I've Got The Music In Me

Album: Out Of Sight (1974)
Charted: 19 12

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first US hit for Kiki Dee (real name: Pauline Matthews), who was a former backup singer for Dusty Springfield. Though she's best known for her duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," she had a successful solo career before that. This song is about a free-spirited yet pragmatic woman who's on her way up in life due to her musical talent and isn't going to let anything get her down or stand in her way. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was written by Bias Boshell, who was in the British band Trees from 1969-1972, and went on to write several songs for Kiki Dee. Gus Dudgeon, who is famous for his work with Elton John, produced the track.
  • Some of the artists to cover this song include The Boogie Pimps, Heart and Thelma Houston.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 6, 1974, the Kiki Dee Band performed "I've Got the Music in Me" in the NBC-TV late-night musical variety program, 'The Midnight Special'...
    At the time the song was at #18 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the week before it had peaked at #12 {for 1 week} and it spent twenty weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #19 on United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Between 1971 and 1993 Kiki Dee had six records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", a duet with Elton John, it peaked at #1 {for 4 weeks} on August 1st, 1976...
    In 1993, in another duet with Elton John, her "True Love" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I'd Do Anything For Love" by Meat Loaf...
    Kiki Dee, born Pauline Matthews, will celebrate her 71st birthday come next March 6th {2018}.
  • Cheryl from Jacksonville, FlI remember a friend hearing DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART and asking "Who the hell is Kiki Dee?" I said, what?! Haven't you heard I'VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME? Love Kiki Dee!
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