Kylie Jack Savoretti

PLAYLIST: Kylie – The Duets

All of Kylie’s duets and collaborations on one playlist for the first time ever!

It’s inevitable that in a career spanning over thirty years that any artist will have at least a few duets and collaborations in their back catalogue, and Kylie is certainly no exception. So here’s a playlist of her best known duets and musical partnerships that have produced well loved and often, hugely successful chart hits all over the world.

And of course it all started with “Especially For You” at Christmas 1988. And both Kylie and Jason fans got two for the price of one on this single, as over on the B side we were treated to the uptempo “All I Wanna Do Is Make You Mine”. Kylie’s next duet came in 1991, the soulful, more grown-up “If You Were With Me Now” with American singer Keith Washington. Neither of them actually met to record or make the video to the single, which became a top five hit from her fourth album “Let’s Get To It“.

Kylie’s next pairing came in 1995 when she provided vocals on Australian singer Nick Cave and his group The Bad Seeds’ track “Where The Wild Roses Grow”, a ‘murder ballad’ that represented a complete change of artistic direction for Kylie, but nonetheless a hugely successful one reaching No.2 in Australia and charting high all across Europe. Before the end of the decade and the century she formed another bizarre alliance with Japanese producer Towa Tei (Dee-lite) when she sang on his 1998 track “German Bold Italic”. With a strange geisha enthused video, this was the first time anyone had sang about a font! It met with artistic approval, but sadly not commercially.

Kylie was back to form in 2000 and that included another duet, this time with former Take That-er Robbie Williams on the stage anthem “Kids”. A superb and sexy video accompanies the song that found favour right across Europe and in Australia and today is a staple of most Kylie concerts and live shows, both with audience participation and the occasional guest vocalist that has included U2’s Bono and even Rick Astley!

After a few years of solo tracks, fans would have to wait till 2011 for her next collaboration, this time with Taio Cruz on the dance track “Higher” which proved a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic as well as across the globe. The video alone has over 76 million views on YouTube! A lesser known Kylie duet came two years later with Italian singer Laura Pausini for the single “Limpido” which topped the chart in Italy, although its release was limited in other countries. If you’ve not heard it, then we’ve included the song on this playlist.

Kylie released her twelfth studio album, “Kiss Me Once“, in 2014 and it featured the gorgeous duet “Beautiful” with Latin singing sensation/heartthrob Enrique Iglesias. The song was only commercially released in Australia where it peaked at No.47, while the rest of the world got her Pharrell Williams penned number “I Was Gonna Cancel”. Much could of been done with “Beautiful” and with better marketing and full release in America, could of produced a massive hit for both artists.

Undeterred, Kylie came back later that year when she joined forces with legendary songwriter and producer Giorgio Moroder for the song “Right Here, Right Now”, a club/dance tune that features some of the most outstanding vocals Kylie has ever performed. Showcasing the range and versatility of her voice, the track met with enormous critical and commercial success, topping the US Dance hot play chart and racking up YouTube views of over eight million to date (October 2018). The following year, Kylie released her Christmas album that featured a duet with none other than her younger sister Dannii, the first time the pair had sung and recorded together since they appeared on Australian television in 1986 performing “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves”. The track “100 Degrees” is a must for any camp Christmas, a classy, disco enthused track that breaks with the tradition of artists who release Christmas albums full of traditional numbers and ballads.

That same year Kylie performed with her old mate Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters as well as Mr. Nile Rodgers on Australian DJ duo Nervo’s hit “The Other Boys”, which also topped the US Dance hot play chart and reached No.5 in Argentina. The video has also found favour with the four million plus views is has attained on YouTube!

And when CountryKylie emerged in 2018, she wrote and recorded a duet for her hit album “Golden“, this time with Italian singer and songwriter Jack Savoretti on the sombre epic “Music’s Too Sad Without You”, which was released as a single later that year. And who knows what is yet to come. Kylie and Madonna…? Maybe a duet with Rick Astley, after their incredible performance in front of 50,000 people in London’s Hyde Park…? A reunion with Jason…? “Kids2″… Anything is possible!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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