Joshua’s Garden

Memorial garden for a seven year-old boy at Glastonbury Thorn School, in Milton Keynes. Officially opened by Kim Wilde on 11 July 2005.

Joyful Joyful

Also known as ‘Beethoven Goes Joyful Joyful’, this song is an arrangement of the 1907 song ‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’, written by Henry J. van Dyke and the ‘Hymn to Joy’, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The song was performed by the Angels In Harlem Gospel Choir during the Night Of The Proms in 2008 with Kim Wilde rapping a verse.


Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
Op’ning to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day!

Get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
Op’ning to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day!


Born on 13 November 1971 in Berlin, Jacqueline Schmitka is a German singer, who performs using only her first name Jacqueline. In 1991 she released her debut single ‘Auf Der Erde’, which was produced by G.G. Anderson and Engelbert Simons. This was followed by the single ‘Three Words for Sarah’ in 1992. Two more singles followed in the early 1990s, but they did not reach the level of popularity of their first releases.

In 1998, Jacqueline released a cover version of ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ as part of the musical duo Mona & Lisa. In 2008 Jacqueline started her comeback and released two studio albums and several singles through Happy Vibes Records. The second album, ‘Sonne, Mond und Sterne’ (2010) featured the song Verloren In Der Einsamkeit, a version of Kim Wilde’s Cambodia. However, she did not achieve any chart positions with these releases.

Jardiner avec les Enfants

French translation of Kim’s book Gardening with Children. It was released on 18 April 2006 by Broquet in Canada.
The book was translated into French by Maurice Soudeyns. The book is identical to the English edition, except for the language and the fact that it’s a paperback edition.

Release date: 18 April 2006
Written by: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Broquet
Number of pages: 124
ISBN: 2890007286

Just What I Needed

Song written by Ric Ocasek.

The Cars version

‘Just what I needed’ was recorded by The Cars on their self-titled debut album, released in 1978. Sung by the band’s bass player Benjamin Orr, the song was released as a single and peaked at number 17 in the UK singles chart.

Kim Wilde version

Kim Wilde recorded a cover of ‘Just what I needed’ for her 2011 album Snapshots.


There are two versions of ‘Just what I needed’: the album version and the rough demo mix included on the promotion cd for the album.

Live performances

‘Just what I needed’ was performed live during the Snapshots & Greatest Hits Tour in 2012 only.

Kim about ‘Just what I needed’

‘Just what I needed’ was recorded by the Cars, released in 1978. I was 18, increasingly getting into pop music. I loved the punk rock scene but I loved the sort of post-punk, new wave kind of scene. The Cars were in that sort of genre, post-punk, new wave, definitely rock and roll, and very pop. So they seemed to combine all the elements of music that I loved the most. And this song I just, I just loved Ben Orr’s vocals and his beautiful face. It was just a few years before I started recording myself, so they were a huge influence, not just on myself but on my brother, Ricky Wilde. (1)


Drums: Paul Kaiser
Guitars: Ricky Wilde
Additional vocals by Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde & Scarlett Wilde
Produced by Alex Rethwisch
Vocal production by Ricky Wilde
Drums recorded by Manfred Faust @ Gaga Studio, Hamburg

Interview source

(1) Track by track commentary, Sony Music, 2011.


I don’t mind you coming here
and wasting all my time
’cause when you’re standing oh so near
I kinda lose my mind

It’s not the perfume that you wear
It’s not the ribbons in your hair
I don’t mind you coming here
and wasting all my time

I don’t mind you hanging out
and talking in your sleep
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been
As long as it was deep

You always knew to wear it well
You look so fancy i can tell
I don’t mind you hanging out
and talking in your sleep

I guess you’re just what i needed
I needed someone to feed
I guess guess you’re just what i needed
I needed someone to bleed

Just Another Guy

Written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Not included on the album Select, this track was the B-side to the 7″ and 12″ single Child Come Away.
It was first released on CD in 1998 on the compilation album Collection.


Wow Billy what a day
Never thought of seeing you here
Funny how it goes
Never thought I’d see you fall
I heard you’re down on luck
and now I can see it all

Judy took a train
Judy took a train to nowhere
Weeping on a phone
Never to recieve her call
So you remember well
Now I don’t need you at all

You’re just another guy
with just another lie
You’re just another guy
with just another lie
I’ve been around too long

Hit me like a shot
When he sent your heart to nowhere
It really is a shame
You shouldn’t let your big heart show
But then it’s no big deal
Moving around it, I know

You’re just another guy
with just another lie
You’re just another guy
with just another lie
I’ve been around too long

Gotta say goodbye
Gonna catch a train to nowhere
I didn’t wanna lie
I didn’t mean to come on strong
But then it’s no big scene
Hanging around…

You’re just another guy
with just another lie
You’re just another guy
with just another lie
We could’ve had it all

Just a Feeling

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Fifth track of the album Select.


There are two versions of ‘Just a Feeling’: the album version and the rough mix, released in 2020.

Live performances

‘Just a feeling’ was performed live during the Debut Tour in 1982 only.

Cover versions

‘Just a feeling’ has been covered by Måns Wieslander.

Marty about ‘Just a feeling’

This is just a simple love song and the only line that I really love in the song is that line that says “I always looked on the touch of your love as a warm stream running over me”.


