Kids in America
The Muffs
Clueless- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.jpg
Clueless: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Supervision Recommended
Released 1995
Genre Pop-Rock
Language English
Source Rock Band 2
Available September 14, 2008
Playable in
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Male singer
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3-part Harmonies
Big Rock Ending

Kids in America is a song by The Muffs which celebrates the youth of America was written by Kim Wilde's brother Ricky and her father Marty. The Wilde family is from Chiswick, England, which might explain the questionable geography in the lyrics, as the line, "New York to East California" would most likely land you in the Mojave Desert - most songs celebrating California refer to the much more hospitable coastal areas.

This was Wilde's first single. She racked up 19 Top-40 hits in England, but just one more in the US: a #1 cover of "You Keep Me Hangin' On." She later became a prominent gardening expert in England.

Marty Wilde (Kim's father), was a popular performer in England, racking up several hits there.

This was featured on the soundtrack of the mostly-forgotten movie Reckless, starring Darryl Hannah and Aiden Quinn. A cover by The Muffs was featured in the movie Clueless. (thanks, Mike - santa barbara, CA)

In 2007, The Jonas Brothers recorded a new version called "Kids Of The Future" for the Disney movie Meet The Robinsons. The song was also covered by Len for the movie Digimon and by No Secrets for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

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