Wilde World: Benjamin Wahlgren

Kim Wilde’s first records were written and produced by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky. The three of them have had a great influence on the music world, as this regular series ‘Wilde World’ shows.

The song I am an astronaut has been covered several times since its release, and as this series has already shown, the covers started coming pretty quickly. In 1985, Linus Wahlgren had a go, but little did this boy know that another member of the family would record a version of this Marty Wilde-penned track two decades later.

Benjamin Wahlgren is Linus’ nephew. He was born on September 14, 1997. When he was just nine years old, he released ‘Jag är en astronaut’, a Swedish version of ‘I am an astronaut’. His version peaked at number 2 in the Swedish singles chart. The music video below was created by students of the IT media programme in Karlstad.

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