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I Was Gonna Cancel

“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

“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

“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[2] 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.”[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.”[6]

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.[7]

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

“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 (Kylie Minogue song)

“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 (Kylie Minogue song)

“Crystallize” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was written by Minogue, Dev Hynes and Scott Hoffman[2] (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 (Kylie Minogue song)

“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

“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.[1] 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.[2]

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 (song)

“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.[1]

Whistle (Kylie Minogue and múm song)

“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.

Flower (Kylie Minogue song)

“Flower” is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue. The song was originally written by Minogue and Steve Anderson of Brothers in Rhythm for Minogue’s tenth studio album X (2007), but it did not make the final cut.[2] However, it was performed in the set list for the KylieX2008 tour.[3]

In 2011, the song was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios for the orchestral compilation album The Abbey Road Sessions. The song was released as the first single from the album on 25 September 2012 by Parlophone Records.[4] The studio version of the song premiered on BBC Radio 2 on 24 September 2012.[5] The song received positive reviews from music critics, with critics enjoying the lyrical message and the production. A music video was shot for the single which premiered on Minogue’s website.

Timebomb (Kylie Minogue song)

“Timebomb” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released as a stand-alone single on 25 May 2012 by Parlophone, and distributed in both physical and digital formats. It was released as part of Minogue’s anniversary for her 25th year in the music industry. The track was written by Karen Poole, Matt Schwartz and Paul Harris, whilst production was handled by the latter two collaborators; another track with the same title was written for Minogue by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was originally scheduled to appeared on her 2012 greatest hits album The Best of Kylie Minogue, but was later included on her box set K25: Time Capsule that same year.

Musically, “Timebomb” is a dance song that incorporates elements of synthpop, disco and electro. Sonically compared to the work of American singer Britney Spears and British recording artist Jay Sean, the lyrical content focuses on having fun and dancing before hypothetically running out of time. Upon its release, “Timebomb” was universally praised from music critics. Majority of them commended the dance sound and production, whilst some critics even selected it as an example of Minogue’s best work. Commercially, it performed moderately in most regions such as Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Japan, and New Zealand. It managed to reach the top spot on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

An accompanying music video was directed by Christian Larson in Soho, London; it featured Minogue walking around the streets during day and night, and other scenes of her dancing in a small room. The video was also praised from music critics, who complimented Minogue’s sex appeal and the videos visuals. To promote the single, Minogue performed the track during the semi-final of The Voice UK’s first season, and appeared on the setlist for Minogue’s Kiss Me Once concert tour.

All I See

“All I See” is a song recorded by Australian Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album, X (2007). The song was written by Jonas Jeberg, Mich Hedin Hansen, Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano and produced by Jeberg and Cutfather. It was released digitally as a lead single in North America on 11 March 2008. The song was released to American radio formats on 15 April 2008. A version featuring rapper Mims was released to radio formats and included as a bonus track on the American edition of X. Musically, the song is a R&B song. The song contains an interpolation taken from “Outstanding”, written by Raymond Calhoun and performed by The Gap Band.[1]

All the Lovers

All the Lovers is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue for her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite (2010). One of the last songs to be recorded for the album, “All the Lovers” was written by Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell and produced by the former. Stuart Price, the executive producer of Aphrodite, was responsible for additional production and mixing of the song. Minogue felt “All the Lovers” summarised the “euphoria” of the album perfectly and chose it to be the lead single from Aphrodite.[1] It was then globally released by Parlophone as a CD single and digital download on 11 June 2010. “All the Lovers” is a midtempo disco song with influences of electropop music. The lyrics of the song serve as an invitation to the dance floor and an assertion that Minogue’s past relationships do not “compare” to the one she shares with her present lover.[2]

Upon its release, “All the Lovers” garnered critical acclaim and was commended for its chorus and production. Many critics found it similar to Minogue’s 2004 single “I Believe in You”. Compared to the lead singles from Minogue’s previous albums, “All the Lovers” underperformed in Australia and missed peaking inside the top ten of the Australian Singles Chart. However, it was a commercial success in Europe, reaching the top ten in numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the latter country, “All the Lovers” peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. A club hit in the United States, it topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. “All the Lovers” was certified silver in the United Kingdom and gold in Australia and Italy.

An accompanying music video for “All the Lovers” was filmed in Downtown Los Angeles by Joseph Kahn, and features Minogue singing the song from atop a pyramid of underwear-clad couples. Critical reception towards the video was favourable, with many critics enjoying its concept and imagery. The music video was banned in several Asian countries due to its sexual nature. For additional promotion, Minogue performed the song on various television shows, such as Germany’s Next Topmodel and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. It was included on the set list of the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour and was performed during the encore segment of the concert shows. An orchestral version of the song was featured on the track list of Minogue’s 2012 compilation album The Abbey Road Sessions.

Better than Today

“Better than Today” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite (2010). The track was originally written and produced by Nerina Pallot and Andy Chatterley for Pallot’s 2009 extended play, Buckminster Fuller EP. It was re-recorded by Minogue in 2009, and received additional production by Stuart Price. Musically, “Better than Today” is a pop song that emulates other styles using guitars, synthesizers and drum programming.

“Better than Today” was released on 3 December 2010 as the album’s third single. It was not as successful as Minogue’s preceding releases. After debuting on the chart early with album downloads, it peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 32, making it her lowest placing since “The One” in 2008. The single was released in Australia on 28 February 2011. It debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 55, making it her third single to miss the top-fifty, after “Finer Feelings” in 1992 (number 60) and “Get Outta My Way” in 2010 (number 69). Despite under-performing in the United Kingdom and Australia, it became Minogue’s sixth number-one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and her third consecutive number-one single from the album Aphrodite on that chart.

“Better than Today” received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. They applauded the dance-oriented lyrics, comparing the track’s composition to Minogue’s works in the early 1990s on Rhythm of Love and the songs of the Scissor Sisters. Many critics praised the song as a part of the album, but did not believe it was strong as an independent single. An accompanying music video, directed by Minogue and her tour staff, was released on 19 November 2010. The video reflected the fashion and choreography of the performances done during her 2009 For You, For Me Tour, where she debuted the song. Reception for the video was mainly positive, with most publications noting its similarities to Minogue’s previous music videos.

Aphrodite (song)

“Aphrodite” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her eleventh studio album of the same name (2010). Written and produced by Nerina Pallot and Andy Chatterley, the song was included as the title track on the album, which was released on 5 July 2010. It was later included in the track list of Minogue’s seventh extended play, A Christmas Gift, which was released on 1 December 2010. The song is a dance-pop track in which Minogue personifies herself as Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.

Upon the album’s release, “Aphrodite” was met with critical acclaim by most music critics, many of whom noted it to be one of the album’s strongest tracks. Even though the song was not released as a single, it managed to peak at number six on the Ultratip chart in Belgium, and at number 25 on the Belgian Airplay chart. “Aphrodite” was a part of the setlist for Minogue’s Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour in 2011, which was launched to promote its parent album. The song was performed as the concert tour’s opening track.

Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)

“Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite (2010). The song was released as the fourth and final single from the album on 29 May 2011. Its release was heralded by the Pete Hammond remix, published on YouTube months before as promotion for the album and Minogue’s Aphrodite World Tour. Initially scheduled to be part of the tour edition of her Aphrodite album, the single was first released in Japan on 29 May 2011 as a digital bundle including a new track called “Silence”.[1] On 3 June 2011, the same bundle and a second remixes-only bundle were released in Europe. The same digital bundles were released in Australia,[2][3] as well as an exclusive limited-edition CD single which includes two versions of album track “Cupid Boy”.[4] The tracks on the CD were also released digitally,[5] making a total of three different digital bundles released in Minogue’s native country, all on 3 June 2011. The artwork used for most bundles features a picture of Minogue posing with one of the Dolce & Gabbana costumes designed specifically for her tour. The CD artwork was completely different, using a picture from the album artwork photo sessions.

Get Outta My Way

“Get Outta My Way” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue for her eleventh studio album Aphrodite (2010). “Get Outta My Way” was written by Mich Hansen, Lucas Secon, Damon Sharpe, Peter Wallevik, Daniel Davidsen. Stuart Price, who was the executive producer to Aphrodite, was an additional producer and additional mixer for the song. Due to heavy popularity, the song was released as the second official single worldwide on 27 September 2010 by Parlophone.[1] The song has been included on Minogue’s compilation albums Hits (2011) and The Best of Kylie Minogue (2012). “Get Outta My Way” is a midtempo dance-pop song with disco and electronic influences. The lyrics of the song discusses Minogue’s decision in moving on from a relationship and beginning a new one immediately.

Additionally, “Get Outta My Way” garnered positive commentary from music critics and was commended for its single worthy production and lyrics. However, a minority felt Minogue’s delivery was lacking. As the second single, “Get Outta My Way” underperformed in Australia and the United Kingdom; the song peaked at number twelve in the United Kingdom, making it her first physical single to miss the top ten since “Breathe”, and peaked at number sixty-nine in her native Australia, making it her least successful single to date. It performed averagely in Europe, including Spain, Denmark, France and Germany. Conversely, “Get Outta My Way” performed rather well in South and North America; it was a club hit on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart and peaked at number one in Brazil.[2]

An accompanying music video was shot for the single in London, England, and was released in September 2010. The video features Minogue in a room with dancers, both performing and dancing to the song while it was provided with extensive visual and digital programming. Critical reception towards the video was favourable, with many critics enjoying its visual effects, fashion and dancing. To promote the single, She performed the song on America’s Got Talent, her first television performance in the United States in two years and Dancing with The Stars and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song was used in her Aphrodite World Tour, Kiss Me Once Tour and Kylie Summer 2015 Tour.

Wow (Kylie Minogue song)

“Wow” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album, X (2007). It was written by Minogue, Greg Kurstin and Karen Poole, while production was handled by Kurstin. Minogue requested to set up a studio in Ibiza with Poole and Kurstin with her while they recorded the track along with other tracks recorded. The song was released as the second single from X on 15 February 2008 by Parlophone,

“Wow” features instrumentation from guitars, electronic synthesizers, keyboards and drum machines, along with pianos through some verses. The song is set in a dance-oriented beat with many other electronic elements. Upon the song’s release, the song received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who praised the production and release as a single; however, critics felt that the single was badly timed, as some people referred to this as the first single. Nevertheless, the single was a commercial success. The song managed to peak inside the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, as well as charting inside the top twenty in countries including her native Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, New Zealand and Hungary.

The song has been performed on three of Minogue’s concert tours. It was featured on her first world tour, KylieX2008, in her act Cheer Squad, where the songs “Heart Beat Rock” and “Shocked” were also performed. It was then featured on her KylieUSA2009 tour, along with a more rock-oriented version being performed at the Aphrodite World Tour. In 2014, Minogue performed the song on the Kiss Me Once Tour and in 2015 on the Kylie Summer 2015 Tour. Along with the promotion in her tours, the song has been featured in many media productions. It has been used as background music in Desperate Housewives, The Kylie Show and was included in the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Additionally, the song has been released twice in the United Kingdom with alternative versions instead of the single version. The accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas, which featured Minogue in a futuristic outfit, in a club, dancing with alien-inspired outfits worn by the public. The video has received positive reviews, mostly about the futuristic style of format the video had featured.

The One (Kylie Minogue song)

“The One” is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue taken from her tenth studio album, X (2007). “The One” was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, James Wiltshire, Russell Small, John Andersson, Johan Emmoth and Emma Holmgren, while production was handled by Stannard and Freemasons. The song was released by Parlophone in Europe and the United Kingdom, and by Warner Music in Australia and New Zealand. Originally the song was to be accompanied with a physical release to coincide with the UK leg of the KylieX2008 tour, but was released as digital-only instead becoming Minogue’s second digital single after “Over the Rainbow”.[1]

“The One” was originally performed by dance music group Laid and Emma Holmgren, but decided to give it to Minogue. For “The One”, there are two official composition mixes. The album edit is a midtempo synthpop song, while the single remix is a more upbeat dance-pop song. Freemasons decided to remix the original song for single release. Lyrically, the song is directed at a lover, telling him that she is the one and wanting him to love her. “The One” was generally acclaimed received from music critics, with many praising the musical composition, lyrical content and, though it was complimented with its remix, the album version was vastly acclaimed more.

Commercially, the song was not successful in the music charts, due to very limited promotion. The song did not chart in her native Australia, becoming a failure in the Oceanic region outside of reaching the top of the airplay chart in New Zealand and peaking at number ten on the dance chart in Australia. In Europe, the song managed to chart inside the top ten in Belgium (Flanders) and Slovakia, and reached number thirty-six in the United Kingdom. The song has featured in several concerts since its release, most recently being performed on Minogue’s 2011 Aphrodite World Tour.

Speakerphone (song)

“Speakerphone” is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue. Taken from Minogue’s tenth studio album X,[1] the song has elements of Electropop and Synthpop. It was co-written by Klas Åhlund, Henrik Jonback, Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson and produced by Swedish production duo, Bloodshy and Avant.

The song was received very well by fans and critics, taking a liking to the song and stating that it would’ve made a good single. Another person who responded well to the song was American singer Madonna, who added the song to her Celebrity playlist for iTunes [2] so the song therefore gained popularity in the US. On the season 2 premiere episode of America’s Best Dance Crew, which aired on 19 June, Fanny Pak used “Speakerphone” in the Crew Choice Challenge.

Despite never being released as a single, the song charted on the Canadian Hot 100 at number eighty-seven based on high downloads from the album. It gained popularity in the U,S. because of Madonna adding it to her celebrity playlist on iTunes in 2008.

In My Arms (Kylie Minogue song)

“In My Arms” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album, X (2007). The track was written by Minogue, Calvin Harris, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Paul Harris and Julian Peake. It was produced by Calvin Harris and Stannard. The song was released as the worldwide second single from the album on 15 February 2008, while it served as the third single in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It also made an appearance on her 2012 greatest hits album, The Best of Kylie Minogue. The song was introduced by Harris while she was recording in a studio in Brighton.

