The Singles Collection 1981–1993

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The Singles Collection 1981–1993
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Greatest hits album by Kim Wilde
Released 6 September 1993
Recorded 1981–1993
Genre Pop
Length 59:59
Label MCA
Kim Wilde chronology
Love Is
(1992)Love Is1992
The Singles Collection 1981–1993
Now & Forever
(1995)Now & Forever1995
Singles from The Singles Collection
  1. "If I Can't Have You"
    Released: 28 June 1993
  2. "In My Life"
    Released: 25 October 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Singles Collection 1981–1993 is a Greatest hits album by English pop singer Kim Wilde released on 6 September 1993.


The album contains fifteen Top 20 hits from the UK and German charts, but also omits hits such as "Hey Mr. Heartache" (Top 15 Germany) and "It's Here" (Top 15 in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland). Wilde recorded two new songs for the album, including "In My Life" and another hit, dancefloor-influenced single "If I Can't Have You" (a cover of the Yvonne Elliman song) which became her last UK Top 20 hit and in Australia it was one of the biggest hits in her career. The album was certified Gold in the UK (where it reached #11 in the UK Albums Chart), Germany and Australia. It was also released in the United States (the first since Close) and has, according to SoundScan, sold 36,000 copies there.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kids in America" – 3:25 from Kim Wilde
  2. "Chequered Love" – 3:20 from Kim Wilde
  3. "Water on Glass" – 3:35 from Kim Wilde
  4. "Cambodia" (Single version) – 3:56 from Select
  5. "View from a Bridge" – 3:29 from Select
  6. "Child Come Away" – 4:04 Non-album single
  7. "Love Blonde" – 3:31 from Catch as Catch Can
  8. "The Second Time" – 3:52 from Teases & Dares
  9. "Rage to Love" – 4:17 from Teases & Dares
  10. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" – 4:14 from Another Step
  11. "Another Step (Closer to You)" (7" remix) – 3:30 from Another Step
  12. "You Came" (7" version) – 3:29 from Close
  13. "Never Trust a Stranger" (Single mix) – 4:04 from Close
  14. "Four Letter Word" – 4:02 from Close
  15. "Love Is Holy" – 4:01 from Love Is
  16. "If I Can't Have You" – 3:26 Previously unreleased
  17. "In My Life" (Album version) – 3:44 Previously unreleased

Video album[edit]

A collection featuring twelve of Wilde's music videos was also made available. It was released on 1 December 1993 on VHS format.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kids in America"
  2. "Chequered Love"
  3. "Cambodia"
  4. "View from a Bridge"
  5. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
  6. "Another Step (Closer to You)"
  7. "You Came"
  8. "Never Trust a Stranger"
  9. "Four Letter Word"
  10. "Love Is Holy"
  11. "If I Can't Have You"
  12. "Say You Really Want Me" (12" version)