Stand at the mirror and look at my face
See all the changes I know somethings wrong
But when I think back to the love that we had
I look for escape ‘cos I know that it’s gone

I always looked on the touch of our love
As a soft stream running over me
But I always knew there would be a way out
But for you, not for me
Just a feeling

Now all I see is the trace of a smile
Memories forgotten a long time ago
Never believed I could see you this way
I don’t know what changed you, I’ll just never know

I used to dream there was someone around
Who was there just to watch over me
Out in the crowds there was someone around
Who was meant just for me

Friends say “impossible”
But I say it’s got to be

Just a feeling


Remixer and DJ alias of Limahl and Guy Phethean. They met when Guy was keyboard player for a rock band called Angels of Hope. They initially worked on some demos for Limahl, but a year later they took on the name Jupiter and recorded a track with Sylvia Mason James called ‘Destiny’. They then started to remix tracks for Peter Andre, Livin’ Joy and Kim Wilde’s cover of Shame.

In 1999 the duo ceased to work together under the Jupiter moniker.

Jungle Gym garden

Kim Wilde and David Fountain designed the ‘Jungle Gym garden’, which was opened in July 2005 on the grounds of Capel Manor Horticultural College, Enfield. In the Jungle Gym garden Kim and David have created a colourful and imaginative space for young people to socialise and have fun. The design includes many recycled elements. Pathways and mulch are made from painted recycled tractor tyres and part of the garden’s boundary is marked by brightly painted car exhausts.

Jones, Neil

Neil Jones was born on 18 March 1979. He started playing the piano at an early age and then turned to the (left-handed) guitar aged 11. In the Nineties he started working as a session guitarist and teaching the instrument.

Since 2007, he plays in Kim Wilde’s band, replacing Perry ap Gwynedd.

Jones, Howard

Born as John Howard Jones on 23 February 1955 in Southampton, Hampshire, UK. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country. By the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and over the next few years played in Warrior, the Bicycle Thieves, and Skin Tight. In 1974 he went to music college in Manchester and after graduation he began performing solo in his home town. He soon introduced dancer Jed Hoile to enliven his act by improvizing dance to his songs. Jones was offered a session by BBC disc jockey John Peel which led to tours with OMD and China Crisis.
WEA signed him in the summer of 1983 and in September he charted with his first single, ‘New Song’. This debut single reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. The second single, ‘What is Love?’, was a slightly bigger success, topping at number 2. The third single, ‘Hide and seek’ showed Howard from a more contemplative side. The three singles were a good indication of the work on Howard’s debut album ‘Human’s Lib’, released early 1984. It came straight in at No. 1 in the UK in April 1984, eventually going platinum. This success spread across the globe with ‘Human’s Lib’ going gold in USA, Japan, Germany, Italy and Australia.
‘Dream into Action’ (1985), the second album, repeated the success of the debut album and contained a series of hits including ‘Look Mama’, ‘Things can only get better’ and ‘Life in one day’. A reworking of ‘No one is to blame’, produced by Phil Collins, reached number 1 in the US singles chart. The following album ‘One to one’ (1987) was aimed at the American market and had good success over there, whereas European success started to decline relatively. This album, ‘Cross that line’ (1988) and ‘In the running’ (1992) were all accompanied by successful world tours.

After leaving WEA, Howard started to release albums on his own DTOX label. The first of these albums, ‘Working in the backroom’ (1995) was only available at live concerts and on the official website. Further albums included ‘Live Acoustic America’ (1996), ‘People’ (1999) and several live albums.

Howard celebrated his two decades in music with a special 20th Anniversary concert at the Shepherd?s Bush Empire London on September 20th, 2003. It was recorded for a dvd release later on. To tie in with this anniversary Warner Music released a special double CD with one disc of greatest hits and one disc of rare tracks and b-sides of old singles. In December 2003, Howard was one of the acts included alongside Kim Wilde in the Here and Now Greatest Hits Tour.

In 2005, Howard released ‘Revolution of the heart’, a cd that was critically acclaimed for its successful combination of 80’s retro style and modern sounds. Amidst various solo tours worldwide and Here & Now performances in the UK, Jones continued to release music, most recently in 2010 with the album ‘Ordinary heroes’.

In 2010, Howard recorded a message for Kim’s 50th birthday at the request of Wilde Life.

In 2016, Howard Jones and Kim Wilde toured Australia together.

Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock band. Brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas formed in early 2005. After being signed to Columbia, the brother considered the name ‘Sons of Jonas’ before settling on the name ‘Jonas Brothers’. After several tours, opening for artists like Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson and the Veronicas, their debut album ‘It’s about time’ was released in August 2006. It was a limited release of only 50,000 copies. Because Columbia weren’t interested in further promoting the band and the album, the Jonas Brothers switched labels a year later to Hollywood Records. In March 2007, their song Kids of the future, a version of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America, was released on the soundtrack album of Meet the Robinsons. The Disney Channel actively promoted the band throughout the year, whereas their second self-titled album (also including ‘Kids of the future’) was released in August 2007. The Jonas Brothers kicked off their ‘Look me in the eyes tour’ on January 31, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona. They performed several new songs on the tour that were slated to be on their third studio album, ‘A little bit longer’, released in August 2008.

In the summer of 2008 they also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock and its sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. They also starred as Kevin, Joe, and Nick Lucas, the band JONAS, in their own Disney Channel series JONAS, which was later re-branded for its second season as Jonas L.A. The show was eventually cancelled after two seasons.

Their fourth album, ‘Lines, vines and trying times’ was released in June 2009. After a hiatus during 2010 and 2011 to pursue solo-projects, the group reconciled in 2012 to record a new album, which was announced in early 2013 with the title ‘V’. On October 9, 2013, the group cancelled their highly anticipated comeback tour days before it was slated to start, citing a “deep rift within the band” over “creative differences”. Three weeks later, the group confirmed that they had split and ‘V’ was not going to be released, although some tracks were actually made available to fans as part of an album that also featured live tracks.