Schoolgirl

Song written by Ricky, Kim and Marty Wilde. A track included on the album Another step and released as a single in Europe. It was produced by Ricky Wilde and Reinhold Heil. The sleeve was designed by Wendy Saunders.

Versions

There are two versions of 'Schoolgirl': the album version and an extended version called the 'Head-master mix', mixed by Ricky Wilde.

Formats

The track was released as a 7" single and 12" single in Europe.
See also this page in the discography.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Peter Cornish.
Go to this page for more information.

Live performances

'Schoolgirl' was performed live during the Another Step tour in 1986 only.

Kim about 'Schoolgirl'

The song is about my six year old sister, Roxanne. I wrote it after the Chernobyl disaster. I was so scared by that. I thought about Roxanne's future and felt so guilty all of a sudden. I shape this world just as much as anyone else, don't I? And that's why I feel just as responsible for the disaster in the nuclear plant as Gorbachev would be. Sometimes you have to look into a mirror. When I finished the lyric of 'Schoolgirl' I threw my arms around Roxanne and said sorry. I do think there is still hope, I am a born optimist. (1)

Credits

Guitar: Steve Byrd
Backing vocals: Don Haywoode, Emmah
Fairlight III programming and keyboards: Ricky Wilde, Reinhold Heil
Produced by Ricky Wilde and Reinhold Heil
Engineered by Peter Wade Schwier

Highest chart position

Denmark: 7
Germany: 38 (6 weeks)

Interview source

(1) This is the new Kim Wilde: independent, resolute and looking for adventure, Hitkrant (Netherlands), July 19, 1986