You Came

Album: Closer (1988)
Charted: 3 41
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Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Kim Wilde and her brother, Ricky. It's a tribute to Kim's nephew Marty, Ricky's first child. Wilde said in a track-by-track on her website:

    "Being an older sister I felt really strange and yet wonderful for my little brother to become a father, and together we captured the joy of a new life."
  • 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 Mickie 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. In 1986 Kim had her only American #1 with her cover of "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Her only other American Top 40 hit was "Kids In America," which reached #25, but in her native Britain she was more successful, achieving eight Top 10 hits. She is now better known in Britain as a TV gardening expert.
  • In 2006 an updated version of this song called "You Came 2006" became a big hit in many territories including Germany.

Comments: 5

  • Will from BelfastYou Came - 1988 - Happy memories.
  • Lee from Borehamwood, United KingdomI love how getting to #41 in the US is considered a flop!
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnI'll leave a note! This was huge in Europe but it flopped in the USA peaking at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. You'd think that a Shep Pettibone single remix would do the trick, but we were sadly mistaken.
  • Reza from Shiraz, Iranhey nobody wants2 leave a note. kim wilde is great, sexy, talented and one of my ever favorites. love u girl and love your songs: u came. never trust a stranger, touch,say u always love me, another step, four letter word, love is holy... . reza kiania shiraz iran
  • Reza from Shiraz, Irani loved kim wilde such a pitty that she dissapeared from the scene
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