Rage to Love

"Rage to Love" is the third and final single from Teases & Dares, the fourth studio album by Kim Wilde. Released in April 1985, the song was remixed by Dave Edmunds for its release as a single. It became Wilde's biggest UK hit for three years, reaching the UK Top 20. The B-side —a cover version of The Shirelles' "Putty in Your Hands"—is an exclusive non-album track. A six-minute extended version of "Rage to Love" was included on the 12" single.

"Rage to Love"
Rage to Love - Kim Wilde.jpg
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Teases & Dares
B-side"Putty in Your Hands"
Released15 April 1985
Format7", 12"
Recorded1984 at Select Sound Studios, Knebworth
GenrePop, new wave, rockabilly[1]
Length4:21 (Album Version)
3:50 (7" Version)
Songwriter(s)Ricki Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s)Ricki Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"The Touch"
"Rage to Love"

Track listingEdit

Side A
"Rage to Love" (Ricki Wilde/Marty Wilde) – 3:50
Side B
"Putty in Your Hands" (J. Patton/K. Rogers) – 3:01

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 94
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 19


  1. ^ https://www.wilde-life.com/articles/1985/im-game-for-a-laugh
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992.
  3. ^ "Kim Wilde: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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