Kim Wilde has released many songs during her career. Some of them have been covered by other artists. On Cover Friday, Wilde Life presents cover versions of Kim Wilde songs. This week: Sabrina.
Most people in Europe will remember Italian singer Sabrina Salerno from her 1987 single 'Boys boys boys' and the accompanying music video shot in a pool, where she was mainly busy showing of her own... er... boys. The song sold over 1,5 million copies. It's hard to believe that this singer went on to work with producers like Giorgio Moroder and also launched a career as an actress, presenter and record producer... but she did.
Even more remarkably, when Sabrina chose to record a cover of a Kim Wilde song, she didn't go for the more familiar songs like 'Kids in America' or 'You came', but rather an album track from Kim's third album, Stay awhile. She included it on her 1995 album 'Maschio dove sei' and recorded this track in Italian. This was after she'd performed the English-language version on Italian TV a year before. She eventually recorded 'Stay awhile' in English as well and released it on the 2008 compilation album 'Erase/Rewind'.