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.
At the start, she was merely the puppet of Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and a song like I Should Be So Lucky was never going to be regarded as one the masterpieces of the 1980's. After several weeks of airplay that song became more than slightly annoying for me! Nonetheless, it was the song that kick-started Kylie's very lucrative musical career here in the UK and the singer still has a lot to thank S/A/W for, as without them she would never have had a successful pop music career.
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.
Hand On Your Heart - Single Sleeve
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.
During 2012, Kylie released a new album entitled Kylie: The Abbey Road Sessions. Produced by Steve Anderson, a full orchestra was used to recreate her hit songs.
During 2014, Kylie released her Twelfth studio album Kiss Me Once along with three singles Into The Blue, I Was Gonna Cancel and Crystalize, with only Into The Blue becoming a major UK hit reaching #12.