15 December 2013
Rage (Australia)

Kim Wilde presents the following videos during a three hour guest presenting slot on the music video channel Rage, followed by an hour of Kim Wilde videos (also listed here).

Cambodia – Kim Wilde
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Somebody To Love – Queen
Crying – Roy Orbison
Dance Away – Roxy Music
John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
School’s Out (live) – Alice Cooper
Bye Bye Baby – Bay City Rollers
Knowing Me, Knowing You – Abba
Close To You – The Carpenters
Autobahn – Kraftwerk
The Day That Never Comes – Metallica
Nancy Boy – Placebo
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Sign O’ The Times – Prince
Didn’t Mean To Turn You On – Robert Palmer
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Why – Carly Simon
Walking Down Madison – Kirsty MacColl
Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi – Kylie Minogue
Left To My Own Devices – Pet Shop Boys
Alfie – Lily Allen
Hold On – En Vogue
Like A Prayer – Madonna
London Calling – The Clash
Peaches (live) – The Stranglers
(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea – Elvis Costello
Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
Back In Black (live) – ACDC
The Riddle – Nik Kershaw
Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
The Word Girl – Scritti Politti
Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry – Heaven 17
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
Video Games – Lana del Rey
Everytime – Britney Spears
Satellite Of Love – Lou Reed
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Elton John
Babooshka – Kate Bush
When I’m Gone – Eminem
Don’t Know What To Tell Ya – Aaliyah
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Propane Nightmares – Pendulum
Firestarter – The Prodigy
God And Satan – Biffy Clyro
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Everyday I Love You Less And Less – Kaiser Chiefs
Spellbound – Siouxie and the Banshees
I Touch Myself – Divinyls
Private Universe – Crowded House
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Can’t Get Enough – Kim Wilde
Chequered Love – Kim Wilde
If I Can’t Have You – Kim Wilde
View From A Bridge – Kim Wilde
You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Kim Wilde
Four Letter Word – Kim Wilde
Never Trust A Stranger – Kim Wilde
Hey Mister Heartache – Kim Wilde
Another Step – Kim Wilde
Rage To Love – Kim Wilde
Dancing In The Dark – Kim Wilde
Love Blonde – Kim Wilde
Child Come Away – Kim Wilde
It’s Here – Kim Wilde
Schoolgirl – Kim Wilde


14 December 2013
Rage (Australia)

Kim Wilde presents the following videos during a one hour programme on the music video channel Rage.

Kids In America
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
Hold On – En Vogue
Smile – Lily Allen
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Firestarter – The Prodigy
I Touch Myself – Divinyls
Spellbound – Siouxie and the Banshees
(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea – Elvis Costello
The Riddle – Nik Kershaw
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Kim Wilde

Vintage TV

1 September 2010
Vintage TV (UK)

Kim Wilde presents videos from various artists in an hour long show.

Kim Wilde’s Top 50 Secret Songs

24 January 2009
Magic TV, Sky Channel (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a top 50 of secret songs, or ‘guilty pleasures’. The top 50 is as follows:

50. Iā€™m Gonna Getcha Good – Shania Twain
49. Nikita – Elton John
48. You’re The Best Thing – Style Council
47. One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & BoyzIIMen
46. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
45. Amazing – George Michael
44. Together In Electric Dreams – Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
43. Secret Lovers – Atlantic Starr
42. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
41. A Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
40. Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
39. Raspberry Beret – Prince
38. Private Emotion – Ricky Martin ft Meja
37. Baby Baby – Amy Grant
36. Don’t stop believing – Journey
35. Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton
34. Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
33. Run To You – Whitney Houston
32. The Love I Lost – Sybil
31. It started with a kiss – Hot Chocolate
30. Through The Barricades – Spandau Ballet
29. Only Yesterday – The Carpenters
28. When You Tell Me That You Love Me – Westlife & Diana Ross
27. I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
26. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
25. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
24. S.O.S. – ABBA
23. To Be With You – Mr Big
22. Me & Mrs Jones – Freddie Jackson
21. It Must Be Love – Madness
20. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
19. Sealed With A Kiss – Jason Donovan
18. Rule The World – Take That
17. You Win Again – Bee Gees
16. Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
15. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
14. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You – Glenn Medeiros
13. End Of The Road – BoyzIIMen
12. You Keep Me Hanging On – Kim Wilde
11. More Than Words – Extreme
10. Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
9. Run To You – Bryan Adams
8. Perfect Moment – Martine McCutcheon
7. Love Changes (Everything) – Climie Fisher
6. True Blue – Madonna
5. You’re The Voice – John Farnham
4. What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
3. Whole Again – Atomic Kitten
2. She Makes My Day – Robert Palmer
1. Heaven (Candlelight Mix) – DJ Sammy