“In My Arms” is a synthpop inspired song, which features elements of retro and dance music as well. Lyrically, the song is about a lover by saying how it would feel in their arms. “In My Arms” received generally favourable reviews from some music critics, with some praising the lyrics and deeming it as one of the best tracks on the album. However, some reviewers were critical towards the production of the song. Commercially, “In My Arms” was generally successful, peaking inside the top ten in countries including Romania, Belgium, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. However, the song experienced lower success in her native Australia, where it peaked at thirty-five, becoming her lowest charting single of the decade since “Cowboy Style”.

The music video for “In My Arms” was directed by Melina Matsoukas and filmed in Los Angeles, California, along with the video for “Wow”. Minogue has performed the song on three of her concert tours. The first being the KylieX2008 Tour, where it featured her as a coachman in the 19th century, where the backdrop was only black and white. She additionally performed the song on her North American tour For You, For Me, Aphrodite World Tour, Kiss Me Once Tour. More recently, it was performed on her Kylie Summer 2015 Tour.

Sometime Samurai

“Sometime Samurai” is a song written and performed by Japanese music producer Towa Tei and Australian singer Kylie Minogue for Tei’s album Flash (2005). It was originally recorded as a demo alongside “GBI (German Bold Italic)” in 1996, but remained unreleased for eight years until Minogue had the opportunity to re-record her vocals in 2003. Before its inclusion on Flash, the song has been mentioned on Minogue’s book Kylie: La La La. The song, written about Minogue’s then boyfriend, photographer Stéphane Sednaoui.

It was released in Japan as a radio promotional single to promote the release of Flash and since has became one of Tei’s most successful songs on radio in Japan, reaching the top ten on the Tokio Hot 100 radio chart. A music video was also made for the song, but did not feature Minogue because she was busy touring her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.

Giving You Up

“Giving You Up” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue from her greatest album Ultimate Kylie (2004). The song was released as the album’s second and final single on 28 March 2005. It was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Lisa Cowling, Paul Woods, Nick Coler, and Minogue, while production was by Higgens and Xenomania. The song is a dance track, which features instrumentation of synthesizers and keyboards. The track was her last solo single after she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months later, and resumed with 2007 single “2 Hearts”.

“Giving You Up” received mixed reviews from music critics, whom complimented Minogue’s vocals but dismissed the production and composition. It peaked inside the top ten in both Australia and the United Kingdom, and also charted in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and Finland. Alex and Martin commissioned the accompanying music video for the single, which shows Minogue as a giantess and walking around the streets of London. “Giving You Up” has only been performed on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.

Red Blooded Woman

“Red Blooded Woman” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). Written by Johnny Douglas and Karen Poole and produced by the former, it is a hip hop, R&B and synthpop track. It contains a vocoded “Boy! Boy!” hook and backing vocals from a choir. It was released globally by Parlophone as the second single from the album on 1 March 2004.

The song was well received by music critics, many of whom praised its production and compared it to the work of American music artists Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Commercially, the single fared well in Minogue’s main markets, Australia and the United Kingdom, as it debuted inside the top five of the singles chart in both countries. It also peaked inside the top ten in countries including Denmark and Italy and the top twenty in Germany and New Zealand. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for completing sales of 7,500 units.

A music video for “Red Blooded Woman” was directed by Jake Nava and features Minogue seductively dancing to the track in various locations such as a traffic jam and in front of a truck. Minogue performed it live at the one-off concert show Money Can’t Buy and at TV shows like the Late Show with David Letterman and Top of the Pops. It has also been performing during three of Minogue’s concert tours – Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, and For You, For Me tour.

Come into My World

“Come into My World” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her eighth studio album Fever (2001). It was written by its producer Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis. “Come into My World” is a disco song which Minogue’s pleas her lover to come into her world. It contains elements of house music. It was released as the fourth and final single, and third North American single, from the album on 11 November 2002 by Parlophone.

Critical reception towards “Come into My World” has been positive; the majority of the critics commended the song’s composition and commercial appeal. In Australia, the song peaked at number four on the Australian Singles Chart. It found moderate success in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted inside the top twenty in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Canada, and New Zealand, and reached ninety-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

A music video for “Come into My World” was directed by Michel Gondry, featuring duplicated Kylies walking in Paris, France with a lot of local townspeople. It also received generally favourable remarks for the video, praising the idea. “Come into My World” was first performed on her KylieFever2002 tour, and has featured on all her tours up until her 2011 Aphrodite World Tour. The song was later honoured with a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2004, becoming Minogue’s first and, to date, only Grammy Award.

2 Hearts (Kylie Minogue song)

“2 Hearts” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album, X (2007). It was written and produced by Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell of the British electropop group Kish Mauve. Initially, the song was released on 9 November 2007 by Parlophone. The song was Minogue’s first commercial single since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005. After the announcement, Minogue took a hiatus between 2005 and 2007 to recover from her illness.

The song is a cover version of a track originally recorded by Kish Mauve. Musically, the song is a pop rock-oriented song, which features elements of glam rock and Rock and roll. The song features instrumentation of electric guitars, guitars, drums, keyboards and piano riffs. The song also features “whooo”‘s towards the singles chorus. Upon its release, “2 Hearts” received mixed reviews from music critics. The song was praised for its departure of musical content and the song’s strength, however the song received criticism for the song’s production and felt it didn’t live up to expectations.

Commercially, the song was successful worldwide. The song managed to top the spot in her native Australia and Spain, while it peaked inside the top ten in countries Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland. Though the song was released in North America, the song did not manage to chart on any component Billboard charts, but did chart in Canada. The music video for “2 Hearts” was directed by Dawn Shadforth and filmed at Shepperton Studios in London, England. It features Minogue performing the song on a stage, where she danced on a piano and featured the band playing along with the song.

Additionally, the song was featured on three of Minogue’s tours. The song was first performed on her KylieX2008 Tour, where she played as an ‘erotic bellboy’. The stage featured a green set, with a gigantic skull behind her. The song was also featured on her North American tour For You, For Me, where it was featured in the middle of the setlist. The song was then added to the setlist of her Aphrodite World Tour, where it was performed in Japan only.

I Believe in You (Kylie Minogue song)

“I Believe in You” is a song by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was written by Minogue and Scissor Sisters members Jake Shears and Babydaddy and produced by Shears and Babydaddy. It received an overall positive reception from music critics when it was released as the first single from Minogue’s second greatest hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie, in December 2004. In the song, Minogue describes how she believes in her lover rather than anything else.

The single peaked at number two in the United Kingdom and at number six in Australia. The song became a dance club hit in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2005 and earning a nomination for a 2006 Grammy Award in the “Best Dance Recording” category.

Chocolate (Kylie Minogue song)

“Chocolate” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). It was written by its producer Johnny Douglas and Karen Poole. The song is a ballad which uses a chocolate simile to describe Minogue’s obsession with love. It contains elements of disco and funk and employs breathy and whispery vocals. It was released as the third and final single from the album on 28 June 2004 by Parlophone.

