“I Was Gonna Cancel” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, released as the second and final single from her twelfth studio album Kiss Me Once. The track was written and produced by American recording artist, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams who she met while in Los Angeles, California. It was released in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2014 and a day later in the United States.
Musically, the song is influenced by disco and funk, which noted similarities from William’s previous work and Daft Punk. Lyrically, the song was based on Minogue’s conception of having a bad day. “I Was Gonna Cancel” received positive reviews from music critics, many recognizing it as the more “interesting” song on the record and praised Williams’ production.
“Sexercize” is a song by recording artist Kylie Minogue from her twelfth studio album Kiss Me Once (2014). The song was written by Sia Furler, Marcus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Clarence Coffee and Nella Tahrini, whilst production was handled by The Monsters & The Strangerz and Kelly Sheehan. Musically, “Sexercize” is a dubstep song that incorporates influences of urban-R&B and electronic dance music. The song’s production was compared to songs by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna and Minogue’s tenth studio album X (2007). The lyrical content talks about sexual intercourse with a male partner, referencing the acts of sexercising.
Upon release, “Sexercize” polarized music commentators. Some critics applauded the rapping verse and the production, while many dismissed this and criticized the lyrical content and production, with some listing the song as their least favorite from Kiss Me Once. Two official music videos were promoted for the song; one was directed by Roman Coppola and Chandelier Creative, and inspired by Kenneth Anger’s 1965 short film Kustom Kar Kommandos, while the second video was directed by photographer Will Davidson. The second received favorable reviews from critics, but received scrutiny from public commentators. A dedicated Sexercize website, concepted by Chandelier Creative and built by Black & Black Creative, was also launched in conjunction.
“100 Degrees” is a song performed by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, with her sister Dannii Minogue. The track is taken from Kylie’s thirteenth studio album, Kylie Christmas. On 16 November, Kylie announced it as a single on The X Factor Australia where she also confirmed that she would perform the track alongside Dannii on the season’s grand final on 24 November. In a statement, Kylie said, “I’ll be bringing a little Christmas cheer to The X Factor stage, I can’t wait to come home and perform on the show with Dannii.”
This will be the duos first performance together since their live performance of “Kids” on her Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour in 2006 and first televised performance together since they performed “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” on Young Talent Time in 1986.
Kylie wrote “100 Degrees” about adapting to a winter Christmas in the UK after being raised in Australia and was inspired by Donna Summer’s vintage disco classics.
Dannii said; “There’s not enough party Christmas songs, everyone has Christmas parties, but what music do you put on? This song is perfect for dancing to. And our X Factor performance is going to be all guns blazing. And by guns, I mean glitter guns. It’s going to be a very sparkly, very Minogue Christmas.”
The song was used in Australia for Target Christmas TV commercials. The TV ads also starred Dannii Minogue who has a fashion line with Target Australia.
A remix EP was released on 7 December 2015.
An altered version 100 Degrees (It’s Still Disco to Me) without the word “Christmas” was released on 1 April 2016.
“Every Day’s Like Christmas” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her thirteenth studio album and first Holiday album, Kylie Christmas (2015). It was written by Chris Martin, the frontman of the British alternative rock band, Coldplay and Stargate, who also produced. Martin also sings the backing vocals of the song. The song is an electronic pop ballad where Minogue describes her compassion towards her partner on Christmas Day. It contains elements of modern electronic music and Christmas music. A remix version by Stock Aitken Waterman was released as the third single from the album on 2 December 2015.
Critical reception towards “Every Day’s Like Christmas” has been positive; some critics highlighted it as an album stand out, while many commended the song’s production and Martin’s involvement. The song has been subjected, primarily from the British media, as a contender for the United Kingdom Christmas number one of 2015. A music video was directed by David Lopez-Edwards, showing Minogue, her friends, and her boyfriend, British actor Joshua Sasse, enjoying Christmas Day in her London home. The song was performed at her live Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall on 11 December 2015.
“Black and White” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue featuring Shaggy for her EP with Fernando Garibay, Kylie + Garibay (2015). It was released as the first track from the EP on September 11, 2015. Production of the song was handled by Moroder and Garibay, while it was written by Minogue, Garibay and Whitney Phillips. To promote the EP, Minogue released a music video for “Black and White” on September 11, 2015, which was edited by Benjamin Ricart and directed by Katerina Jebb.
“Crystallize” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was written by Minogue, Dev Hynes and Scott Hoffman (Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters).
In the United Kingdom, “Crystallize” debuted and peaked at number 60 selling 3,278 copies, but fell out of the top 100 the following week. The song managed to chart within the Top 40 in Flanders and Wallonia. In Spain, the song managed to chart inside the top 50 charting at number 44. In Ireland and France, however, the song was less successful charting at number 88 and 139 respectively.
“Into the Blue” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was written by Kelly Sheehan, Jacob Kasher, and Mike Del Rio and produced by the latter for Minogue’s twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once (2014). The song was recorded in London, England on Minogue’s 45th birthday in May 2013 and premiered as the album’s first single on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show on 27 January 2014. Musically, “Into the Blue” is an EDM song that features instrumentation of synthesizers, keyboards and strings. The lyrical content talks about being independent, free and happy.
Upon its release, “Into the Blue” received critical acclaim from music critics, some of whom compared it to her 2010 single “All the Lovers”. Many likened the lyrical content’s uplifting theme and praised the composition, vocals and production, while critics noted Minogue retaining her classic image. Compared to the lead singles from Minogue’s previous albums, it became a moderate commercial success on the charts, reaching the top ten in Ireland and Japan, and component charts in Australia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The accompanying music video for “Into the Blue” was directed by Dawn Shadforth and features Minogue partying and walking down the streets of London while spending time with her on-screen boyfriend. It was released on 2 February 2014 on Minogue’s YouTube account and received universal acclaim from music commentators.
“Limpido” (English: “Clear”, “Clean”) is a song recorded by Italian singer Laura Pausini and Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Written by Pausini and Virginio Simonelli, it was released on 10 September 2013 as the lead single from Pausini’s greatest-hits album 20 – The Greatest Hits. It has received a nomination for World’s Best Song and best music video at the 2013 World Music Awards. The single peaked at number one on the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart, and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.
This duet was recorded and released in three versions: Italian-English, Spanish-English, and Spanish (titled “Limpio”). Also, Pausini has released solo versions of the song, In Italian, Spanish, and English. The English version is titled “Radiant”. “Limpio” marks the second time Minogue recorded and released a song in Spanish, the first one being 2010’s “Los Amores”.
“Skirt” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, co-written by The-Dream, Chris Elliot, Chris Lake and Minogue herself and produced by Elliot, known as Nom De Strip. It was released exclusively through Beatport as a remix EP on 24 June 2013 by Rising Music as a promotional single for Minogue’s twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once; however, it was not included on the album. “Skirt” is a dance-pop song heavily influenced by elements of dubstep, breakbeat & hip hop. It was named as one of the “Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013” by American publication, Billboard, at number 36.
“Whistle” is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, in collaboration with the Icelandic band múm, for the motion picture Jack & Diane, in which Minogue is also featured. It is the main track for the motion picture, which premiered in 2012.
The song received favorable reviews from music critics, who felt the song was a calm warm track, along with the comparisons with Björk.