Kim Wilde’s Top 50 80’s Anthems

12 July 2008
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents her 50 favourite 80’s anthems on the VH1 music channel.
She presents the following tracks:

Never tear us apart – INXS
Just can’t get enough – Depeche Mode
Fantastic day – Haircut 100
Jump – Van Halen
There must be an angel – Eurythmics
It’s a sin – Pet Shop Boys
Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
What is love – Howard Jones
Walking on sunshine – Katrina & the Waves
Rapture – Blondie
Let’s dance – David Bowie
Uptown girl – Billy Joel
Girls just wanna have fun – Cyndi Lauper
Gold – Spandau Ballet
1999 – Prince
Dancing on the ceiling – Lionel Richie
A little respect – Erasure
Word up – Cameo
China in your hands – T’pau
I should be so lucky – Kylie Minogue
In the air tonight – Phil Collins
Respectable – Mel & Kim
Too shy – Kajagoogoo
Addicted to love – Robert Palmer
Material girl – Madonna
Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
You spin me round – Dead or Alive
I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
Take on me – A-ha
Love will tear us apart – Joy Division
Never gonna give you up – Rick Astley
Faith – George Michael
Every little thing she does is magic – Police
Walk this way – Aerosmith & Run DMC
I think we’re alone now – Tiffany
Flashdance (what a feeling) – Irene Cara
Venus – Bananarama
I want to break free – Queen
The final countdown – Europe
Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Rio – Duran Duran
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Don’t you want me – Human League
Eye of the tiger – Survivor
Wake me up before you gogo – Wham!
Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi

Not fade away

16 September 1996

Kim presents this program for an hour, containing old videos of her favourite year (1981) and her favourite artists (Danny Wilson, Gary Clark, etc.)
The track listing for the program is as follows.

  • “I could be happy” – Altered Images
  • “Favourite shirts (Boy meets girl)” – Haircut 100
  • “Swords of a thousand men” – Tenpole Tudor
  • “Kings of the wild frontier” – Adam & the Ants
  • “Souvenir” – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  • “Kids in America” – Kim Wilde
  • “Mary’s prayer” – Danny Wilson
  • “Second summer of love” – Danny Wilson
  • “Soul on stormy waters” – Gary Clark
  • “Free floating” – Gary Clark
  • “Country house” – Blur
  • “The downtown lights” – Blue Nile
  • “My lovin'” – En Vogue
  • ? – Elvis Presley
  • “Why” – 3T feat. Michael Jackson


Hi This is Kim Wilde on ‘Not fade away’ and I’m going to be playing some of my favourite videos from my favourite artists which is Danny Wilson and Gary Clark, also videos from Elvis Presley through to Blur, but first of all I’m gonna start off with my favourite year which is 1981 and a great band which I was a huge fan of, Altered Images, ‘I could be happy’.

And that was the lovely Clare Grogan from Altered Images and I can say lovely Clare Grogan now, but in 1981 I was so jealous of her, she kept nicking all the covers of the Smash Hits and all the magazines I was trying to get on the cover of. I suppose all these years later I can concede that she was a great popstar. Right, we’re gonna put on our next video now by Haircut 100, and everyone loved Haircut 100, they were a great band, made great records in the early Eighties there. And Nick Heyward, whom in fact I met recently at a roadshow – and there were people like Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and Suggs from Madness and me, so it was like an old popstars convention – and Nick was standing next to Tony with a pair of sunglasses and I didn’t recognise him, and I said, ‘excuse me, are you a popstar?’. He sort of looked at me.. (chuckles). Anyway, here he is, in all his beautiful glory, Haircut 100, ‘Favourite shirts’.

So 1981 is my favourite year because that’s more or less when my career began. When I started travelling around the world and meeting all these other popstars. And I never really felt like one myself, which is very strange. I remember meeting Depeche Mode and Sting, and OMD… People whose videos we’re gonna play later on. But one of the bands we met in one of the nightclubs one late night was Tenpole Tudor. With Eddie Tudorpole and the boys. And we had a right old laugh with them, became really good friends with them and I started dating Bob, which was quite sweet at the time, I was very excited. And his sister June, she used to play drums with the Modettes and I was a huge fan of the Modettes. So here they are anyway, Tenpole Tudor having a right old laugh in ‘The swords of a thousand men’.