Critical reception towards “Chocolate” varied from favourable to mixed; some critics favoured its commercial appeal and Minogue’s vocals, while some criticised it for being dated. In Australia, the song failed to reach the top ten and peaked at number 14. It found more success in the United Kingdom, where it became her 27th top-ten hit after it debuted at number six on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted inside the top twenty in Hungary and Italy.

A music video for “Chocolate” was directed by Dawn Shadforth and was envisioned as a tribute to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. It chiefly features Minogue and numerous backup dancers, in a hall, performing a dance routine choreographed by Michael Rooney. The song was performed live by Minogue at the one-off concert show Money Can’t Buy and TV show Top of the Pops. “Chocolate” was included on the set list of the singer’s Showgirl: The Greatest Hits and Showgirl: The Homecoming tours.

Slow (Kylie Minogue song)

“Slow” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). It was released as the lead single from the album by Parlophone on 3 November 2003. The song was written by Minogue, Dan Carey, Emilíana Torrini, and produced by Carey, Torrini, and Sunnyroads. “Slow” is a synthpop song in which Minogue invites a man to “slow down” and dance with her.

Upon its release, “Slow” was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom praised Minogue’s sensual and seductive vocals. At the 47th Grammy Awards ceremony, the song received a nomination in the category of “Best Dance Recording”. Commercially, the song was a success and peaked at number one on the charts of countries like Australia, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. The song also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States. In Australia, the song was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales of 70,000 units.

An accompanying music video for the song was shot in Barcelona, Spain, and features Minogue singing the song while sunbathing next to the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc swimming pool. For additional promotion, Minogue performed the song on a number of television shows. Since its release, the song has been performed by Minogue on all of her concert tours till date, with the exception of the Anti Tour. In 2012, Minogue named “Slow” as her favourite song from her music career.

In Your Eyes (Kylie Minogue song)

“In Your Eyes” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her eighth studio album Fever (2001). It was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, and Ash Howes, and produced by Stannard and Gallagher. The song is a dance song and talks about sexual temptation. Delayed from a January 2002 release, it was released as the second single from the album on 18 February 2002 by Parlophone.

Critical reception towards “In Your Eyes” was mostly positive, who commended the catchy chorus and the production, but many critics were reluctant in reviewing the song on the album. In Australia, the song debuted at number one was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). It reached number three in the United Kingdom, and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The single also charted inside the top twenty in Finland, Hungary, Canada, and New Zealand.

A music video for “In Your Eyes” was directed by Dawn Shadforth and was envisioned as a science fiction-extension from Minogue’s previous single, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001). It features Minogue and numerous backup dancers, surrounded with LED lights. The song was performed live by Minogue at the one-off concert show Money Can’t Buy. “In Your Eyes” was performed on her 2002 Fever Tour, and has appeared on all her concert tours since; its most recent inclusion was Minogue’s Kylie Summer 2015.

Love at First Sight (Kylie Minogue song)

“Love at First Sight” (2001) is the second song of the same title recorded by Australian music artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her eighth studio album Fever (the first, related by title only, was from her 1988 album, Kylie). It was written by its producer Richard Stannard and Julian Gallagher, alongside Minogue, Ash Howes, and Martin Harrington. “Love at First Sight” is a dance song which describes Minogue falling and believing in love at first sight. It was released as the third single, and the second North American single, from the album on 10 June 2002 by Parlophone.

Critical reception towards “Love at First Sight” has been positive; majority of the critics commended the song’s commercial appeal and composition. Minor criticism was towards the production similarities of Minogue’s previous singles from Fever. In Australia, the song peaked at number three on the Australian Singles Chart. It found more success in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted inside the top ten in countries including Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, and New Zealand.

A music video for “Love at First Sight” was directed by Johan Renck, featuring Minogue in a futuristic maze with backup dancers, all shot in single take motion. “Love At First Sight” was first performed on her KylieFever2002 tour, and has featured on all her concert tours. The song was later nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2003, becoming Minogue’s first Grammy nomination.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album, titled Fever, which she released in 2001. The song was released in Australia by Parlophone as the lead single from the album on 8 September 2001. It was released on 17 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single was released on 18 February 2002. Jointly written, composed, and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is a midtempo dance-pop song which lyrically details Minogue’s obsession towards her lover. The song is famous for its “la la la” hook.

In addition to positive reviews from music critics, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” found commercial success on a large scale. It peaked at number one on the charts of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and every other European country excluding Finland. It also topped the charts of Minogue’s native country Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Minogue’s biggest hit in the region since “The Loco-Motion”. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” reportedly reached number one in 40 countries across the globe. It was certified triple-platinum in Australia, double-platinum in the United Kingdom, and gold in the United States. It became Minogue’s first single to sell in excess of one million copies in the United Kingdom, where it also stands as the 28th best-selling single of the millennium. As of 2013, the song was Minogue’s highest selling single and one of the best-selling singles of all time, with worldwide sales exceeding eight million.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dawn Shadforth, and featured Minogue performing various dance routines in different futuristic backdrops. It became notable for the revealing hooded white jumpsuit Minogue wore during one of the scenes. The song has been performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours as of 2013, with the exception of the Anti Tour. Following its release, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” ranked on a number of decade-end lists compiled by magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and NME. It is considered to be Minogue’s strongest commercial breakthrough in the United States and is said to have been the reason behind the success of its parent album Fever in the region. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is also recognised as Minogue’s signature song and was a defining point in her musical career. In 2012, the song was re-recorded for inclusion in Minogue’s orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions.

Kids (Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue song)

“Kids” is a duet by Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams, released as the second single from Sing When You’re Winning, Williams’ fourth studio album and the third single from Light Years, Minogue’s seventh studio album.[1] Williams and then songwriting partner Guy Chambers co-wrote the song for Minogue.

Williams liked the song enough to turn it into a duet. The track was written when Minogue approached Williams to write her some songs for what would be her first album under Parlophone, Light Years. It was then that Williams felt the chemistry and decided to include the track on his album and release it as a single. It was an instant hit when it was released in 2000. It was also released on Grand Theft Auto V on a fictional radio station.

Butterfly (Kylie Minogue song)

“Butterfly” is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her seventh studio album Light Years (2000). The song was written by Minogue and Steven Anderson and was produced by DJ Mark Picchiotti. It was released as the sixth and first promotional single off her album.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, many saying it is an instant standout from the album. The song was originally issued to clubs in spring 2000 in the UK as a test pressing to gauge DJ reaction to Minogue’s new material. “Butterfly” had been in the running to be the fourth single from Light Years, but due to its strong club influences it was pulled in favour of the radio-friendly “Please Stay”. However, Mark Pichotti remixed the track and issued it in the United States through his own Blue2 label (a division of Blueplate Records), where it became a hit on the Billboard Dance music charts. The song had peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Please Stay (Kylie Minogue song)

“Please Stay” is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue, for her seventh studio album Light Years (2000). The song was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, and John Themis, while it was produced by Stannard and Gallagher. The song was chosen as the fourth single off her studio album. “Please Stay” is a midtempo dance-pop song, which differs from the album because it goes for a more mature style of Latin pop music, and is only one of Minogue’s songs that are Latin-inspired songs. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics.

