History of the biggest hits of all time: Kids in America

This time in ‘History of the biggest hits of all time’ Bogdan Fabianski remembers the hit ‘Kids in America’. The song was sung by Kim Wilde.

The song ‘Kids in America’ was the debut single of the British singer Kim Wilde. In the UK it was released in January 1981, in the United States in spring 1982. The second voice we hear in the song belongs to the brother of the singer – Ricky Wilde. The song was composed by their father Marty, along with Ricky.

In the UK, the single reached the second place in the charts. In Finland and South Africa the song topped the charts. Many artists have recorded a cover of ‘Kids in America’. Among them were Foo Fighters and Nirvana.