That was the fantastic Tenpole Tudor, one of my favourite bands in the early Eighties. And going on to one of my other favourite artists of that time it’s Adam Ant, who was definitely making some of the best videos of that time. He was also incredibly fanciable, and everyone was madly in love with him and also copying his look. I think copying a look was something that came as a bit of a surprise to me when I used to turn up and find girls cutting their hair really short and dying it blonde, wearing second hand clothes. But in a way because I’d been brought up with fame and my dad had always instilled in me that fame really was a tool of the trade and it was very much a job that I was doing, so I never really got overawed by that. Well anyway, it was fun to meet Adam Ant, we actually did go on a few dates as well (laughs) but you know, it was all quite innocent stuff. And here he is, the gorgeous Adam Ant in ‘Kings of the wild frontier’.

So that was the gorgeous Adam Ant. So we’re gonna continue now playing videos from my favourite year, 1981. There were some great bands around at that time, one of them being OMD. Paul and Andy I bumped into a few years ago actually, they were playing live in Australia and they were really great, not normally a band you would associate with being great live, but they were. Here is one of the most beautiful songs that they’ve ever written I think. It’s called ‘Souvenir’.

I think the best way to finish off my favourite videos of 1981 might be with my own video, ‘Kids in America’ which started the whole ball rolling. ‘Kids in America’ was the first video I ever made and becoming a popstar for me was kind of by default. I was sort of rolling myself in as my brother’s backing vocalist and I got spotted with this rather tragic haircut, which I did myself actually, I cut my own hair and dyed my own hair, with ‘Born Blonde’. But I have a lot to thank that haircut for. I got noticed and started this whole mad career of mine. So here it is to finish off my favourite year, from 1981, ‘Kids in America’.

So did you spot the sad Linda McCartney haircut? Seems like a good time to leave behind the year 1981. Hope you enjoyed it. Stick around because we’re gonna play my favourite artist, Danny Wilson and Gary Clark, a bit later on, King of rock ‘n roll Elvis Presley and Blur so see you then.

Hi, welcome back. We’re gonna continue now with videos from my favourite artist. And I’ve chosen Danny Wilson. Danny Wilson didn’t make the best videos in the world but they made some great, great records. I’m gonna kick off with a song they had out in 1988, called ‘Mary’s Prayer’.

So that was a great Danny Wilson record from 1988. Guess where I was in 1988? I was opening for Michael Jackson, which I was incredibly nervous about, but I had a great time, played 32 shows, all over Europe and in the UK and Ireland, over a three month period and it was an incredible time for me, gave me an awful lot of confidence and it was an incredible period of my life. But just prior to going on every night, Michael used to get very solemn and have his huge entourage and band standing around and say some prayer I suppose, to sort of pep them up before they went on. But we always had a sense that some of the band would just rather have a quick fag or something, you know…just before they go on. So we used to sort of take the rise out of it gently every night. We had the band standing around as if to make a solemn prayer and then… we put our left leg in… and ended up doing the hokey cokey every night. So we used to make everyone laugh, it was a bit naughty. Anyway onward we go. That was a great time for me and this is the second summer of love by Danny Wilson.

So Danny Wilson the band split up and from that Gary Clarke came and started making great records. The first album being ’10 short love songs’ which is my most treasured album in my record collection. We’re going to play two videos now, from that album. The first song being ‘We sail on stormy waters’.

What a great song there by Gary Clark and what a fine lyricist. I love listening to what Gary has to say about life. So, on to the next song which he released in 1993. And in 1993 I got asked to co-present ‘The big breakfast’ with Chris Evans for a week, which was really scary. I’d never done anything like it and an awful lot of fun. Especially since working with Chris was a real laugh and on air he’d do the maddest things, like jumping into the canal when I thought it was an accident and it wasn’t. And me shrieking out this huge four letter word and the Big Breakfast people running down saying ‘Kim Kim, you can’t swear on children’s television!’, and I’d go ‘Oh, you know, sorry…’. Dear me. Anyway, it was a great old jeer and gave me loads of confidence to do other things, other TV things, probably to do this programme… But here’s Gary Clark, a beautiful song called ‘Free floating’.

So that’s the end of my favourite videos from my favourite artist, Gary Clark. Onward we go now, we’re just gonna play videos that I like, from artists from Elvis Presley through to Blue Nile and Blur. So stick around and we’ll have a…. (laughs)

Hi and welcome back. And now we’re gonna play some of my favourite videos  and we’re gonna kick off with one by Blur called ‘Country house’. And I think Damon makes a great popstar. So here he is camping it up in the country.

This next video is by I would have to say categorically my favourite band and the most played album in my house. Blue Nile are a band that I introduced to my husband, who had never heard of them before and ‘Downtown lights’ is a song that I would have to say is our tune. We sort of fell in love to this song as we drifted off into each other’s eyes and… anyway, please forgive me for getting terribly sentimental, let’s get on with the video it’s called ‘Downtown lights’ and this is for Hal.

