Kylie was still playing Charlene in Aussie soap Neighbours when she made her first record, The Locomotion, which was originally released only in Australia. The song was re-released in the rest of the globe as The Loco-Motion, and here in the UK it was her third top five single.
Both of kylie's 1980s albums (the self-titled Kylie and Enjoy Yourself) were British chart-toppers, with all seven singles released from both albums reaching the UK top five.
ever have thought that, over a quarter of a century later, she would
still be releasing albums? No one would have predicted that Kylie would
achieve success with 31 top ten hit singles in the UK alone.
Hand On Your Heart was the first track to be lifted from Kylie's second Album Enjoy Yourself, and reached #1 in the UK and #4 in her home country of Australia. Both the single and album received mixed reviews from the critics, but that didn't stop Enjoy Yourself from selling over one million copies in ten weeks and reaching 4x Platinum in the UK.
by Stock, Aitken and Waterman and released on the PWL label, in October
1989 the album spawned three more massive hit singles; Wouldn't Change A Thing (#2), Never Too Late (#4) and Tears On My Pillow (#1).
Overal, Kylie had seven Top five hits during the 80s.
Here we see Kylie embracing 80s fashion by wearing a red ra-ra skirt on the cover of her single The Locomotion.
Released in 1987, I Should Be So Lucky is probably Kylie's most-recognised 80s tune, although this bubblegum pop chart topper received very mixed reviews when it was released, with harsh criticism of both the lyrics and production.
Hand On Your Heart - Single Sleeve
Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi was one of my favourite Kylie songs and that's because it sounds more quirky and less irritating than the other S/A/W songs. The video depicts 1940s Paris, and Kylie has her hair in waves to depict the era's fashion. I particularly like the black and white scene where only Kylie herself is in colour and wearing a floral dress while dancing with a man in the streets.
On the Australian version of the single Kylie is wearing that dress on the cover, but for the British sleeve (shown above) she's just wearing her typical eighties clothing.
Tears On My Pillow was the final single to be released from Enjoy Yourself in January 1990 (Nov 1989 in Australia) and also featured on The Delinquents soundtrack, a film in which she starred. The Doo-Wop song was originally recorded in 1958 by Little Anthony And The Imperials and reached #4 in the U.S. Kylie's cover topped the UK singles chart in January 1990 and also reached #35 in Canada.