Love Blonde

"Love Blonde" is the first single from the Kim Wilde album Catch as Catch Can, released in 1983.

"Love Blonde"
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Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Catch as Catch Can
B-side"Can You Hear It"
Released18 July 1983
Format7", 12"
Recorded1983
GenrePop, new wave, jazz
Length4:08 (Album Version)
3:35 (7" Version)
4:54 (12" Version)
LabelRAK
Songwriter(s)Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s)Ricky Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Child Come Away"
(1982)
"Love Blonde"
(1983)
"Dancing in the Dark"
(1983)

The song sold moderately, restoring some of the ground lost from her previous release "Child Come Away" and is reputedly about Wilde herself. It features Gary Barnacle on saxophone.

It marked the first occasion where Wilde released a 12" extended version of one of her singles, and the first time she released a 12" single in her home country (she had previously released 12" singles in Europe, but merely featuring the normal version of the single). The UK edition of the 12" single included a free poster. The version on the 7" single was slightly shorter than that on the original LP.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1983) Peak
position
United Kingdom 23
Sweden 7
Finland[1] 3
Netherlands 13
Switzerland 11
Germany 26
Ireland 29
Australia 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.

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