King of the World

Song written by Kim Wilde, Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikström. Dedicated to the memory of Patrick Jordan, a good friend of Kim's. First track on the album Come Out and Play.

Live performances

'King of the world' was performed live during the Come Out and Play Tour in 2011, the Dutch tours in October 2016 and November 2017 and during the Return of the Aliens Tour.

Kim about 'King of the World'

I wanted to make a monument for my friend Patrick, who died of heart failure, with this song. He was a great guy and this song was a tribute to his personality. (1)

'King of the World' was one of the songs that came really quickly and (...) you know when something really good is happening. I remember I just felt literally, physically, like I had something like some kind of wire or connection between me and something else. Universal energy or something. I remember just feeling like I was automatic writing. I wasn't even thinking about it. It's just this automatic writing started happening. (2)


Produced by John McLaughlin & Dave Thomas Junior
Recorded at Radio City Studios Glasgow
Mixed by Bob Kraushaar at Acton Marina, London

Interview sources

(1) Kim Wilde: Comeback of a power woman - Come out and play interview. In: Vip-Chicks website (Germany), August 17, 2010
(2) Unsung Heroes podcast, 23 July 2021

Audio file
King of the World - HR1 Live Lounge (Germany), 28 November 2010