26: Kids In America – Kim Wilde

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Entered Top 40s: 27 May 1981
Entry Point: 31
Highest Chart: 3
Weeks In: 20
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A great example of the new wave pop sound, Kim Wilde hit the top 3 in Australia with this, her first charting single here.

The daughter of 1960’s singer, Marty Wilde, they have both contributed to a unique achievement within all Top 30 Countdowns to this point – they are the only father and daughter combination to make it into the same countdown (Marty just missed the cut and was listed in the next best 10 on 1 May)

For the record, they were really named Reg & Kim Smith – not quite as wild as Wilde (and no relation to Wilbur, either).