Kim Wilde - View From A Bridge (1982)

This 80s song deserved a much better British chart position! Released on 5th April 1982, View From A Bridge was the second single to be lifted from Kim's second studio album Select, and was her fifth single release overall. The single reached #16 in the UK, but was a hit in many European countries, performing best in Switzerland (the Swiss have great taste!) where it reached #2.

As with many songs back in the eighties I never really paid attention to the lyrics at the time (apart from the chorus), and rather than being about the beautiful views across the river, I now know that they are actually quite depressing and relate to a girl who has wants to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. The B-side, entitled Child Come Away, was actually released as an A-side in Japan.

Only one more single was released from the Select album - Child Come Away failed to break into the British Top 40, peaking at #43.

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