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, but in her native Britain she was more successful, with eight Top 10s hits, including "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Kids In America," which both peaked at #2.
Kim started her music career singing backup for her father, Marty Wilde, known in the UK for hit covers of songs like "A Teenager In Love
" and "Rubber Ball
." Kim later gained renown as a gardening expert.