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Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 15th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” is a 1966 song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland. It first became a popular Billboard Hot 100 number one hit for the American Motown group The Supremes in late 1966.

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was covered in an updated version by British singer Kim Wilde in 1986. Wilde’s version was a total re-working of the original, completely transforming the Supremes’ Motown Sound into a hi-NRG song. She and her brother, producer Ricky Wilde, had not heard “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” for several years when they decided to record it. The song was not a track they knew well, so they treated it as a new song, even slightly changing the original lyrics.

It was released as the second single from Wilde’s Another Step studio album (although “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was the LP’s first worldwide single, as the first single had been released only in selected countries). The song became the biggest hit of Wilde’s career, reaching number 2 in her home country, and number 1 in Australia. It also became Wilde’s second and last Top 40 hit in the US following “Kids in America” and is also, to date, her most successful song in that country, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in June 1987. It later ranked as the 34th biggest hit of 1987 on Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end chart that year. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales exceeding 250,000 copies.

SIDE A:
You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Extended Mix) 9:01
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Loving You 4:52
Written-By – Kim Wilde, Ricki Wilde*

You Keep Me Hangin’ On (7″ Edit) 4:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #30
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23717
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By, DesignSimon Marsh (2)
Producer – Ricki Wilde*
Written-By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.* (tracks: A, B2)

NOTES:
Original version available on the MCA album “Another Step”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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20 Responses to “Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (US 12″)”

  1. Dhanavarsh Reddy Says:

    Thanks Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dhanavarsh Reddy 🙂

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  2. Mill City 7 Says:

    The original is great but this one is fun too. The song fits well in its 80s update and is one of my favs. Thanks Paul and finally we have a decent scan of the artwork. I’m listening to this first thing after work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mill City. Have fun listening 🙂

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  3. OMAR Says:

    Love KW Paul. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ypu’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    Great history to this song Paul!! And oh man, the energy to this one packs a punch. I do like Ian Levine, so I’m wondering how his mix is. Seeing that it clocks in for almost ten minutes, I hope the energy doesn’t let up. You know, it’s always a thrill when you post something by her. I think she is incredible!! I froth over her “The Second Time” with those great edits by the Latin Rascals and who can forget her relentless song, “Never Trust A Stranger” as well. I love Kim and Paul, again, you have the best tastes……..EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You certainly fill me up with fantastic emotions and adrenalin. You ROCIK!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. You Rock! too because you have great taste. I think you will like this mix 🙂 Oh and it’s best turned up loud.

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  5. Dean Says:

    Who doesn’t love Kim Wilde?! What a terrific record. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dean 🙂

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  6. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Thanks for this Paul. Love this mix and very fond of remixes by Ian Levine. Can remember him as DJ at the Heaven nightclub in London during the eighties. Oh my, they were the days! The Ian Levine remix of New beginning (Mamba Seyra) by Bucks Fizz is also worth listening out for.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think I have that 12″ Roy I will check 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    OMG, I’m so surprised but also delighted that you’ve even heard of Bucks Fizz, Paul. I didn’t think they made it outside of mainland Europe?

    I’ve got tickets to see them next March in a super tiny but cool pub/club. Should be a treat. 🙂

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  7. The Doctor Says:

    Just a heads-up: I think there’s an encoding glitch around the 2:12 mark in the MP3 version of track #3. It kind of sounds like a few frames got skipped over; listen to the synthesizer line and you’ll hear it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nice to see you again Doc I am working on a fix as I type this. Should have it up soon. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks again it has been fixed so you can download again 🙂

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  8. CL Says:

    🙂

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  9. Andrew McMeekin Says:

    Ello,
    Have you ever heard the version of this song by Colourbox ?
    It was on the flip of their ‘The Moon Is Blue’ single on 4AD.
    I even sold copies myself to DJ’s who all LOved it.
    I’m certain Someone must have heard it playing & suggested it to Kim as it was out long before her version.
    IE In some ways it did the leg-work for her to have a hit with ?
    Either way they were a great band & I’m surprised you don’t have anything by them on here.
    Their only BIG hit was when they teamed up with AR.Kane & made a little record you might know called ‘Pump Up The Volume’ !
    U should check them out & the LP version they did of this, it’s Mix was better than the Single one.
    The LP is quite collectable now in it’s Double record version.

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    For a long time I thought it’s an original Kim Wilde song! Also it’s very strange that Cambodia was a big worldwide hit, but never charted in the US !?!?
    On some other 12″ releases and the Another Step Remastered CD this mix is called W.C.H Mix. While spinnin I prefered the shorter W.C.H Club Mix 6.28 also by Levine, which sounds much more like the 7″ version with the heavy snares. Whatever version it’s an awesome song, just check out the version by country singer Reba McEntire and the fantastic classic house remix by Love To Infinity production masters!

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  11. DarrenWasHere Says:

    Nine minutes! Back when an extended mix took the term “extended” seriously! Thanks for the great tracks!

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