The chart success of “Please Stay” was quite limited, because of the release of “Your Disco Needs You”, which had been protested for releases worldwide. The song had peaked at number ten in the UK and number fifteen in her native Australia, where it was certificated gold by the Australian Recording Industry of Australia, selling over 35,000 copies.[1] An accompanying music video was shot for the single which was directed by James Frost and Alex Smith. The music video featured Minogue in a car scene, the shifts Minogue to her bedroom, dancing until she visites to a secret underground passage to her friends, where they party underneath. The song was last performed at her worldwide concert show KylieX2008, where she only played it at one show in Beijing, China.

Your Disco Needs You

“Your Disco Needs You” is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, taken from her seventh studio album Light Years (2000). The song was written by Minogue, Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams and produced by Chambers and Steve Power. Lyrically, “Your Disco Needs You” talks about the power of disco music. The song peaked inside the top forty in Australia, Switzerland and Germany. Hugely popular as an album track, it was never released as a single in the United Kingdom, but charted at #152 on the basis of import sales.[1] Minogue has also performed the song on most of her 2000 and onward tours, including On a Night Like This Tour, Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, KylieX2008, For You, For Me Tour, Kiss Me Once Tour, and most recently on her Kylie Summer 2015 Tour.

On a Night Like This

“On a Night Like This” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released on 11 September 2000 by Parlophone as the second single off her seventh studio album Light Years (2000), and distributed in various formats. The track was originally written for Swedish recording artist Pandora by Steve Torch, Brian Rawling, Graham Stack, and Mark Taylor, whilst production was handled by the latter two collaborators; for unknown reasons, it was handed to Minogue to record. Musically, it is a dance song that incorporates elements of disco music, and is about having one-in-a-life time experiences during the night.

Upon its release, “On a Night Like This” received favorable reviews from most music critics. Some critics complimented the production and its dance sound, whilst some noted that it didn’t stand out amongst other tracks from Light Years. Commercially, it was a success in Australia and the UK, peaking at number one and number two respectively. Elsewhere, it performed moderately and reached the top 40 in countries such as Sweden, Ireland, Finland, and New Zealand. An accompanying music video was shot by Douglas Avery, with the plotline loosely inspired by the Martin Scorsese 1995 film Casino.

To promote the single, Minogue has included it on majority of her concert tours and live albums including her 2000 titular concert tour, her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, and most recently on her Kylie Summer 2015 concert tour. Since its release, it has been selected by contemporary critics as one of her most recognisable and career-defining tracks, and has been re-released as an acoustic version from her 2014 greatest hits album The Abbey Road Sessions.

Spinning Around

“Spinning Around” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her seventh studio album, Light Years (2000). It won the 2000 ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release. Written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi, and Paula Abdul, “Spinning Around” was initially meant to be recorded by Abdul for her own album, but was given to Minogue after the plan never came to fruition. Produced by Mike Spencer, the disco-influenced dance-pop song was then released as the lead single from Light Years on 19 June 2000. Lyrically, the song addresses the theme of reinvention, with Minogue claiming that she has changed as a person and learned from the past.

Upon its release, “Spinning Around” received favourable reviews from music critics, who singled it out as one of the highlights from the album and praised Minogue for returning to her signature musical style. Commercially, the song was a success and became Minogue’s “comeback” single following the critical and commercial disappointment of her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997).[1] It entered the Australian Singles Chart at number one, becoming the singer’s first chart-topper since “Confide in Me” (1994). The song also debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, where it became her first single to peak atop the chart since “Tears on My Pillow” in 1990. Elsewhere, it reached the top five in Ireland and New Zealand. “Spinning Around” was certified platinum and silver in Australia and the United Kingdom, respectively.

The accompanying music video for “Spinning Around” was directed by Dawn Shadforth, and features Minogue dancing and enjoying herself in a disco. It became popular for the gold hotpants she sported in most of the scenes and led to her bottom gaining extensive coverage from the media. The hotpants are considered to be “iconic” and have been displayed in exhibitions of Minogue’s fashion. “Spinning Around” has been performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours, with the exception of the Anti Tour.

Breathe (Kylie Minogue song)

“Breathe” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue from her sixth studio album, Impossible Princess (1997). The song was released on 16 March 1998, as the third single from the album, and her final one for the label, Deconstruction Records. “Breathe” was co-written and co-produced by Minogue with Dave Ball and Ingo Vauk. Backed by synthesisers and keyboards, it is an electronica track. The lyrics revolve around contemplation and calmness. “Breathe” received mostly positive reviews from music critics, some who highlighted the track as an album stand-out and commended the lyrical and vocal delivery. However, some critics were unimpressed by the composition.

Released in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, it peaked at number twenty-three and fourteen on the Australian Singles Chart and the UK Singles Chart, respectively. This was her last charting single in the UK until her 2000 single “Spinning Around”. To promote “Breathe”, Minogue performed the song on Top of the Pops and her Intimate and Live Tour. Kieran Evans directed the song’s music video, which features Minogue floating in an open airspace with spiral effects that were generated by CGI. The video was positively received for the production and the visual effects.

Did It Again (Kylie Minogue song)

“Did It Again” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, originally featured on her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). The song was released as the album’s second single on 24 November 1997 through BMG, Deconstruction and Mushroom. Minogue had written the track with Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, and it was produced by Minogue in collaboration with Brothers in Rhythm. Backed by guitars and drum, “Did It Again” is a pop rock track in which Minogue sings about her self-consciousness and self-hatred.

Critical response to “Did It Again” was mostly positive; some critics praised the song’s composition and highlighted it as a career stand out track. In Australia, “Did It Again” peaked at number fifteen on the Australian Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). In the United Kingdom, it peaked at fourteen on the UK Singles Chart. Petro Romanhi directed the song’s music video, which features four clones of Minogue in different outfits, and fighting with each other.

To promote “Did It Again”, Minogue performed the track on The National Lottery Live and MTV UK. It was later included on her 1998 concert tour Intimate and Live Tour. The song was subsequently included on Minogue’s compilation albums Confide in Me (2002), Ultimate Kylie (2004), and Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie (2007).

Some Kind of Bliss

“Some Kind of Bliss” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, for her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). The song was released as the lead single from the album on 8 September 1997 through BMG, Deconstruction and Mushroom. Minogue co-wrote the track with James Dean Bradfield and Sean More while Bradfield and Dave Eringa produced it. Backed by guitar and drum instruments, “Some Kind of Bliss” is a pop rock track in which Minogue sings about feeling happy while away from family and friends.

