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Thursday, September 08, 2011

[ABOUT A SONG] Kylie's Cant Get You Out Of My Head is 10 years old. And a classic.


What makes a pop song a classic? Simplicity, modernity, a sense of risk and of course, a decent popstar. Kylie Minogue probably knows that better than any other pop artist, as she managed to get the biggest hit of her career almost 15 years into it, with a song that will forever define her and the beginning of the 21st century.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head was released on September 8, 2001 and went on to become a worldwide smash hit, being #1 in 40 countries, and getting her her biggest hit in the US since The Locomotion

What made this particular song such a smash was undoubtedly the combination of Kylie herself (still hot from all that goldpant thing from a few months earlier), a video that repositioned her as an ultimate pop icon, a melody that you, err, can't get out of your head, and a string of visually stunning performances to accompany it. Oh, and perhaps that white top of hers. 

Her's a selection of Can't Get You Out Of My Head performances, with different versions and even an interesting cover.

Happy Birthday and congrats, all involved!


The original video

Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head (New Order mashup) - Brit Awards Performances, 2002

First performance during the On a Night Like This Tour, a few months before the actual release, 2001

KylieFever2002 version, 2002

Money Can't Buy Show, 2004

Showgirl Tour version, 2005

Showgirl Homecoming Tour version, 2006

Boombox/Can't Get You Out Of My Head mash-up, X2008Tour version, 2008

Acoustic version, live at the BBC, 2011

Les Folies: Aphrodite Tour version (Soulwax Kyluss Remix), 2011

Cover

Coldplay (Live at Glastonbury 2005)

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