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Kylie Minogue: Singles A to Z – D

We’re running through Kylie Minogue’s A to Z of singles picking our favourites for each letter. Today we have reached the letter D.

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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.

Today’s letter is D.

D is for Dancing. When Kylie announced she was going a bit country for her new album at the start of 2018, like many fans I had my concerns. However, when I first heard Dancing those fears were quickly allayed. Dancing starts with a more acoustic guitar feel complete with finger clicks and hand claps, but by the chorus its pure pop joy. Lyrically the double meaning of ‘when I go out, I wanna go out dancing’ is perfect for Kylie and many of her fans alike. She is, and always will be a showgirl and I certainly hope to see her on the stage for many years to come.

Single facts

  • Dancing gave Kylie her 51st UK Top 40 single
  • Like the rest of parent album Golden, Kylie co-wrote Dancing. This particular track was written with Steve McEwan (Carrie Underwood/Kenny Chesney) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift/Shania Twain) in Nashville.
  • Dancing’s video was directed by Sophie Muller who has over 30 years in the music industry herself working with the Eurythmics back in the Eighties and a whole range of superstars since
  • Speaking of the Eighties, Dancing was given a retro-80s twist when it was remixed by Initial Talk and giving us serious SAW vibes!

When it comes to the letter D, there is one other big challenger and that’s 1998’s Did It Again from Impossible Princess. The video for the song saw Kylie poking fun at the media for the many labels she’d taken on; Sex Kylie, Indie Kylie, Cute Kylie and Dance Kylie. It’s up there with her best videos but unfortunately Dancing has just pipped it.

How are you enjoying our A to Z so far? Tell us @entfocusmusic

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

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