Critical response to “Some Kind of Bliss” was mostly mixed; earlier reviews were critical towards her image and sound transition to rock music, while retrospective reviews are positive towards her songwriting and sonic experimentation. “Some Kind of Bliss” performed relatively poorly on international charts peaking at number twenty-seven on the Australian Singles Chart, at 22 on the UK Singles Chart (her first solo release to miss the UK Top 20) and reaching number 46 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.[1][2]

To promote “Some Kind of Bliss”, she performed the track on Top of the Pops, MTV Australia live and the Australian TV series Hey Hey It’s Saturday. It was later included on her 1998 concert tour Intimate and Live Tour. David Mould directed the music video to the single, featuring Minogue and actor Dexter Fletcher robbing a gas station. The song was later included in the track list of Minogue’s compilation albums including Confide in Me (2002), Kylie Minogue: Artist Collection (2004), and Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie (2007).

Cowboy Style

“Cowboy Style” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, for her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). The song was released as the fourth and final single on 18 August 1998 through Mushroom. Minogue co-wrote the track with Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman while Brothers in Rhythm produced it. Backed by guitars, synthesisers and drum instruments, “Cowboy Style” is a Celtic pop track in which Minogue sings about her relationship with Stephane Sednaoui. Critical response to “Cowboy Style” was positive; some critics praised the song’s composition, Minogue’s song writing and highlighted it as a career stand out track. Released in Australia and New Zealand, the song charted at number thirty-nine on the Australian Singles Chart.

Minogue promoted “Cowboy Style” by performing it on her Intimate and Live Tour from June to August 1998. One of the live performances, directed by Michael Williams, was used as the music video. She later performed it on her Fever Tour (2002) and Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour (2006). The song was later included in the track list of Minogue’s compilation albums Confide in Me (2002) and Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie (2007).

Too Far (Kylie Minogue song)

“Too Far” is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). It was written and produced by Minogue, with additional production credits to Brothers in Rhythm. The song is a drum and bass song where Minogue describes her anger and frustration through its lyrics. It contains elements of club music and breakbeat music, and employs spoken word techniques. The Brothers in Rhythm remix was released as the lead and only single from Minogue’s remix compilation, Mixes (1998), on 21 May 1998 by record label Sony BMG.

Critical reception towards “Too Far” has been universally acclaimed; some critics favoured its commercial appeal, while some felt it was one of Minogue’s best dance tracks. Critics have highlighted it as an album and career stand out. “Too Far” failed to chart on any record charts, and no music video was directed. Minogue has performed the track on two of her concert tours; Intimate and Live Tour and Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, and has been included on her greatest hits albums including Artist Collection (2004) and Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie (2007).

Where the Wild Roses Grow

“Where the Wild Roses Grow” is a duet by Australian rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and pop singer Kylie Minogue. It is the fifth song and lead single from the band’s ninth studio album, Murder Ballads (1996), released on Mute Records. It was written by the band’s frontman Nick Cave and produced by Tony Cohen and Victor Van Vugt.

The song received a positive reception from music critics and became the band’s most successful single worldwide reaching No. 3 in Norway, the top five in Australia, and the top twenty in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. It also received a limited promotional release in the United States. The song was certified Gold in Germany in 1996 for 250,000 copies sold,[1] despite never reaching the top ten in that country. It charted again at the bottom of the German Top 100 in 2008 because of digital downloads after it was used in a soap opera. “Where the Wild Roses Grow” was also certified Gold in Australia for selling 50,000 copies.

Cave was inspired to write “Where the Wild Roses Grow” after listening to the traditional song, “Down in the Willow Garden”, a tale of a man courting a woman and killing her while they are out together. Cave arranged this tale as second of two B-sides, “The Ballad of Robert Moore & Betty Coltrane” / “The Willow Garden”, released on the CD-Maxi single version.

Although the song does not feature on a Minogue studio album, it can be found on her compilations Hits+, Greatest Hits 1987–1999, Ultimate Kylie and The Abbey Road Sessions. Minogue performed a chorus of the song during her Showgirl and Homecoming tours.

It reached number 8 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 1995. In 2012, NME listed the song in the “100 Best Songs of the 1990s” at number 35.[2]

Put Yourself in My Place (Kylie Minogue song)

“Put Yourself in My Place” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, taken from her fifth self-titled studio album (1994). It was released as the album’s second single on 14 November 1994, and distributed by Deconstruction and Mushroom as a CD single, cassette tape and 12″ vinyl. The track was written, arranged, and produced by Jimmy Harry, and was recorded in New York City with the parent album’s engineer Doug Deangelis. A ballad that discusses themes of leaving a relationship and moving on, the song’s sound incorporates musical elements of trip-hop and pop music.

Upon its release, “Put Yourself in My Place” received positive reviews from music critics. Majority of the critics complimented the songs composition and production, whilst highlighting Minogue’s vocal performance. Commercially, the single charted moderately in Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom, peaking inside the top twenty in all three regions. However, it was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for physical shipments of 35,000 units.

An accompanying music video was directed by Kier McFarlane, and the narrative was loosely inspired by the film 1968 film Barbarella; it featured Minogue portraying the titular character in a spaceship, whilst getting undressed. The song has been performed on Minogue’s concert tours including Intimate and Live, On a Night Like This, and most recently on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour in 2005. Cited by music critics as one of her best single releases in her career, it won the Best Video award at the 1995 ARIA Music Awards.

Where Is the Feeling?

“Where Is the Feeling?” is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, taken from her fifth studio album Kylie Minogue (1995). The song was written by Wilf Smarties and Jayn Hanna, while production was handled by Brothers in Rhythm. It was released on 10 July 1995 as the third and final single from her self-titled album Kylie Minogue.

Commercially, the song did fairly well, with a #31 chart placing in her homeland, and became a Top 20 hit in the UK. The song has only been performed (or featured) in one of Minogue’s tour, this being the KylieFever2002 Tour, where it was featured in “The Crying Game Ballad Medley”.

Confide in Me

“Confide in Me” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, taken from her fifth self-titled studio album (1994). It was released as the album’s lead single on 29 August 1994, and was her first single to be distributed by Deconstruction; Imago Records, and Mushroom also released it as a CD single, cassette tape and 12″ and 7″ vinyl. The track was written by Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman, and Owain Barton, whilst production was handled by British trio Brothers in Rhythm. It was recorded in London, United Kingdom at DMC and Sarm West Studios during 1994.

Musically, it is a pop song that incorporates elements of indie music, dance-pop, and Middle Eastern instrumentation such as strings and percussion, whilst the lyrical content talks about Minogue’s earnest of seduction and manipulating people to confide into her. Upon its release, “Confide in Me” received critical acclaim from music critics. Several critics selected the track as a standout from many of her records and compilation, whilst individual reviews commended Minogue’s vocals, the production and influence of Middle Eastern elements. The track received nominations at some award ceremonies, along with being listed on critic’s year-end lists.

Commercially, the track experienced success in regions like Australia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, France, and New Zealand, whereas it performed moderately elsewhere and reached the top 40 in Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. It also became Minogue’s only charting single in the US during the 1990s period, having peaked at 39 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. An accompanying music video was directed by Paul Boyd in Los Angeles, California during July 1994; it featured six different videos of Minogue in a commercial to help the audience confide their numerous problems to each character.

