Love Blonde

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"Love Blonde"
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Catch as Catch Can
B-side "Can You Hear It"
Released 18 July 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 4:08 (Album Version)
3:35 (7" Version)
4:54 (12" Version)
Label RAK
Writer(s) Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s) Ricky Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Child Come Away"
"Love Blonde"
"Dancing in the Dark"

"Love Blonde" is the first single from the Kim Wilde album Catch as Catch Can, released in 1983.

The song sold moderately, restoring some of the ground lost from her previous release "Child Come Away" and is reputedly about Wilde herself. It features Gary Barnacle on saxophone.

It marked the first occasion where Wilde released a 12" extended version of one of her singles, and indeed the first time she released a 12" single in her home country (she had previously released 12" singles in Europe, but merely featuring the "normal" version of the single). The UK edition of the 12" single included a free poster. The version on the 7" single was slightly shorter than that on the original LP.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
United Kingdom 23
Sweden 7
Finland[1] 3
Netherlands 10
Switzerland 11
Germany 26
Ireland 29
Australia 32


  1. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 

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