Kylie Top 30: #9 “The One”

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Song: The One Album: X (2007, single released 2008) At the center of Kylie’s 10th album lies this Freemasons-produced gem. Ethereal and ephemeral, cosmic and galactic, “The One” has one of the best choruses of 21st century pop: “I’m the one / love me love me love me love me,” sings Kylie, not pleading or ...

Kylie Top 30: #10 “Fever”

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Song: Fever Album: Fever (2001) The title track of the megahit Fever starts with a simple keyboard chord progression before a thick 808 kicks in anchoring Kylie’s whispy and undeniably sexy vocals in this slightly campy and delightful fan favorite. A heartache metaphor blends with a love affair with music and a visit to a ...

Kylie Top 30: #11 “Too Far”

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Song: Too Far Album: Impossible Princess After a decade of singing other people’s songs, Kylie busts out with “Too Far,” the lead track on Impossible Princess (often dubbed The Black Album). Entirely penned by Kylie, the song reveals her neurosis and finds her voice undulating on an avant garde vocal line in the verse before ...

Kylie Top 30: #12 “In My Arms”

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Song: In My Arms Album: X (2007, released as a single 2008) Kylie snatched up unknown producer Calvin Harris before he even had an album out, when he was just signed to EMI for a publishing deal. On this, one of two tracks Harris produced for X, it’s clear the pair were a smart team. ...

Kylie Top 30: #13 “Confide In Me”

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Song: Confide In Me Album: Kylie Minogue (1994) As the first single from Kylie Minogue, (often dubbed The White Album) “Confide In Me” took a sharp turn from all previous Kylie, veering from straight-up pop to alternative something or other. The strings, as it has been noted by no less than Calvin Harris, are sheer ...

Kylie Top 30: #14 “In Your Eyes”

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Song: In Your Eyes Album: Fever (2001) As the first single to follow “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” the bar was set impossibly high for “In Your Eyes,” but in typical Kylie fashion, expectations were ignored and this track did something that was both connected to and a progression from the preceding single, ...

Kylie Top 30: #15 “The Loco-Motion”

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Song: The Loco-Motion Album: Kylie (1988) Ahhh…the song that started it all! The legend goes (and it is a legend now), that it was a cast talent show/benefit where the teen star of popular soap Neighbors, sang the Goffin/King classic “The Loco-Motion.” A star was born and two decades later you can’t help but smile ...

Kylie Top 30: #16 “Kids”

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Song: Kids featuring Robbie Williams Album: Light Years (2000) She no bubbilicious, he smoke heavy tar, and together they make one of sexiest duets, the hottest videos, and most fun sing-along to the weirdest lyrics. Written by Robbie Williams with his then “writing” partner Guy Chambers, “Kids” is about…well… it’s about… oh who knows. It ...