The song has been performed on Minogue’s concert tours including Intimate and Live, On a Night Like This, and most recently on her Aphrodite World Tour in 2011. Since its release, “Confide in Me” has be noted by critics and publications as one of the most iconic and innovative singles from the 1990s era, and Minogue’s singles history, and has been recognised by authors as an important period of Minogue’s career and musical “re-inventions”. Alongside this, it has been sampled and covered by musicians, and used in several media.

What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)

“What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, released as the lead single from her first greatest hits album Greatest Hits (1992). The song was written by Mike Stock, Minogue and Pete Waterman, and produced by Stock and Waterman.

It was Minogue’s last original single to be released from the record label PWL, as although “Celebration” was released as the last single, it was a cover version, not an original single. The single was released on 10 August 1992 as a CD single and had received positive reception from music critics, many praising it as a good last single from PWL. The song peaked at number seventeen and fourteen in Australia and the United Kingdom, respectively.

I Guess I Like It Like That

“I Guess I Like It Like That” is a 1991 promotional single written by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue and British producers Mike Stock and Pete Waterman for Minogue’s fourth album Let’s Get to It. The song samples Freestyle Orchestra’s “Keep On Pumping It Up” and a Salt-N-Pepa song “I Like It Like That”.

During this time, Minogue was fascinated by club music. Although her music was always played in commercial clubs, but the pop element of her earlier works made the “cooler clubs” tend to “frown upon.” Minogue then created an alias for herself as “Angel K,” set about releasing white label promotional vinyl’s of tracks included “Do You Dare” and “Closer”, both of the songs later appeared as B-sides on “Give Me Just a Little More Time and “Finer Feelings”, respectively.[3]

If You Were with Me Now

“If You Were with Me Now” is a pop song written by British songwriting team Stock and Waterman, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue and American R&B singer Keith Washington for Minogue’s fourth studio album Let’s Get to It (1991). The song was produced by Stock and Waterman. It was released as the second single in the autumn of 1991 due to a favourable reaction from radio stations and reached number four in the UK and the top ten in Ireland and South Africa as well as the top thirty in Australia. The song is Minogue’s first hit single to feature her as a co-writer. Both Minogue and Washington recorded their vocals at separate times at Stock Aitken and Waterman’s studio in London. Subsequently, the two had not met until the music video filming. Curiously, at no moment of the video do they appear together, and there are no obvious signs that the scenes of each of them were recorded at the same location.

Finer Feelings

“Finer Feelings” is a song by Kylie Minogue. It was the final release from Let’s Get to It and was actually planned as the follow-up to “Word Is Out”, but was held back after the release of “If You Were with Me Now”. “Finer Feelings” finally appeared in April 1992, remixed by Brothers in Rhythm (whom Minogue would continue collaborating with throughout the 1990s, and continued with Steve Anderson into the present), and narrowly missed out on the top ten, peaking at number eleven on the UK charts.[1]

In Australia, “Finer Feelings” became her lowest-charting single at that point, reaching number sixty on its debut in the ARIA top 100 singles chart for the week ending 5 July 1992.[2] Other than a re-release of “Better the Devil You Know” in 1998, “Finer Feelings” remained Kylie’s only single to miss the top 50 in Australia until her 2010 single “Get Outta My Way”, which peaked at number sixty-nine.[2]

“Finer Feelings” remains a fan favourite and Minogue has performed excerpts of the song during her KylieFever2002 and Showgirl Homecoming tours although it was not included on her recent hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie. It is worth noting that the B-side “Closer” is different from the song of the same title that would appear on her 2010 album Aphrodite.

The song was re-recorded in 2011 and posted onto Kylie Minogue’s official YouTube channel on 25 January 2012. It is featured on The Abbey Road Sessions.

Word Is Out (song)

“Word Is Out” is a song written by English duo Stock and Waterman for Kylie Minogue’s fourth album Let’s Get to It (1991). Produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman, it was released as the first single from Minogue’s album Let’s Get to It. The artwork for the cover was photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth in 1991 for the British edition of Esquire.

On Michael Wilton’s review of the second night of her Anti Tour in Sydney, Australia—where she performed an a cappella rendition of the song—for musicOMH, he stated “Word is Out” is “wildly underrated.”[4] Writing Minogue’s biography for her special on Australian music video program Rage, they stated: “While in the past, her material had always been high energy, ‘Word Is Out’ showcased a far more seductive side to Kylie that many had suspected was there.”[5] Chris True from AllMusic chose the track as one of Let’s Get to It’s track picks.[6] In another hand, Nick Griffiths from Select called it one of the “odd songs” in the album.[7]

Shocked

“Shocked” is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, taken from her third studio album Rhythm of Love (1991). Written and produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, “Shocked” was released as the album’s fourth and final single. The song later appeared on most of Minogue’s major compilations including Greatest Hits (1992) and Ultimate Kylie (2004). The DNA Mix of the song also includes a rap in the bridge of the song which features Jazzy P.

Lyrically, the song canvasses confusion and understanding of love and relationships. The song has been compared by critics to her previous single “What Do I Have to Do”. “Shocked” received mostly positive reviews from critics, with many praising its catchiness. Commercially, the song was successful, peaking in the top ten in her native Australia the United Kingdom, and several other countries.

An accompanying music video was filmed for the single, shot in London. The video features Minogue entering a mansion-style home, where she is seduced by a mysterious man. The song has been noted to have a close similarity to Minogue’s previous single’s video “What Do I Have to Do”, which featured a similar man in a similar atmosphere. The song has been noted as one of Minogue’s best singles to date, despite limited success outside her native Australia and the United Kingdom.[1]

What Do I Have to Do

“What Do I Have to Do” is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue taken from her third studio album Rhythm of Love (1990). The song was written and produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Originally, the song was planned to be released after the single “Better the Devil You Know”, but instead “Step Back in Time” was released and this was released as the third single on 21 January 1991. The song received positive reviews from most music critics, who thought the song was an instant rave classic.

The song peaked at number eleven in her native Australia. The song did however peak at number six in the United Kingdom, becoming a success there. The song was also a minor hit in France and The Netherlands.

The song has been performed on most of Minogue’s concert tours, including her Rhythm of Love Tour, Let’s Get to It Tour and Intimate and Live Tour. The song has also been performed at the Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour and the Homecoming Tour, and has been most recently been performed at her Aphrodite World Tour.

Step Back in Time

“Step Back in Time” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, taken from her third studio album Rhythm of Love (1990). It was released as the album’s second single on 22 October 1990, and distributed by PWL and Mushroom as a CD single, cassette tape and 12″ and 7″ vinyls. The track was written, arranged, and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman, whom are collectively known as Stock Aitken and Waterman, and was recorded in London, United Kingdom. Musically, it is a disco song that lyrically pays tribute to the 1970s culture.

“Step Back in Time” received positive reviews from music critics. Some had selected the single as one of Minogue’s best work, and many complimented the backing track and production. Commercially, the single experienced success in regions such as Australia, United Kingdom, Finland, and Ireland, whilst peaking inside the top 40 in countries like France, New Zealand, and Switzerland. However, it was only certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for physical shipments of 35,000 units.

