Shame

Song written by John Henry Fitch & Reuben Cross. Originally performed by Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King in 1978, it was a major hit.
Kim recorded her cover version in 1996.
The original version of this track was released on the French compilation The Singles Collection in 1996. For the UK single release the track was remixed by Jupiter. The single was released in the UK only. Originally scheduled for release on 2 September 1996, but released four weeks later.
The single wasn’t a big success. The promotional 12″ singles, however, ended up no. 1 in the club charts in September.

Versions

There are seven versions of ‘Shame’: the original version, Jupiter’s radio mix, Jupiter’s 12″ mix, Matt Darey’s vocal mix, Matt Darey’s dub, T’empo’s club mix and T’empo’s dub mix.
There were a couple of remixes from DJ remix services, such as a remix by Paul Goodyear for Ace, a remix by John Moffett for REMIX! and a remix by Steve Bourasa for Direct Hit.

Formats

‘Shame’ was released on 12″ single, cassette single and CD-single.
See also this page in the discography.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single.
Go to this page for more information.

The auditions for the video of ‘Shame’ were apparently the subject of a video by Cerith Wyn Evans called Kim Wilde Auditions.

Live performances

‘Shame’ was performed live during the Snapshots & Greatest Hits Tour in 2012 only.

Kim about ‘Shame’

I’ve always loved the song and happened to notice it on the jukebox in the youth club scene of Tommy. (1)

Highest chart position

United Kingdom: 86


Lyrics

(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
(Mever gonna find it again no baby)
(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
(Never gonna find it again no no no)

Shame
Burning keep my whole body yearning
You got me so confused it’s a shame
Sometimes I think I’m going insane
Still I wanna stay
(Back in your arms that’s where I wanna be)
Where I wanna be (Wanna be)
(Back in your arms that’s my high)
High

Shame
Ooh my mamma says you’re playing a game
And what you do to me is a shame
Ooh wouldn’t wanna live through the pain
Mamma just don’t understand

(Back in your arms that’s where I wanna be)
Where I wanna be
(Wanna be)
(Back in your arms that’s my high)
High

I can’t get enough
(Ooh) Ooh baby enough of that magic touch
Love is in my heart, tearing the rules apart
So why should I be ashamed

Shame
Only love can beat the pain
And if we lose our love it’s a shame
Ooh I wouldn’t want to live with the pain
Gonna stay forever

(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
Oh no
(If we lose our love it’s a shame)
(Never gonna find it again no) no (no) no (no) no

I can’t get enough
Ooh baby enough of that magic touch
Love is in my heart, tearing the rules apart

Ooh it’s a ooh
(Shame)
Gonna stay forever
(Shame)
Only love can beat the pain
No no no
(Shame)
Mamma says you’re playing a game
Mamma just don’t understand
(Shame)
What you do to me is a shame!

Chart show

Date
1 October 1996
Channel
UK

On the occasion of Kim’s new single ‘Shame’ Kim is briefly interviewed within a two minute showing of the video.

Good stuff

Date
1 October 1996
Channel
UK

Kim Wilde is taken from across the street from Shaftesbury Theatre, where she is performing in Tommy, to the right side of the street by a limousine. On the way she is interviewed by the presenter about her stint with Tommy, how she met her husband and her new single ‘Shame’. There’s also a small report on a charity gettogether where various celebrities – including Kim – have decorated masks that will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in November to raise money for the Prince’s Trust.

Shame (music video)

Date
30 September 1996
Channel

Directed by Katie Bell.
This video presented Kim as a real diva from days past. Using an old-fashioned microphone and surrounded by a couple of dancers, Kim give it all she got in one of her more glamorous pieces of work.