Thursday, August 28, 2014

My favourites: Kim Wilde - You Came (1988)

Welcome to the new part of my blog where I write about my all-time favourite songs. First out is "You Came" by the amazing Kim Wilde. The song is taken from the 1988 album "Close" and was released as a single the same year. It became a big hit in Europe. Here in Sweden it reached the number one spot on the Tracks chart.

In the summer of 2000, when I first discovered and fell in love with eighties pop music, "You Came" was one of the first tracks that caught my attention. I love Kim's unique voice, the strong melody and the electronic eighties sounds, especially the "handclaps". My favourite part is where Kim sings: "Cos in the space of a year, I've watched the old me disappear."

Check out the official video down below. It was shot during Michael Jackson's 1988 European tour, where Kim was the supporting act. I really love the typical late eighties hairstyle and outfits. In 2006, Kim released a new version of "You Came", but it's a little too rocky for my taste, so I'll stick with the electronic original.

"You Came" is available digitally on iTunes and Spotify. But I really recommend the remastered deluxe edition of the "Close" album. It's truly a masterpiece!

Keep an eye on my new blog label "favourites" to see, hear and read about more of my favourite tracks. You can also subscribe to my favourites playlist on YouTube.