actually written by Wilde's brother Ricky about the birth of his first child.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" about an ex-lover who just won't let go of the relationship.