This week’s music video is Kim Wilde’s Kids In America. Why? No reason, really. I just like the song. It’s so gloriously 1981 (or 1982 when released in America).
I find it weird that I never even knew this song until I moved to the UK over a decade ago & I wondered if it had not been released in America. So I of course looked it up on Wikipedia and saw that it got to number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (it got to number 2 in the UK). So… I dunno. I think it just never made it to the radio in my little hick town! Which is a shame as I’d have loved it at the time.
So, while it doesn’t exactly have the nostalgia for me, I still think it’s a great, pure 80’s pop song. And it’s one of my daughter’s favorites to play with me on Just Dance on the Wii. 😉 The video is pretty bland, though! Here you go…
I LOVE this song!!! cant believe they didn’t play it in Wisconsin. It was on the radio in Michigan 🙂
Great choice…u made my day Mutant!! 🙂
Thanks! And you’re welcome. I’d have guessed you’d like this one. 😉
U guessed right!! 😉
I love this song!
Me too! Now that I know it. 🙂
I’m going to date myself when I tell you I remember this song first time around, in my grim days at grammar school. It’s still a tune and Kim Wilde is lovely, a major crush for me!
Lol. That’s okay – I always date myself! I’d remember this from the first time around too if it had been played where I grew up. 😉 She’s cute! Didn’t she do some gardening shows or something like that in the UK? I know she’s still around a bit.
I’m loathe to admit it but I was around when this came out first time (just a kid, mind) and it was a top tune then and it is a top tune now. The follow up “Chequered love” is also a stormer! 🙂
Hehe. Well, I was around when it came out too. 😉 I don’t know the other song, though! I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
Hey, I just discovered that Kim Wilde’s first Top Of The Pops performance of “Kids In America” from 1981 is to be shown this Friday at 7:30pm on BBC 4! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yrs1d 😀
Ohh! Cool! I’ll have to double check it’s in the planner. Probably is already – I love watching those old Top of the Pops. Fun to watch with hubby as I didn’t grow up here with them. 🙂
It’s just a same so many episodes have been Yewtreed meaning we miss out on so much great music… 😦
I know. 😦 It sucks. That show was awesome!
Whenever I hear this now I think of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Whaaaat? Bwahaha! Is that a video game?? Cool. 🙂
Ick! I hated this song when it came out and I still do.
Lol! Awww. I like it! Very weird that I didn’t grow up with it, though. In America! 😉
I think you love the 80’s in the way I love the 60’s. 🙂
Haha. Very true! I think so too. 😉 I also adore the 70’s as well! More so, in a lot of ways. 🙂
“Water on glass” was my favourite Kim Wilde tune. Good driving tune and one I still pay occasionally. Yes – she was certainly a looker 🙂
Hmm. I don’t know that one! But have to admit I know very little by her (I’m assuming she was bigger in the UK. It’s weird I didn’t even know Kids In America until moving to the UK years after its release). I know men had/have a big crush on her! She’s lovely in this video. : )
She was a pretty girl for sure and yes I guess she was bigger in the UK – but “Kids in America” was a big hit in the States….pretty sure of that. “Water on glass” is a good record, check it out….good pop music.:-)
I’ll check it out! : )