Spinning Around

Album: Light Years (2000)
Charted: 1
  • This was co-written by Paula Abdul, who was going to record it for her comeback. She decided to give the whole thing a miss and revived her career by becoming a judge on the TV show American Idol. Kylie got the song and became the comeback queen. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kay - Sydney, Australia
  • This reached #1 in the UK in 2000, making it Minogue's 5th UK #1, and her first #1 single for 10 years, the previous being "Tears On My Pillow" in 1990. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ross - Brisbane, Australia
  • This was the song-writing breakthrough for another American Idol judge: Kara DioGuardi. She recalled to Billboard magazine in January 2010: "I went through years of rejection, and my first thing was Kylie. I didn't know who Kylie was, and I was heartbroken that Paula Abdul wasn't going to do it. I was thinking, 'Kylie Minogue? Who's Kylie Minogue? I've got to make some money or I'm going to have to go back to my real job.' And then I saw her ass in the video - she had these hot pants on and I was like, 'OK, I like Kylie Minogue. I'm going to make some money here.'"
  • Dioguardi would go onto to have a songwriting catalog of several hundred songs, including around 50 international charting singles. They include Pink's "Sober," Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up" and Cobra Starship's "Good Girls Go Bad."
  • Kylie recalled in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "Jamie (her A&R man Jamie Nelson) went to New York and arrived back with this demo, waving his arms saying, 'I've got this great song here and I think it'd be perfect for you. We all listened to it and loved it straightaway, even in demo form it had something."
  • The song was produced by Mike Spencer, who is primarily known for his work with such commercial pop artists as Jamiroquai, Newton Faulkner and Emeli Sandé. He recalled to OfficialCharts.com:

    "I'd been working with Beverly Knight at the time on music that had a very soul edge to it, and that's what Spinning Around was in its original demo form. It was a soul record. The musicians I was using on it were Rob Harris from Jamiroquai and Winston Blissett who played for Lisa Stansfield. We upped the tempo and made it into a disco record. We didn't know if it was necessarily the right thing to do, but it felt like a return to where she'd come from, back to what she does best."

Comments: 4

  • Craig from Melbourne, Australia1 of the few clips were Kylie is not barefoot at least part of the time.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australianice shorts.......seemed to fit ok
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtThe video for this is...well, simply awesome. :-)
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaKylie's first hit in Australia was a cover of Little eva's The Locomotion
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