An accompanying music video was directed by visual artist Nick Egan, which paid homage to the 1970s culture and figures. The song has been performed on several concert tours by Minogue including Rhythm of Love Tour, On a Night Like This, Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour and most recently on her Kylie Summer 2015 tour. Since its release, “Step Back in Time” has been used in several media including an appearance in the 2013 film The World’s End.

Better the Devil You Know

“Better the Devil You Know” is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, taken from her third studio album Rhythm of Love (1990). The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the album’s lead single on 30 April 1990 by PWL and Mushroom Records. “Better the Devil You Know” is known as the song that re-invented Minogue with more sex appeal, as her previous albums were presented with her “girl next door” persona, while her music onwards present an independent approach.

The song’s title is referenced as an idiom. Lyrically, the song was said to be about Minogue’s leaving of her TV series Neighbours and her relationship with her then-boyfriend, INXS frontman and singer Michael Hutchence. The song was lauded by music critics, who noted the imagery change in her music. They also complimented the song itself and felt it was one of Minogue’s best, along as a highlight to, not just her studio album but her compilations as well. Commercially, it was successful. The song peaked at number two in the United Kingdom and four in her native Australia. In other regions, it managed to peak inside the top forty in all the countries it charted in, including France, Austria, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland.

The accompanying music video for “Better the Devil You Know” was directed by Paul Goldman and was filmed in Melbourne, Australia. Though its imagery was criticized for her mature look, the video has also been iconic to Minogue’s artistry style and imagery beyond the song. The song has been featured in most of Minogue’s concert tours. The song has appeared in commercials, including Coca-Cola and the film If Looks Could Kill, and was later re-recorded in 2012 at the Abbey Road Studios for inclusion on Minogue’s orchestral album The Abbey Road Sessions.

Hand on Your Heart

“Hand on Your Heart” is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her second studio album Enjoy Yourself (1989). Again from her previous releases up to “Let’s Get to It”, the song was produced and written by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. The song was recorded in London, England, through the sessions of the album. The song was released as the album’s lead single from Enjoy Yourself on 24 April 1989. “Hand on Your Heart” received positive reviews from most music critics, who deemed it a highlight from the album and praised it as a strong single.

For the chart reception, “Hand on Your Heart” had chart success, as the song peaked at number four in her native Australia and also became Minogue’s third number one in the UK Singles Chart,[2] but also peaked inside the top ten in France, Switzerland, Finland and Japan.

The song was also performed on some concert tours performed by Minogue, including it on her Enjoy Yourself Tour, Rhythm of Love Tour and was featured on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour and the Homecoming Tour “Hand on Your Heart” was known as one of Minogue’s most well-known singles to date. The song was available as limited editions 7″ and 12″ posterbags featuring different artwork to the UK release in Australia. In 2006, Swedish singer-songwriter José González released an acoustic cover version of “Hand on Your Heart” as a single. His version peaked at number twenty-nine in the UK.

Especially for You

“Especially for You” is a song performed by the Australian recording artists Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, from Donovan’s debut album Ten Good Reasons (1989). The single was released on 28 November 1988 and was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

“Especially for You” received many positive reviews from older and contemporary critics, who deemed it one of the strongest of each singer’s album, but also dubbed the song a classic. The song had commercial success, reaching number one in the UK, Ireland, Greece and Belgium and peaking inside the Top 5 in countries including Australia, New Zealand, France, Finland and Switzerland. In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation’s 20th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.[1]

Minogue also performed this song as a duet with Kermit the Frog on the show An Audience with… Kylie Minogue in 2001.

Turn It into Love

“Turn It into Love” is a single released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was taken from her debut album Kylie. The single was released in December 1988 in Japan only, where it reached number 1. The b-side was a new song “Made in Heaven” which also served as the b-side to both “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi” and “It’s No Secret” in other international territories.

“Turn It into Love” was the sixth single to be released from the album Kylie and was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. Considered something of a hidden gem, Kylie performed the song (as part of medleys) during her On A Night Like This Tour and Showgirl Homecoming shows in the 2000s, as well the Mushroom Records 25th birthday concert in Melbourne, Australia in 1998.

Also a favourite track among Stock Aitken Waterman enthusiasts, the song also featured on the 2005 UK compilation album Stock Aitken Waterman Gold, one of just two tracks included that were not released as a single in the UK.

It’s No Secret

“It’s No Secret” is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue taken from her debut studio album Kylie (1988). The song was written and produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, who were also the producers of Minogue’s first four studio albums. The song was intended to be released as the fifth single from Kylie, but due to the success and longevity of Kylie’s massive selling duet with Jason Donovan, “Especially for You”, over Christmas 1988 and the following new year, it was only released in a handful of countries. In the United States, “It’s No Secret” was released as Kylie’s third single where it reached the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40.

Never Too Late (Kylie Minogue song)

“Never Too Late” is a pop–dance song written and produced by British production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman for Kylie Minogue’s second album Enjoy Yourself (1989). It was later rerecorded for Kylie’s orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions, in 2012.

Kylie wanted the album title track as the third single, but Pete Waterman overruled her request and “Never Too Late” was released instead in the fall of 1989 (see 1989 in music). Although debuting at number seventeen due to the delayed release of the 12″ single, the song became an instant hit, peaking at number four. Its low debut broke Minogue’s impressive run of seven consecutive top two hits, but became her eighth consecutive top five hit single.

Wouldn’t Change a Thing (Kylie Minogue song)

“Wouldn’t Change a Thing” is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, recorded for her second studio album Enjoy Yourself (1989). The song was written by Stock Aitken Waterman, and was released on 24 July 1989 by PWL Records. The song was released as the second single off the album.

Musically, “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” is like Minogue’s previous singles, which is dance-pop related, with instruments including guitars, drum machine and tambourine effects. Commercially, the song received moderate success on the charts, peaking in the top twenty in countries including Australia, Finland, France and the United Kingdom, while just missing the top twenty in New Zealand.

Minogue has performed the song in most of her tours including Disco in Dream/The Hitman Roadshow, Enjoy Yourself Tour, Rhythm of Love Tour, Let’s Get to It Tour and was last played at her tour On a Night Like This Tour. She however performed the song on a TV Special entitled An Audience with Kylie (2001).

I do not know why (Kylie Minogue song)

“Je ne sais pas pourquoi” (English: “I Don’t Know Why”), also known as “I Still Love You (Je ne sais pas pourquoi)” in Australia, U.S., Canada and New Zealand, is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie (1988). Released as a single on 10 October 1988 [2] by PWL, the song has subsequently appeared on most of Minogue’s hits compilations including Greatest Hits and Ultimate Kylie. Like most of Minogue’s material between 1988 and 1992, it was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

I Should Be So Lucky

“I Should Be So Lucky” is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie (1988). Released on 29 December 1987 by Mushroom Records and PWL Records, the song became a worldwide breakthrough hit; its now-iconic image of Minogue on the front cover was shot by David Levine.

The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman for Minogue, and they went on to produce Minogue’s first four studio albums. “I Should Be So Lucky” was an international hit, reaching number one in several countries including Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany, as well as making the US Billboard Hot 100 top 30.

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