How much do you know about pop-princess Kylie Minogue? I listened to ALL of Kylie Minogue’s studio albums in ONE month and picked out what I thought were her best tracks. This is the second post in my ongoing music blog series The Legend Slot. For each post in the series I listen to ALL of the studio albums of a specific legendary musician/band. Then I put together a playlist of what I think are their best songs, along with some information about the artist. I also give an insight into my favourite tracks, as well as new discoveries that I found through my listening. NOTE: This post was written in February 2020 and therefore does not include any albums released after that date.
Kylie Minogue: A Brief History
So, a bit about the OG Kylie…Born in Melbourne in 1968, Kylie Minogue is an Australian singer and songwriter who’s known as the ‘princess of pop‘. She actually started her career off as an actress before she moved onto her hugely successful singing career. You might have heard of a (not-so) little show called Neighbours which Kylie starred in back in the ’80s. Filmed in her home city of Melbourne, Kylie played Charlene Mitchell in her late teens before beginning her music career in the late ’80s. After her success during the 1980s as a musician, by the 1990s she had gained a number of top ten singles in the UK and Australia. In 2011, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
‘X’ (2007) – Kylie Minogue
Sadly, while she was on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour in 2005, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer. That year she was due to headline the Glastonbury Festival however, due to her cancer diagnosis, was unable to perform. After her treatment she resumed her tour under the new title of Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, which was a huge success. And in 2019 Kylie performed at the Glastonbury Festival in the Legends Slot (which this series is inspired by). Her 2019 set ended up reportedly breaking the record for the most attended Glastonbury set in history. If you want to learn a little bit more about Kylie Minogue you can check out her full Wiki page here.
32 Best Kylie Minogue Songs (The Legend Slot): The Playlist
After spending a month listening to 30 Elton John albums, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Kylie only had 14 of them. And one of them was a Christmas album (which I definitely wasn’t going to listen to in the middle of February). So, 13 albums later the second playlist is ready to go!
A Few of My Favourites…
There were plenty of tracks that I was already excited to listen to again going into this playlist. Childhood favourites like Spinning Around from Light Years (2000), Better The Devil You Know from Rhythm of Love (1990) and Love At First Sight from Fever (2001) were amongst some of those that I was most excited to hear. But a few standout old-but-new to me tracks (told you I’d be using this phrase a lot) were Kids from Light Years (2000) and In Your Eyes from Fever (2001). I remember singing along to both of them on SingStar PopWorld for the PlayStation 2 when I was around 8. And now whenever I listen to them I always think back to that game.
‘Light Years‘ (2000) – Kylie Minogue
A song that I completely forgot existed and was so excited to rediscover was Red Blooded Woman from her album Body Language (2003). It’s one of those tracks that I remember loving when it first came out but I haven’t thought about once since about probably around 2004. Now that it’s back on my radar I will definitely be adding it to my workout playlist!
As for new discoveries, most of them were from her first few albums. I knew the classics like The Loco-Motion and I Should Be So Lucky, both from Kylie (1988) but there were plenty that I’d never come across before. One of my new favourites was Look My Way from her first album, Kylie (1988). It just sounded like the most typical ’80s song in the most fabulous way. Tears On My Pillow from Enjoy Yourself (1989) was another new discovery that made it’s way onto the playlist, as well as Surrender and Nothing Can Stop Us which were both from Kylie Minogue (1994).
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Not quite finished hearing all about the ultimate pop princess that is Kylie Minogue? I’d 100% recommend checking out some clips from her Glastonbury set last Summer. There are plenty of clips on YouTube so go and have a browse! Have you listened to much of Kylie’s music before? Which tracks are your favourites of hers?Let me know in the comments. Also, don’t forget to comment below which legendary musicians/bands you want me to feature next in this series.