Kim Wilde: iTunes playlist

A selection of discs by Kim Wilde. Here’s a few of her preferred albums and tracks, from now and from the past.

Everything’s just wonderful – Lily Allen
I met her during a TV recording in Germany, The Dome, and we got along just great immediately. I bought her cd and I never stopped listening to it. It’s really an extraordinary person, and she reminds me a lot of my sister, Roxanne.

1 thing – Amerie
Charlotte Hatherley, who sings with me on ‘Kids in America’ on my new album ‘Never say never’ sent me a cd containing some of her favourite songs, and this is one of them.

Grey gardens – Rufus Wainwright
I saw him in concert two times. I love his singing and composing. And above all, he’s very handsome!

Sewn – The Feeling
I heard on the radio, and I loved the melody and the lyric immediately. Together with my daughter Rose, who sings along with this song in the car when I drive her to school. My son Harry prefers the Prodigy.

Kim Wilde – Charlotte Hatherley
Charlotte told me that she wanted to write a song in the style of ‘Kids in America’, and this is the result. The album that contains this song, ‘Grey will fade’, is really impressive. Just like Charlotte!

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Excellent pop rock! And I always thought this would be a perfect song for a female singer (it would be a little bit different).

Welcome to the jungle – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Axl and his group, at their best… Don’t listen to this frivolously, it’s a big dangerous…

I predict a riot – Kaiser Chiefs
They managed to integrate strange words into a pop lyric… they won my respect!

How soon is now? – The Smiths
Any list of favourite songs should at least contain one song by the Smiths. The intense atmosphere of this song would fit perfectly to a movie by Tarantino. The music invokes images, and the song is frankly very evocative!

Clampdown – The Clash
I saw the Clash numerous times in the beginning of the eighties and I always adored Joe Strummer. Every time I hear this song, I am transported to the Lyceum at the Strand, I dropped my bag and I had to watch out for being crushed by the audience.

In my place – Coldplay
When these guys are good, they are very good. Beautiful song with emotive lyrics with which anyone will identify with at one time or another in their lives.

Waltz no. 2 – Elliott Smith
I love this waltz, from Strauss to Metallica. Like the rest of the album this is marvellous.

E-Pro – Beck
The battery of my iPod went flat during a flight, so I borrowed one off a friend. It was on ‘shuffle’ and the first track on was this one… I was hooked from the first guitar riff.

Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
Great respect for people who move beyond their comfort zone for taking risks. Damon Alban proved himself with Gorillaz, at this track is my selection.

Ooh la la – Goldfrapp
It’s got lots of references to the eighties. And it is sexy too. Superb.

Sexy Love – Ne-Yo
This track was played a lot during my recent promotional tour in Germany through radio stations, and it made the hairs on my neck stand up…

Do You want to – Franz Ferdinand
The guys remind me of groups from the Postcard label from the beginning of the eighties (Fire Engines, Orange Juice and Josef K), they make me smile.

Maxine – Donald Fagen
Extract from the album ‘The Nightfly’. I always liked the harmonies. Don’t ignore the genius album ‘Kamakiriad’.