Say You Really Want Me

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"Say You Really Want Me"
Say You Really Want Me US.jpg
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Music from the motion picture soundtrack Running Scared and Another Step
B-side "She Hasn't Got Time For You"
Released 1 July 1986 (US, Canada)
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop
Length 4:31 (Running Scared album version)
3:42 (Another Step album version)
3:29 (7" Version)
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Danny Sembello, Dick Rudolph, Donnell Spencer Jr
Producer(s) Rod Temperton, Dick Rudolph, Bruce Swedien
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
(1986)
"Say You Really Want Me"
(1986)
"Another Step (Closer to You)"
(1987)
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
(1986)
"Say You Really Want Me" (North American issue)
(1987)
"Another Step (Closer to You)"
(1987)

"Say You Really Want Me" is a song by Kim Wilde from the film soundtrack Running Scared and later included in edited form on Wilde's own album Another Step. In the US and Canada, it was released as a single in July 1986 from the film soundtrack. In 1987, it was released as the third and fourth single respectively in the U.K. and Australia from the Another Step album.

North American issue[edit]

"Say You Really Want Me" was first issued in the US and Canada in several commercial and promotional 7" and 12" singles in July 1986 having been used in the film Running Scared. On its first release it peaked at #31 on Billboard's Dance Chart in December 1986

It was later re-released there in summer 1987 on the back of Wilde's success with "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Several different versions of the song were released promotionally and commercially, making it hard for collectors to find every version. The single reached US #44 and Canada #48.

"Say You Really Want Me"
Say You Really Want Me.jpg
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Another Step
B-side "Don't Say Nothing's Changed"
Released 3 August 1987
Format 7", 12", Cassette-single
Genre Pop
Length 3:42 (Album Version)
4:01 (7" Version)
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Danny Sembello, Dick Rudolph, Donnell Spencer Jr
Producer(s) Rod Temperton, Dick Rudolph, Bruce Swedien
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Another Step (Closer to You)"
(1987)
"Say You Really Want Me"
(1987)
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
(1987)
"Another Step (Closer to You)"
(1987)
"Say You Really Want Me"
(1987)
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
(1987)

UK and Australian release[edit]

"Say You Really Want Me" was released as a single in the UK and Australia in August 1987, hitting UK #29.

Newly remixed versions (different from any released in the US and Canada) by Wilde's brother Ricki Wilde were used for the 7" and 12" singles. Two videos were made for this release - firstly one to accompany the 7" version, and a second extended one to accompany the original U.S. 1986 12" extended remix (now known as the "video remix"). This version was also released in the UK on a 2nd 12" single separate to the one containing the new Ricki Wilde 12". "Say You Really Want Me" also marked Wilde's first cassette-single release in her home country (it contained the video remix, the 7" version and the B-side).

The raunchy video was famously banned from children's television by presenter Timmy Mallett.

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