When I was a teen, I had posters of her on my walls as well as all of her LPs in my collection: Kim Wilde, the blonde singer from Britain I was a fan of for her looks and her Synclavier-backed songs. During the early nineties, her success faded and she began focusing on her private life.
In 2003, she had a comeback with a duet she did with german singer Nena and her song “Anywhere, anyplace, anytime”.
And now, sitting in the McDonald’s restaurant in Karlsruhe, I hear a new remix of the Kim Wilde hit “Keep me hanging on”. I think it’s being released as a promo song for the casting show “Popstars”.
She may be far from being a Madonna, but I’m happy that she’s still in the music business, reminding me of times when “Love blonde” or “The Second Time” were the soundtrack of my life.
fn1. Samantha Fox was another british export I liked, but for two other reasons.
fn2. Update: I listened to “The Second Time” song this morning. “I’ve every reason to believe there’s still a man in you — you done it once so come on go again”? It seems it actually took me 20 years to get what she’s singing about…