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"
Genre New wave
Length 3:20
Label RAK
Songwriter(s) Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s) Ricky Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Kids in America"
(1981)
"Chequered Love"
(1981)
"Water on Glass"
(1981)
"Kids in America"
(1981)
"Chequered Love"
(1981)
"Water on Glass"
(1981)

"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. The 12" version is no longer in length than the 7", however better sound quality is achieved by the grooves not being as compressed - a common practice for "marketing" during the 1980s, the song later appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album.

"Chequered Love" became another hit for Wilde, reaching the number four on the UK Singles Chart, number one in South Africa (succeeding "Kids in America"),[1] and peaking inside the top 10 all around the world except North America. It has sold 245,000 copies in France,[2] was certified gold in the UK,[3] and has sold over a million copies worldwide.[4]

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)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Number 1s 1965 - 1989". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Chansons_Tout_Temps.php?debut=1700
  3. ^ https://www.bpi.co.uk/bpi-awards/
  4. ^ https://books.google.hr/books?id=AiUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT40&dq=album+sales+kim+wilde&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXx47Epe7YAhXQ0aQKHVkkDiYQ6AEIQjAG#v=onepage&q=album%20sales%20kim%20wilde&f=false
  5. ^ "AUSTRALIA (DAVID KENT) WEEKLY SINGLE CHARTS FROM 1981". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Chequered Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 28, 1981" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. ^ "SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Songs C-D". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kim Wilde – Chequered Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts - 1981" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  17. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - Single 1981" (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  18. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1981". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  19. ^ "SWISS YEAR-END CHARTS 1981". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 

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