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YouTuber Katherine Eames writes “After a truly rubbish day, I got on the train home and couldn’t get a seat, a man pulled out his guitar “Oh here we go!” I thought. Then a drunken woman starts singing. Hang on a minute, I know that voice?! It really was KIM WILDE! This totally made my day. Thank you. She is an absolute legend!’

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66 Responses

  • Kim is a legend

    Wow! what a journey.

    December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm
  • Paul Riley


    December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm
  • John Beskow

    That’s Kims brother playing guitar

    December 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Is that her brother Ricky playing the guitar? Have not seen him since Montserrat!

    December 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm
  • Darren

    That’s super ace, how come bearded man and glasses man look like they’re about to be shot at the next station…they look old enough to remember the song ?

    December 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  • Sarah

    what a miserable lot! why didn’t they enjoy it? How great was this?

    December 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  • Ian

    I love the fact Kim almost pokes her own eyes out with her antlers. Classic!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Claggers

    Brilliant, but for the Accountant douches in the foreground staring gormlessly like pillocks

    December 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • Steve

    Brilliant, Kim was always down to earth, well done for the video.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • Ian

    I love the fact Kim almost pokes her own eyes out with her antlers. Classic! It’s at the 1:00 mark.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • gill morgan

    shame nobody else joined in..good on kim !!!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  • Riversway Narrowboats

    What a good sport!!, would have loved to have been there!!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  • Andrew

    Kim you are a legend! Love love love it xxxx

    December 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm
  • Riversway Narrowboats

    Mint!!!! what a good sport!, would have loved to have a sing along with her too!!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm
  • Nick

    that’s buddy holly in the glasses

    December 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm
  • Lainy SMBSLT

    Fab fun, I would have joined in!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  • Ed

    Kim Wilde for Xmas number 1 !!!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  • Sharon

    Here, here Kim for Christmas No.1…. Always thought the Wilde’s were a lovely down to earth family! Fantastic fun, bringing Christmas back – would have loved to have been there. Fabulous!! :)

    December 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  • david horsman

    i wa the other bald drunk bloke talking to them, i tried to sing the words but was more drunk than kim. i had a picture with her she is so lovely

    December 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  • Eleanor Marriott

    She’s still a kid at heart!

    December 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm
  • Sarah

    That was brilliant!

    December 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm
  • S Wadey

    Love the look on the face of the bloke near her. Totally unimpressed and hasn’t a clue who she is!!

    December 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  • Frances Taylor

    I think the 2 chaps on the left need to get some spirit.How boring they are.I would have been clapping and singing along.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm
  • Colin Jones

    Her voice hasn’t changed a bit, almost 30 years on! Well done Kim!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm
  • Michael Morrison

    Somebody actually shouted “Where’s Mel?” Which was a bit of a fail!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • Carla Threadgold

    Fantastic! She does look so great too! x

    December 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm
  • Stu

    Fantastic. Goon her and she;s gorgeous as ever.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm
  • Scott

    Battered – proper battered. Good to see a legend let down their hair and give it stacks for the general public. Battered but a good sport.

    December 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  • Jo

    No it wasn’t – Mel Smith!

    December 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm
  • Rosie Potter

    I smiled all the way through this video!! Good for you Kim Wilde – wish I had been there too

    December 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm
  • Clayton Green

    Always loved you Kim and now I love you even more!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm
  • Mark Danby

    30 years on.. She’s still got it !!!

    December 15, 2012 at 12:06 am
  • siobhn

    that was bloody briiliant.. what was up with the moody gits stood next to her?? i would of been singing away lighten up.. its bloody christmas.:-)

    December 15, 2012 at 12:36 am
  • Mario Colella

    Ha Ha…that was so funny, would loved to have been there. Well done to kim and her guitarist for keeping it real. Some of those commuter dudes need to lighten up a bit though!!!

    December 15, 2012 at 3:36 am
  • Helene

    Duh, she sang “Rocking ’round the christmas tree” with Mel Smith.

    December 15, 2012 at 8:09 am
  • geoff

    To Michael Morrison: Rather, your comment is a “bit of a fail”; the legend Kim Wilde recorded “Rocking around the Christmas tree” with the also legendary Mel Smith, star of “Alas Smith and Jones”, “Not the nine o’clock news”, et al; who, despite rumours to the contrary, is very much still alive, and in fact co-wrote the song.

    December 15, 2012 at 8:23 am
  • george ginis

    Fantastic to See Her Again. I remember her turning up in st kilda rd Melb 20 yrs ago for a music video show. Kids In America! Ohh Yeah! Great Voice! G

    December 15, 2012 at 8:46 am
  • Derel

    How strange that you would copyright this, sign of the times!

    December 15, 2012 at 10:44 am
  • Jenny Tullich

    Love it, but hope this doesn’t give Tulisa any ideas!

    December 15, 2012 at 11:04 am
  • Diane

    Brilliant !!! That really cheered me up …. wish I’d been there.

