Chequered Love

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"Chequered Love"
Chequered Love.jpg
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Kim Wilde
B-side "Shane"
Released 27 April 1981
Format 7", 12"
Length 3:20
Label RAK
Songwriter(s) Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s) Ricky Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Kids in America"
"Chequered Love"
"Water on Glass"
"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 Singles Chart Top 5,[1] 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" / 12"
  1. Chequered Love (3:20)
  2. Shane (3:39)
7" (US)
  1. Chequered Love (3:20)
  2. Everything We Know (3:42)

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[1] 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[2] 6


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 602. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Kim Wilde - Chequered Love". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 

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