To celebrate the goddess of pop’s 50th birthday at the end of May, we asked you to pick the ultimate Kylie single from a very, very long list of hits.
With hundreds of votes cast, we can now reveal your ultimate Kylie top 10 singles.
10. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Starting the top 10 is Kylie’s biggest selling UK single and global smash, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. The hypnotic, futuristic, dance-pop song that had us all la, la, la’ing back in 2001, gave Kylie her 6th UK no.1 and was reinvented as a mash up with New Order’s Blue Monday to open the Brit Awards in 2002 with Kylie being ejected from a giant CD player.
9. I Believe in You
The lead single from 2004’s greatest hits collection Ultimate Kylie, I Believe In You, was written by Kylie with Jake Shears and Baby Daddy of Scissor Sisters’ fame. It was later reimagined as a ballad for her X tour and again for the Abbey Road Sessions.
Kylie’s last no.1 back in 2003 and her only no.1 for which she has a writing credit too, Slow is a very minimal, stripped back track with a clever poolside video shot at Barcelona’s Olympic open air swimming pool. It was the lead the single from Kylie’s Body Language album.
7. On A Night Like This
Speaking of the Olympics, the next track on our list was performed by Kylie at the closing of the Sydney games in 2000. On A Night Like This is the second single from album Light Years which saw Kylie return to her pop roots following the darker indie vibes of Impossible Princess. The video features actor Rutger Hauer playing Kylie’s love interest.
6. Get Outta My Way
Not Kylie’s biggest chart success, Get Out Of My Way, was the second single from Aphrodite and just missed out on the top 10, charting at no.12. I know, right? It deserved so much better. Dance producer Alesso, must’ve thought the same as he sampled the musical hook on his track ‘Cool’ in 2015 which did creep into the top 10. Some kind of justice, perhaps.
5. Confide In Me
Kylie’s first release following her departure from the PWL hit factory and then signing to cool dance label Deconstruction, is at no.5 on our countdown. Kylie was reinvented as a cool dancefloor diva, showing her singing chops on the epic, eastern infused, violin heavy Confide In Me. The video was a pop art extravaganza with 6 different Kylie’s asking you to call…for satisfaction guaranteed!
4. What Do I Have To Do
At no.4 we are stepping back in time (excuse the pun!) for the third single from the Rhythm of Love album. The anthemic What Do I Have To Do was released at the beginning of 1991. The video contains a cameo from sister Dannii, although you might not recognise her in the platinum blonde bob wig she’s wearing. Speaking of wigs, Kylie got through a fair few in the many different looks in the video too.
3. Love At First Sight
At no.3 it’s the third single from album Fever, the joyous pure pop of Love At First Sight. Where Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and In Your Eyes had a harder edge, Love At First Sight was a sunny day of a song that just puts a smile on your face. It was the first of five Grammy nominations for Kylie too.
2. Better The Devil You Know
Having to settle for no.2, as it did on the UK charts, is 1990’s Better The Devil You Know, the song that heralded Kylie’s first major reinvention. Gone was the girl next door look and in came a subtly, sexy Kylie with a video that saw the blonde curls replaced by a short brown wig in some scenes. It was around the time she was dating Michael Hutchence of INXS fame and he encouraged Kylie to take more control of her image and her career.
1. All The Lovers
Well the Lovers voted and just out on top is Aphrodite’s lead single from back in 2010; All The Lovers. Reaching no.3 on the UK charts, this track is actually Kylie’s second biggest selling single from the Parlophone years (behind Can’t Get You Out Of My Head). It was also the show stopping finale song on the Les Folies Tour complete with water fountains and drenched aerial performers. Dance….it’s all you wanna do it would seem!
As a bonus video, why not watch Kylie’s latest video for new single Golden below. It’s the first time she’s released a title track as a single (although Slow does have ‘Body Language’ as a lyric) and the video shows Kylie frolicking on a beach as well as some shots that appear to be make up free. We’ve had 30 glorious years of Kylie in music, here’s to 30 more!