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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
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    Popularity
  2.   You Keep Me Hangin' On
  3.   Kids in America
  4.   Cambodia
  5.   Another Step (Closer to You)
  6.   Kandy Krush
  7.   1969
  8.   How Do You Want My Love
  9.   Schoolgirl
  10.   Victim
  11.   Hit Him
  12.   Love Is Holy
  13.   You Came
  14.   Rosetta
  15.   Our Town
  16.   My Wish Is Your Command
  17.   I Want What I Want
  18.   Don't Say Nothing's Changed
  19.   Brothers
  20.   She Hasn't Got Time For You
  21.   Love in the Natural Way
  22.   Say You Really Want Me
  23.   Lights Down Low
  24.   Lucky Guy
  25.   Dancing in the Dark
  26.   Addicted To You
  27.   Cyber.Nation.War
  28.   House of Salome
  29.   Birthday
  30.   Solstice
  31.   Yours 'Til the End
  32.   Stereo Shot
  33.   Pop Don't Stop
  34.   Love Will Keep Us Together
  35.   Wotcha Gonna Do
  36.   All About Me
  37.   Suicide
  38.   Loving You More
  39.   Love Conquers All
  40.   Jessica
  41.   Hey! You!
  42.   Greatest Journey by Glenn Gregory
  43.   Tu Me Vas Si Bien/Because You Came
  44.   Maybe I'm Crazy
  45.   Lost Without You
  46.   Together We Belong
  47.   Perfect Girl
  48.   Wendy Said
  49.   Born to Be Wilde
  50.   Back to Heaven
  51.   Life and Soul
  52.   Hold On
  53.   Sweet Inspiration
  54.   C'mon Love Me
  55.   A Miracle's Coming
  56.   Heart Over Mind
  57.   The Light of the Moon (Belongs To Me)
  58.   I Won't Change the Way That I Feel
  59.   European Soul
  60.   You'll Be the One Who'll Lose
  61.   I've Got So Much Love
  62.   The Thrill of It
  63.   In Hollywood
  64.   Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)
  65.   World In Perfect Harmony
  66.   Loved by Chris Cox
  67.   It's Here
  68.   Hey Mister Heartache
  69.   Thought It Was Goodbye
  70.   Shangri-La
  71.   Janine
  72.   Bladerunner
  73.   Fit In
  74.   The Touch
  75.   Watching for Shapes
  76.   Shane
  77.   Back Street Driver
  78.   Heaven
  79.   In My Life
  80.   If I Can't Have You
  81.   Four Letter Word
  82.   Never Trust a Stranger
  83.   Rage to Love
  84.   The Second Time
  85.   Young Heroes
  86.   Is It Over
  87.   Sing It Out for Love
  88.   Sparks
  89.   Wendy Sadd
  90.   Chaos at the Airport
  91.   Just a Feeling
  92.   Action City
  93.   Words Fell Down
  94.   Ego
  95.   Love Blonde
  96.   View From a Bridge
  97.   Child Come Away
  98.   Take Me Tonight
  99.   Stay Awhile
  100.   Chequered Love
  101.   Water on Glass
  102.   2 6 5 8 0
  103.   Boys
  104.   Everything We Know
  105.   King of the World
  106.   I Can't Say Goodbye
  107.   Million Miles Away
  108.   Who's To Blame
  109.   Can You Come Over
  110.   Never Felt So Alive
  111.   Different Story
  112.   She Hasn't Got Time For You '88
  113.   Tell Me Where You Are
  114.   This Paranoia
  115.   Now and Forever
  116.   You're All I Wanna Do
  117.   Where Do You Go from Here
  118.   Hypnotise
  119.   True to You
  120.   High on You
  121.   Touched By Your Magic
  122.   I Believe In You
  123.   Stone
  124.   Missing
  125.   Someday
  126.   Storm In Our Hearts
  127.   Love (Send Him Back to Me)
  128.   This I Swear
  129.   Breakin' Away
  130.   Who Do You Think You Are
  131.   Time
  132.   Suburbs of Moscow
  133.   Just Another Guy
  134.   Dream Sequence
  135.   Without Your Love
  136.   Get Out
  137.   Try Again
  138.   Real Life
  139.   You'll Never Be So Wrong
  140.   Rock the Paradiso
  141.   Bitter Is Better
  142.   Forgive Me
  143.   Too Late
  144.   Love's a No
  145.   Tuning in Tuning On
  146.   Falling Out
  147.   Can You Hear It
  148.   Back Street Joe
  149.   Shoot to Disable
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