Kim Wilde singing "Kids in America" and "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" while clearly drunk on a train has gone viral. Watch the forgotten British pop star's five minutes of internet fame here or below.
Kim Wilde blew up in the 1980s, and is best known for her hit single, "Kids in America." When her brother, guitar in hand, started to play her song, the clearly drunk Kim Wilde couldn't resist but join in. Wilde was even wearing a pair of reindeer antlers, and was returning after "what we assume was a particularly heavy night out celebrating at the Magic FM Xmas bash," claims The Mirror. The British paper adds that the singer was simply "having a good old fashioned sing song on the train to potters bar."
After the drunk Kim Wilde finished up her train rendition of "Kids in America" she broke into a holiday classic, "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree." Clearly, Kim and her brother were having a good time, but it looks like the other train passengers were pretty annoyed by the drunken singing.
In between songs, drunk Kim Wilde even patrols the train aisle, mocking the emotionless passengers who were "just looking down into our phones and stuff" while the singer was right in front of them putting on a once in a lifetime show.
One passenger on Kim Wilde's drunk singing train ride did get a kick out of the impromptu "Kids in America" performance, the girl who caught the whole thing on video and posted it to YouTube. Here's a message attached to the video from Kim Wilde's apparently biggest fan, caseeames:
Kim Wilde and Ricky Wilde serenade passengers on the train home after the MagicFM Christmas Party. 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! Merry Christmas everyone.
Kim Wilde responded to the viral video of herself singing "Kids in America" drunk on the train on Twitter, showing a mix of amusement and shock that her drunken musical moment had gone viral worldwide.
"truly,i am overwhelmed and confused at such a huge reaction to my night out on the tiles. Making me giggle a LOT: )," Kim Wilde about an hour ago.
"Trending?You'll all think i've pegged it : 0," she posted a few minutes before when her name first began trending on Twitter.
Meanwhile, fans of Kim Wilde and "Kids in America" responded to the drunk train singing video on Twitter as well, causing the singer's name to trend worldwide o the social media website as hundreds of messages poured in every minute.
"You just don't see enough people singing bona fide eighties hits on the train from king's Cross :) Merry Crimble :)," tweeted @positivesarah.
"You see something like this and you have to admit, we live in a brilliant world," tweeted @jordanmcgarry. "Best Xmas video everrr."
"Brilliant! If you've not seen this take a look at Kim Wilde singing whilst drunk on the tube to her old songs," tweeted @chris_it_taylor.
"That hilarious," tweeted @t_catttt. "How drunk is kim wilde. Funny lol."
"Now if Kim Wilde had done it Gangnam Style, it would have been all over the world wide web," tweeted @Cartz.
"Go Kim Wilde! Nice to see a UK 80's legend trending for the right reasons!" tweeted @ian_gadd.
"I'm DJing tonight for Toss The Boss at Kludo from 10," tweeted @NeilRamjee. "If Kim Wilde is free, send her down and I'll buy her drinks all night."
Watch the original Kim Wilde "Kids in America" music video: