Review – The Singles Collection 1981-1993

In the Eighties Kim Wilde was the epitome of female pop with a neglectable risk factor. Nine albums and twelve years after the first hit single ‘Kids in America’ it made business sense to compile a Best Of. The Singles Collection confirms what we knew all along: that Kim performs the compositions of her brother Ricky as a popstar, simple and effective. The success was made by her image of deceptive innocence. ‘Cambodia’, ‘View from a bridge’ and ‘Love blonde’ were all hits. New on this compilation is the Bee Gees-penned ‘If I can’t have you’. Shameless pop for teenagers and their blonde mums.