    December 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  • Brigida

    Wow……I would have loved to have been on that tube……fantastic memory to have……:) what a shame the others were so boring and
    didn’t join in…….miserable lot…….:)

    December 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  • sean

    she need to come to yorkshire were not as miserable as you southeners lol no smiles down there

    December 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm
  • JAQ

    This is what The Holidays should be about: bringing joy into people’s lives however you – and only you – can.

    December 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  • philip bird

    ha, marvellous and how dull those sad commuters look. Wish she’d been on the Dartford train- we are much more fun :)

    December 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm
  • keith

    Londoners and Home Counties types get so many beggars and buskers on trains and tubes that they develop a cringe reflex at sight of musical instrument or sound of singing on the rail network- They shudder at the thought of the hat getting passed round for money- Unaware here that they were being given something good for nothing-

    December 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm
  • keith

    Though generally- if any random stranger does something unusual or makes contact in London- there’s usually a price attached- if not in money then in safety– So they’re a reserved and timid bunch out of caution borne of hard experience

    December 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  • HypnoElvis aka Guy Normas

    Goes to show…. she still a entertainer at heart… wish I had been there

    December 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm
  • Simon

    Geoff, Mel Smith was born in 1952, Rockin around the christmas tree was first released in 1958, so i guess you fail too

    December 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm
  • Dominic Minghella

    Brilliant! So jealous!

    December 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  • elaine

    That was brill what a train ride lol to lady

    December 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm
  • Graham

    Fantastic. what a great sport. shame those southerners dont know how to enjoy the moment.come up north kim the train would have been rockin

    December 16, 2012 at 11:07 am
  • jon

    Those miserable blokes are so typical of your average tube traveller in London. They try and restreat into their own little world, avoid eye contact, pretend they’re somewhere else. Sad.
    Brilliant performance by Kim that. I’d have loved to have been there.

    December 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm
  • PLG

    i so wish i had been on that train she is a legend :D

    December 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  • andy

    Fantastic, BTW jon that aint no tube, therefore Graham not sure how you deduce its southerners!!!
    OK just before the end it does say next stop Pottersbar, which is my line, Kim next time can you do it on my train :-)

    December 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • geoff

    Simon, a version of “Rocking around the Christmas tree” recorded by Kin Wilde was a re-worked version of the original with extra materiał written by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:49 am
  • owenb

    I suspect most people on that train will have had no idea who she is and what they were witnessing. And if so, I can well imagine that they would indeed have kept their heads down and avoided eye contact with the drunk chick warbling completely out of tune.

    It’s all very well if you’re in a good mood and up for a laugh, but don’t forget that you’re mixing with the general public, who will have had all manner of different sorts of day. Some of them really, really won’t have any desire to sing along and be all jolly, having had a shite day at work so far, or a shite day of work ahead of them.

    The lack of tolerance for other people’s peace and quiet just because you’re having a great time is just as annoying to those people as their desire to have nothing to do with you is for you.

    There’s a reason there are signs on the tube asking travellers to respect other people’s peace and quiet and personal space.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:22 am
  • Jane

    The ever gorgeous Kim…worked with her on a couple of promos years back and she still looks FAB. Great lady with a great SOH…I would have joined in with you Kimmy – your star is still shining hun.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm
  • andy watford

    wonderful stuff,o up tight on trains ! met kim at horn reborn stalbans many years ago;still lovely and great gardnerX

    December 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm
  • Wilton

    She sucked back when, and she blows now. Way to go making a travesty of her one ok song…

    December 18, 2012 at 8:34 am
  • Leah

    Well done Graham – the small mindedness of the North South divide lives on…Up North anyway! I wonder how you know where that Multi cultural bunch of people come from though!?
    Kim however, you are a legend!

    December 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm
  • gullible1

    brill-wish I could have been there.Shame about the guys who had a sense of humour by-pass!maybe she should have moved to a more amenable carriage!!!wtg Kim!

    December 19, 2012 at 4:54 am
  • Rob

    Owen B, when did you last laugh at anything single guy?

    December 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  • Snoopy

    Owen B, get well soon, you miserable sod. Hey Santa just called – he’s sending you a lump of coal for Xmas.

    December 20, 2012 at 9:47 am
  • Billiefarey0x@hotmail.co.uk

    You were an fab&the funny thing is I was only watching you yesterday sing it with Mel…,Merry Christmas Kim!oxo

    December 21, 2012 at 1:16 am
  • Hajen69

    Great treat from my childhood favourite. Could she come and do this on the swedish subway too?:) I believe the guy playing the guitar is her brother Ricky but I’m not sure

    December 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm
  • Pete d'Coy

    What a fabulous woman with a great personality. As a Scouser Kim would have a great singalong up here – we don’t need an excuse up here !!
    They are miserable buggers on the Tube particularly. I lived there in 67/8 and the only time they smiled then was trying to suppress a fart.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm


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