KYLIE MINOGUE IN THE 80S
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
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.
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.
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.