Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Can't get you out of my head

From Kylie.com:

Ten years ago today a single was released in Australia which which would not only become one of the biggest selling singles of the 21st Century, but change the landscape of popular music forever more and send a home-grown girl from Melbourne soaring to a whole new stratosphere of globe conquering proportions.

From the opening hypnotic beats, to the infamous ‘la, la, la’ mantra and the gorgeous soaring vocals, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ is pop at its most sublime. As the first single release from Kylie’s ‘Fever’ album, the song not only redefined Kylie’s career but garnered a whole host of awards and broke a gazillion records in the process!

Premiered on Kylie’s ‘On A Night Like This Tour’ in the Spring of 2001, talk of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ quickly set online messageboards alight with hungry fans eager to know when this anthemic new track would be available in stores.

By September anticipation was at ‘Fever’ pitch and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ debuted at No.1 in Australia as well as the UK where it achieved first week sales of over 306,000 copies! It then launched an all-conquering assault on the charts worldwide, hitting the top spot in every European country bar Finland and became Kylie’s biggest U.S. Hit since ‘The Loco-motion’ in 1988!

The song, as well as its groundbreaking video, set new records on radio and TV airplay charts the world over. In the UK the ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ made radio history to become the first to gather 3,000 plays in a single week and to reign the airplay chart for 8 weeks! It ended the year as the most played song of 2001 and won three Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Best International Single’, ‘Best Dance Record’ and ‘Most Played Record of The Year’. Worldwide sales are in excess of 4 million copies!

10 years on ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ still sounds as fresh and relevant today as it did back in 2001, and continues to reinvented for new generations at Kylie’s spectacular live shows.


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