Chequered Love

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"Chequered Love"
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Kim Wilde
B-side "Shane"
Released 27 April 1981
Format 7", 12"
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 3:20
Label RAK
Writer(s) Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s) Ricky Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Kids in America"
"Chequered Love"
"Water on Glass"

"Chequered Love" is the second single by British singer Kim Wilde.

The song was released in the spring of 1981 to follow Wilde's successful debut "Kids in America." As with that single, writing credits were given to Wilde's father and brother Marty and Ricky Wilde, with the latter also being given production credits.

"Chequered Love" became another hit for Wilde, reaching the UK Top 5 and peaking inside the Top 10 all around the world (except for the United States). The song later appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album.

Track listing[edit]

7" (UK) RAK 330 (track listing same as most international 7" formats)[edit]

A. Chequered Love (3:20)

B. Shane (3:39)

7" (US) EMI B-8139[edit]

A. Chequered Love (3:20)

B. Everything We Know (3:42)

12" (Germany) RAK 052-64410[edit]

A. Chequered Love (3:20)

B. Shane (3:39)

Chart performances[edit]

Chart 1981 Position
Austrian Singles Chart 16
Dutch Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 2
UK Singles Chart 4
South Africa Singles Chart 1
Belgium Singles Chart 2
Danish Singles Chart 2
German Singles Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart 4
Australian Singles Chart[1] 6


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