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NEWS: A Year of “Dancing”!

One year on, the world still wants to go out “Dancing”!

How time flies. Exactly one year ago, Kylie Minogue made her triumphant return to music in style with the infectious country-pop number “Dancing”. It marked her first solo single release for two years and was the first taster of her upcoming fourteenth studio album, due that April.

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And it seems the world took to “Dancing” with some considerable ease and with much love. Constructed of just three verses and three choruses and lasting one second less than three full minutes, “Dancing” saw its global release on 19th January 2018 and it instantly gained both critical acclaim and an immediate magnetism with both Kylie fans and the wider music world alike.

We would have to wait till the beginning of February for a video, but at least for now we had new Kylie music and a return to form following her Christmas albums of 2015 and 2016 and her last studio album proper “Kiss Me Once” in 2014. And when it came, the video didn’t disappoint either. Once again, simplicity was the order of the day with three scenes of Kylie dressed in black, then red and finally green as she ‘dances’ to and ‘dances’ with her troop of likeminded individuals.

And it seems that this was just what was needed…and still is. With over twelve million views on YouTube (that’s a million for every one of the past twelve months), “Dancing” has already surpassed the 7.5million afforded “Into The Blue” (2014) to become her most watched video since “Timebomb” in 2012.

The single has also proved a huge success too in an ever changing, often complicated music buying/listening market. In her home country of Australia “Dancing” has peaked at No.46, but because of its slow releasing rhythm’s has gained a Gold certification by ARIA for sales of over 35,000 copies there! In America, the track became Kylie’s fourteenth to top the US Dance Hot Play chart, her first since “The Other Boys” with Jake Shears and Nervo in 2015, and the most recent No.1 there since her first “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” seventeen years earlier!

In the UK, the single spent a number of weeks yoyo-ing up and down the singles chart, eventually to peak at No.38. It reached No.5 on the Independent singles chart and No.11 on the Download chart and too date has sold over 160,000 copies there, her biggest seller since “All The Lovers” in 2010!

Kylie promoted “Dancing” heavily across the world, appearing on James Cordon’s Late Late show and Good Morning America in the US, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in the UK and at the Echo Awards. And of course “Dancing” formed part of her epic performance to 50,000 people in London’s Hyde Park last September as the headline act for Radio 2’s Festival of Music.

“Dancing” kick started a magnificent year for Kylie with “Golden” proving such a big hit together with four other singles and a tour of the UK, Europe and the forthcoming dates in Australia.

So put your glad rags on, wheel in some friends and declare to all around “When I go out, I wanna go out dancing”!

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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!
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