In 1986 the British singer Kim Wilde had her only American #1 with her cover, making this one of the few songs to top the American charts twice. Wilde's only other American Top 40 hit was "Kids In America
," which reached #25. In her native Britain she was more successful, achieving 8 Top-10 hits, her most successful being "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Kids In America," both peaking at #2.
Kim Wilde's father Marty Wilde had some chart success in the UK in the late '50s and early '60s with cover versions of American hits such as "A Teenager In Love" and "Rubber Ball
." Kim started out as a backing vocalist for her father on live dates. She signed a recording deal in 1980 with Micky Most's RAK label and first hit the charts with "Kids In America," one of a succession of songs written by her brother Ricky and produced by him and Marty. She is now better known in Britain as a TV gardening expert.