2 6 5 8 0

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Seventh track of the album Kim Wilde. The music has a slight 'party' feel and is embellished with a horn section. It's a track that is very untypical for Kim Wilde's whole oeuvre.

Live performances

'2 6 5 8 0' was performed live during the Debut Tour in 1982 and the Catch Tour in 1983.

Ricky about '2 6 5 8 0'

This was also written in Scotland, within about an hour, although the lyrics took a long time to write. But the actual feel of the song, the way it went, came immediately. Marty just made up some figures and came up with the number 26580 and it sounded good. It's basically meant to be a cheeky song... 'tongue-in-cheek'. (1)

Kim about '2 6 5 8 0'

Like '2 6 5 8 0' off the LP, when my dad gave me the lyric for that I sort of looked at him and l thought my God - what is in his brain! There are parts of him I didn't even know about! But, you see, he's got this sense of humour. (2)

Interview sources

(1) Kim Wilde Fanclub Introductory Magazine
(2) WILDE: Sex kitten or reluctant starlet?, New Musical Express (UK), September 19, 1981

Audio file
2 6 5 8 0 - Live at the Dominion, London, 27 October 1982