PLAYLIST: Kylie – Taking It Easy

All of Kylie’s more beautiful songs on one playlist!

Kylie may be best known for her pop/dance anthems that now cover over thirty years, but she has also written and recorded many down tempo numbers, ballads and duets. Here for the first time we bring them all together for a more easy listening Kylie experience, or perhaps a time for love and tenderness…?

Even with her debut album “Kylie” (1988) there was a ballad, “I’ll Still Be Loving You” what was also used as the B side for the UK single “The Locomotion”. From “Enjoy Yourself” (1989) there comes the amazing “Tell Tale Signs”, “Heaven And Earth” and her number one hit “Tears On My Pillow”.

While “Rhythm Of Love” (1990) was all about a more mature dance/pop, “Let’s Get To It” (1991) restored some order and gave us the smash hit duet “If You Were With Me Now” with American soul singer Keith Washington, together with the heartfelt guitar ballad “No World Without You”.

Kylie moved on in 1994 to deconstruction Records and released one of her finest long players of all that included the almighty power ballad “Put Yourself In My Place” and the epic “Dangerous Game”. It seemed that when she joined Parlophone Records in 1999 that it was all about disco-pop, but the ballads kept coming with some outstanding and eye-watering numbers including “Bittersweet Goodbye”, “Paper Dolls” and the gorgeous “Ocean Blue”.

Body Language” (2003) offered us another outstanding epic with vocals to match with the sumptuous “Loving Days” and with the release of her double sided anthology “Ultimate Kylie” the following year we got “I Believe In You” both as an electro-pop chart smash and as a piano ballad.

X” in 2007 featured many personal tracks to Kylie following her recovery from breast cancer two years earlier and “No More Rain” offered a down-tempo pop epic that suited the ever changing music world. Another outstanding track “Flower” was recorded at the same time, although this was kept back from the album and released of its own accord later on.

Once again, “Aphrodite” (2010) was all about class pop/dance and proved a massive hit the world over, but two years later “The Abbey Road Sessions” gave us a new twist on some classic Kylie hits with the backing of a choir and full orchestra. It was here that “Flower” fully bloomed and radiated Kylie’s superb voice for all to hear.

Kiss Me Once” (2014) offered us another star duet, this time with Latin star Enrique Iglesias and the power vocal number “Beautiful” and just a year later Kylie recorded Yazoo’s 1982 hit “Only You” with TV star and actor James Cordon for her “Kylie Christmas” album.

And so with “Golden” (2018) we get yet more softer, more mellow tunes with the “Put Yourself In my Place”-esque “Sincerely Yours” together with the sensational “Lost Without You” and another duet, this time with Jack Savoretti and the “Music’s Too Sad Without You”. It certainly is not Lady Miss M!

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Written by Christopher Smith

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!