"Say You Really Want Me" is a song by Kim Wilde from the film soundtrack Running Scared and Wilde's own album Another Step. In the US and Canada it was the first single to be released from Another Stepand the third and fourth in the UK and Australia respectively.

North American issue[edit]Edit

"Say You Really Want Me" was first issued in the US and Canada in several 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 commercially released there in summer 1987. 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"
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
Writer(s) Danny SembelloDick Rudolph, Donnell Spencer Jr
Producer(s) Rod TempertonDick Rudolph,Bruce Swedien
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"Another Step (Closer to You)"


"Say You Really Want Me"


"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"


UK and Australian release[edit]Edit

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

A newly remixed version (different from any released in the US and Canada) was used for the 7" single, and an extended version of this used for the 12". Two videos were made for this release - firstly one to accompany the 7" version, and a second extended one to accompany a new extended remix known as the "video remix". This version was also released in the UK on a 2nd 12" single separate to the one containing the extended version of the 7". "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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