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. 



Kim Wilde 2014
By Andrew Hurley [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Kim Wilde on stage at Let's Rock Bristol, The Ashton Court Estate, 6-8 June 2014.