Best Kylie Minogue songs | ‘Women in Music’ series

32 Best Kylie Minogue Songs (The Legend Slot) - Female Original

How much do you know about pop-princess Kylie Minogue? For this instalment of the ‘Women in Music’ series, I listened to every one of Kylie Minogue’s studio albums in one month and picked out what I thought were her best tracks to date. Join me to learn more about this Australian icon, her journey in the music industry, and some of my favourite songs of hers.

NOTE: This post was written in February 2020 and therefore does not include any albums released after that date.

The ‘Women in Music’ series

The ‘Women in Music’ series is an ongoing music-focused series that focuses specifically on sharing the music of iconic women, and female-fronted bands. In each post within the ‘Women in Music’ series, I’ll take you through a woman, or women-led band, from music that I think is iconic in their own right. I’ll share a bit about their background, their journey in the music industry, and also curate a playlist of my favourite tracks of theirs. This time, pop-princess Kylie Minogue is the iconic woman in conversation, but if you want to discover more women in music be sure to check out the full series.

Kylie Minogue | Women in Music

Born in Melbourne in 1968, Kylie Minogue is an Australian singer and songwriter known as the princess of pop. Before her hugely successful career took off, Kylie started her career in the ’80s as an actress in a (not-so) little show called Neighbours. 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 finding success during the 1980s as a musician, by the time it hit the 1990s she had gained several top-ten singles in the UK and Australia. In 2011, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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.” 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 pageΒ here.

Best Kylie Minogue songs | Women in Music, the playlist

Kylie Minogue | old favourites & new discoveries

I grew up in the ’00s, so I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone when I say that I was a big Kylie Minogue fan back in the day. And as a ’00s Kylie fan, of course my ‘old favourites’ are the likes of Spinning Around, Can’t Get You out of My Head and Love At First Sight. Other post-millennium favourites are Slow, In Your Eyes, Kids and On A Night Like This. And yes, as a true Kylie fan, I know the ’80s and ’90s classics like The Loco-Motion and I Should Be So Lucky as well. As for new discoveries, most of them were from her first few albums. 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 its way onto the playlist, as well as Surrender and Nothing Can Stop Us, 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. There are plenty of clips on YouTube so go and have a browse!Β 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 iconic women in music you want me to feature next in this series.

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37 thoughts on “Best Kylie Minogue songs | ‘Women in Music’ series

  1. This is basically my childhood wrapped up in a post. My mum is a big Kylie fan so this was essentially the soundtrack for quite a few years of my life. I have to admit though I don’t know that many tracks from her earlier albums so I need to give those a listen. I need a Fleetwood Mac month for this series!! x

    Sophie

    1. Oh I love that – she was such a pop icon for me when I was a child as well! Oooh a Fleetwood Mac month could be a lot of fun πŸ™‚ x

  2. Oooh! I love that you have a whole playlist with the different songs throughout time. Oh wow, Kyle Minogue goes way back!! You can never go wrong with these throwback hits. Thanks for the introduction!

    Nancy β™₯

  3. I’ve actually not really listened to alot of Kylie music although she was quite big when I was younger! This was really interesting for read x

    1. I’ve only ever really known her hits so it was a lot of fun discovering so many new tracks throughout the month! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ x

  4. Yassss, QUEEN Kylie! I was waiting to see who you were gonna pick for your next post in this series! Definitely didn’t disappoint. I desperately wanna listen to some Kylie now! xxx

    1. Haha, happy I didn’t disappoint with Kylie! I’ve had The Loco-Motion stuck in my head for days now after making this lol x

  5. Swear down I live under a rock, maybe it’s because I’m a bit young, but I have never heard of Kylie Minogue???? I think I’m just blind to legends apparently :’) This was definitely super interesting though, and I feel much more educated πŸ˜‰

  6. I remember listening to Kylie in the 80’s as a small child and then enjoying her comeback in more recent years. I love how music holds so many memories. The years come flooding back. xxx

    1. Me too! It was a lot of fun to discover her 80s and 90s tracks that I’d never heard before – and revisit some old favourites too x

  7. This was such a fascinating read – Kylie Minogue was big in the US in the early 2000s so this felt like a trip down memory lane. I think its cool how you really dug into Kylie’s catalog!

  8. Kylie had some absolute bangers back in the day didn’t she!? I have to admit she’s not someone I regularly listen to but some of her songs are SO catchy, and your playlist reminded me of a few I haven’t heard in years! I love the concept of this blog series and I’m so excited to see who your next legend is going to be!

    1. She really did! I don’t listen to her that frequently either, but I think that’s what makes this series so fun for me πŸ™‚ X

    1. Oh I love that track! I actually saw Nick Cave live a couple of years back and he brought Kylie out to sing it with him, it was fab!! X

    1. I used to be such a huge fan of hers when I was a kid but I hadn’t listened to her for years! It was a lot of fun listening to old favourites and discovering new ones πŸ™‚ x

    1. She has so many great tunes for dancing along to! It was a lot of fun listening to all my old favourites x

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