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
Coldplay (Live at Glastonbury 2005)