Kim Wilde Albums Ranked

Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, DJ, and television presenter. She first saw success in 1981 with her debut single “Kids in America”, which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with a reworked version of the Supremes’ song “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, which also topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include “Chequered Love” (1981), “You Came” (1988), and “Never Trust a Stranger” (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song “Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime”, which topped the Dutch charts. Worldwide, Wilde has sold over 10 million albums and 20 million singles. She holds the record for being the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s, with seventeen UK Top 40 hit singles. Starting in 1998, while still active in music, she has branched into an alternative career as a landscape gardener, which has included presenting gardening shows on the BBC and Channel 4. In 2005, she won a Gold award for her courtyard garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. Here are all of Kim Wilde’s albums ranked.

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10. Never Say Never (2006)

Never Say Never - Album by Kim Wilde | Spotify

“This is a fun, updated Kim Wilde that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s slightly more guitar heavy than her earlier stuff, but it didn’t lose any of the electronic and fun side I’ve enjoyed from earlier Kim Wilde songs. Not only did a number of the songs become quick favorites, but the remake of Kids in America is a perfect upgrade to the original for the year 2006.”

9. Teases And Dares (1984)

Kim Wilde: Teases & Dares - Cherry Red Records

“This is a sensational album and without any doubt the best album that Kim Wilde has recorded in her career. ‘Teases & Dares’ has that unforgettable 1984 sound I only recently got in to Kim’s music and as I wasn’t born until 1990 this is my chance to get a feeling of what the 1980s was like, I have been after this album for a long time and this wonderful Deluxe Edition by Cherry Red is absolutely fabulous the bonus tracks are wonderful especially ‘Lovers On A Beach’ and ‘Turn It On’, my favourite songs from ‘Teases & Dares’ are ‘Janine’, ‘Bladerunner’, ‘Is It Over’, ‘The Second Time’ & ‘Rage To Love’.”

8. Love Is (1992)

Kim Wilde - Catch As Catch Can (LP, Album) - Woodstock Shop

“‘Love Is’ is Kim Wilde’s 8th studio album its absolutely fabulous all the songs are wonderful, the title track ‘Love Is Holy’ is wonderful and Kim’s vocals on this album are just stunning definitely one of her best albums, it really deserves to be re-issued with bonus tracks, B-Sides and extended versions, I highly recommend it and without any doubt its a must have album for any Kim Wilde fan.”

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7. Now & Forever (1995)

Kim Wilde – Now & Forever (1995, CD) - Discogs

“A lot of longtime Kim Wilde fans don’t like this album as it’s such a far cry from her power pop/new wave roots and it’s also more mellow than her pop/dance fare. As a US fan who never got the chance to collect all her albums after 1988 until 2 years ago, I can tell you that anyone who is surprised by this album only have themselves to blame”

6. Love Moves (1990)

Kim Wilde – Love Moves (1990, Vinyl) - Discogs

“Kim Wilde’s Close yielded a new smart pop sound much ignored by the US. Despite being dropped by MCA America, she continued to make music on MCA’s British branch. Love Moves continues her pop journey, honing the synth pop sound into something sleeker than Close. Much of the heartwrenching bad love songs like “Four Letter Word,” and “Love’s A No” mostly absent here, with Wilde showing some optimism.”

5. Catch As Catch Can (1983)

Kim Wilde ‎– Catch As Catch Can (1983) UK Pressing Vinyl – Voluptuous Vinyl  Records

“I love kim wildes vocals she was the greatest of female singers even now and back then.this album had your upbeat dance songs,but then your slower chilled down songs that was easy to relax to.she was phenominal and prolific with a wide range of talent.i have teases and dares which is highly danceable to make your feet move.get up and dance”

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4. Another Step (1986)

Kim Wilde – Another Step (1991, CD) - Discogs

“Kim Wilde is surely Britain’s pioneering pop queen. Having had probably more singles than any other UK female solo artist. On album no.4 she scored her biggest hit with “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” originally by The Supremes. Another Step is pure 80s pop,fillied with catchy tunes highlighting slick production and ambition. Where as Kim’s earlier albums were more focused on art and new wave, Another Step is geared towards a much more commercial appeal.”

3. Select (1982)

Kim Wilde: Select - Cherry Red Records

“The album from the early 1980s that immediately followed Kim Wilde’s debut album. Exit the progressive rock group The Enid and its formidable orchestrations, replaced by a flood of synths. However, success is at the rendezvous with many very successful titles – including View from A Bridge and Take Me Tonight, and the Cambodia catchphrase playing the card of melodrama and / or romance with rose water while remaining also rock than pop – a delicate balance that Kim Wilde would quickly lose as her career progressed.”

2. Kim Wilde (1981)

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“The artwork on this particular album is excellent and the song lyrics are included. This album is arguably Kim’s finest, being her debut album and featuring her most well known and debut hit ‘Kids in America’ it is/was her most important album release. I was only 2 when Kim Wilde first appeared on the music scene, my Dad bought her records and I’ve grown up with it. I own or have owned (pinched from my Dad) pretty much every Kim Wilde album or single release on CD, Vinyl and cassette at some point during my life. I will say that this album to me sounds very fresh today and the theme here is slightly edgy/rocky compared to Kim’s later releases.”

1. Close (1988)

Kim Wilde – Close (1988, Vinyl) - Discogs

“Close is Kim Wilde’s 6th studio album released in 1988 and its absolutely wonderful the songs that I like are ‘Stone’, ‘You Came’, ‘Never Trust A Stranger’, ‘Love In The Natural Way’ & ‘Hey Mister Heartache’, the second disc of Extended Versions and Remixes is wonderful, I highly recommend this wonderful Deluxe Edition it truly is brilliant, if you are a Kim Wilde fan you will not be disappointed with this fantastic album.”