"Kisses on the Wind" is the third single released from Swedish singer Neneh Cherry's debut album Raw Like Sushi. It reached the Top 20 in the UK, peaking at #20. It did even better on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #8. Her previous single "Manchild" had not even charted in the United States. The song was featured on the British edition of Now That's What I Call Music! 16 in 1989.
"Kisses on the Wind" is one of many songs containing the sample "What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time" from the intro of the 1972 single "Troglodyte" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch.