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Kylie Minogue: Singles A to Z – C

It’s day 3 of our Kylie Singles A to Z and so we come to the letter C. There’s lots to choose from, but there could only be one winner right?

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This month sees Kylie Minogue take to the stage in the Glastonbury Legends slot and also the release of her latest hits package Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection. To celebrate we will be picking our A to Z of Kylie singles each day this month as well as asking you to vote for your favourite Kylie album – here.

We’ve reached C and that brings some choices.

C is for Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. This song really cemented the second coming of Kylie. With it’s hypnotic electro beats and simple La, La, La refrain it really is the song that’s hard to get out of your head. Add in a futuristic, almost otherworldly Kylie in the video and you’ve got a pop juggernaught of a hit that dominated charts around the world in 2001.

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Single facts

  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head was written by Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis. The song was apparently turned down by Sophie Ellis Bextor before Kylie heard it and instantly wanted it. Cathy and Rob also wrote another Fever hit, Come Into My World which was another contender for the letter C
  • Kylie surprised fans and industry types when she opened the BRIT Awards 2002 with a mash up of Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and New Order’s Blue Monday. That version became a bonus track on the Love At First Sight single release
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head is Kylie’s biggest selling UK single and only one of two of her songs to surpass the million sales mark
  • Upon release in the UK in September 2001, Kylie was involved in a much hyped chart battle with Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s debut solo single proper, Not Such An Innocent Girl, but Kylie shot straight to Number 1 leaving the-artist-formerly-known-as-Posh to settle for Number 6
  • The track gave Kylie her first US Top 10 Billboard hit since Loco-Motion got to Number 3 in 1988

Other contenders for the letter C, include the aforementioned Come Into My World, 1992’s Kool and the Gang cover Celebration, Body Language’s sultry Chocolate, the orchestral dance-pop of Confide in Me and some lesser known singles Cowboy Style (released in Australia), charity single Crystallize and Bollywood film track Chiggy Wiggy.

Have we made the right choice?  What would you have picked? Tell us @entfocusmusic

See our complete list of Kylie A to Z of singles.


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