“Cambodia” is a song by English singer Kim Wilde. It was written by Marty Wilde and Ricki Wilde, and released as a single in November 1981 with “Watching for Shapes” on the B-side and later included on her second studio album, “Select.” The song is one of Kim Wilde’s most successful and well-known tracks.
“Cambodia” has a synth-pop sound with a driving beat, showcasing the musical style that was popular in the early 1980s. The song’s lyrics tell a story of a woman’s longing for her lover, who is described as a “shadow on a silver screen” and is associated with the haunting memories of Cambodia. The chorus features the repeated refrain of “Cambodia,” contributing to the song’s memorable and catchy nature.
The single “Cambodia” achieved commercial success, reaching high chart positions in various countries, including number one on the singles chart in France, Sweden and Switzerland. Kim Wilde’s cool and confident vocal delivery, combined with the song’s infectious melody, contributed to its popularity. The track remains a staple in Kim Wilde’s discography and is often celebrated as one of her signature songs from the early 1980s.