KIM WILDE "CHEQUERED LOVE" (1981)
Released on 27th April 1981, Chequered Love was the second single release from Kim Wilde and the follow-up to the hugely successful Kids in America.
Written by her Father Marty Wilde and Brother Ricky, the song was released on 27th April 1981, and reached #4 in the UK singles chart. The single also reached the top ten in numerous countries worldwide, and later featured on Kim's self-titled 80s debut album.
The UK 7" single was released on the RAK label. The B-side featured a track entitled "Shane". In the U.S., "Everything We Know" was included on the B-side instead.
The video is set in a steamy bathroom with black tiles on the walls. We see Kim smashing a mirror with her fist, although she didn't appear to receive 7 years bad luck, with the rest of the 1980s proving to be pretty successful for the singer.
Photo of Kim Wilde on stage at Let's Rock Bristol, The Ashton Court Estate, 6-8 June 2014.