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful song by the Blue Nile there. Right, we’re gonna continue with En Vogue. When they came out I thought ‘Wow, what a relief. Great to have another great girl band all singing great tight harmonies again. Haven’t heard that for a long long time. So here they are, the very sexy En Vogue kicking up with ‘My lovin”.

So coming up we have, I think, one of the sexiest men that has ever walked the planet. But I’m not going to introduce the song, I’m gonna let him do that for me.

So there he is, the king of rock ‘n roll, and what an important person Elvis Presley is to me personally, because if it wasn’t for Elvis Presley, my dad Marty Wilde would never have picked up a guitar and become a rock ‘n roll star and life would have been quite, quite different I’m sure.

Going from the king of rock ‘n roll which Elvis undoubtedly is, we’re going to the King of Pop. And the other day I was in a news agent’s, buying my newspaper and my jelly tots like I do, and having a little old toe tapping session to this song that was like wafting over the radio, had to wait for it to be back-announced, and um, I heard it was Michael Jackson and 3T. Beautiful song called ‘Why’, I went straight out to buy it , but here it is, just for you.

10 of the best

14 March 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents her favourite videos.

  1. My lovin’ (Never gonna get it) – En Vogue
  2. She makes my day – Robert Palmer
  3. The word girl – Scritti Politti
  4. Love is strong – Rolling Stones
  5. Pressure pt. 1 – Sound of blackness
  6. Rock the casbah – The Clash
  7. Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House
  8. I can see for miles – The Who
  9. Roxanne – The Police
  10. This I swear – Kim Wilde

Into the music

3 March 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a music show, filling in for another presenter.
The playlist looks roughly like this:

This time I know it’s for real – Donna Summer
Now I know what made Otis blue – Paul Young
Stray cat strut – Stray Cats
Please – Elton John
Runaway – Corrs
Kiss from a rose – Seal
Lean on me – Club Nouveau
Never never love – Simply Red
All I need is a miracle – Mike & the Mechanics
Golden brown – The Stranglers
Separate lives – Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
One of us – Joan Osbourne
Dreams – Cranberries
I’m on fire – Bruce Springsteen
You got it – Roy Orbison
We can work it out – Paul McCartney
Jesus to a child – George Michael
This I swear – Kim Wilde

Into the music

2 March 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a music show, filling in for another presenter.
The playlist looks roughly like this:

One of us – Joan Osbourne
Promised you a miracle – Simple Minds
Rollerblade – Nick Heyward
? – Gin Blossoms
Instinction – Spandau Ballet
King in a catholic style – China Crisis
Count on me – Whitney Houston
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
One by one – Cher
Used to be my girl – O’Jays
I want to break free – Queen
Goody two shoes – Adam Ant
Let your soul be your pilot – Sting
Learning to fly – Pink Floyd
All I need is a miracle – Mike & the Mechanics
Runaway – Corrs
Heroes – David Bowie

Into the music

1 March 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a music show, filling in for another presenter.
The playlist looks roughly like this:

One by one – Cher
Graceland – Paul Simon
Give me a little more time – Gabrielle
Here comes the rain – Mavericks
Fantastic day – Haircut 100
Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin
All I need is a miracle – Mike & the Mechanics
Back on the chain gang – Pretenders
Jesus to a child – George Michael
Soul man – Lou Reed & Sam Moore
Let your soul be your pilot – Sting
Too late for goodbyes – Julian Lennon
Not a dry eye in the house – Meatloaf
On the beach – Chris Rea
Oh father – Madonna
Now that we’ve found love – Third World

Into the music

29 February 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a music show, filling in for another presenter.
The playlist looks roughly like this:

The voice – Ultravox
Jesus to a child – George Michael
Heaven in my hands – Level 42
Stay home – EEG
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sweet freedom – Michael McDonald
Forever live and die – OMD
Not a dry eye in the house – Meatloaf
Please – Elton John
Uptown girl – Billy Joel
Never knew love like this – Alexander O’Neil & Cherrelle
Lifted – Lighthouse Family
Never never love – Simply Red
Rock the boat – Forrest
Count on me – Whitney Houston
Daydream believer – Monkees
One by one – Cher
Perfect – Fairground Attraction


Into the music

28 February 1996
VH1 (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a music show, filling in for another presenter.
The playlist looks roughly like this:

Not a dry eye in the house – Meatloaf
Private eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Always the sun – The Stranglers
Glad all over – Dave Clark Five
War song – Culture Club
Cuddly toy – Roachford
Rollerblade – Nick Heyward
Let your soul be your pilot – Sting
Let’s stay together – Tina Turner
These foolish things – Brian Ferry
Never never love – Simply Red
Wake me up before you go-go – Wham!
One of us – Joan Osbourne
Lambada – Kaoma
Give me a little more time – Gabrielle
Runaway – Corrs
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor