Falling out

Song written by Ricky Wilde. Ninth track of the album Kim Wilde.

In a roundabout way, this was responsible for the beginning of Kim's career. Marty had booked a studio in Luton to record a Country album, a little 8-track studio. He had to go to London urgently to record a TV show and said to Rick, "Look, I've got to go but the studio's been paid for so I'll leave it to you, you can put the track down while I'm gone."

Marty about 'Falling out'

I'll always remember walking up the stairs of the studio on my return and hearing this fantastic song coming out. I couldn't believe it." It was the first song that Ricky had ever written and when he'd recorded it, it turned out better than he'd though and we did it with another track called 'Tearaway'. That turned out well and Rick took them around to a few studios and got a good reaction from RAK, who said they liked the tracks. So Ricky went to RAK and started recording "Tearaway" because he thought it would be a good single with 'Falling out' as a probable B-side. He asked Mickie if it was alright to put Kim on backing vocals of 'Falling out' and he said "yes". When she did the backing vocals, Mickie came in and heard her and he said that he thought she had a good voice and good image and could do something with her. Her career started with this number 'Falling out' and soon after, about a month later, we went into the studio and began recording Kids in America and it's gone on from there. (1)

Interview source

(1) Kim Wilde Fanclub Introductory Magazine, 1981