The top ten Kylie Minogue songs article looks at the best songs from the “Princess of Pop,” who surprisingly first emerged from Australia as a soap opera actress. Before many people knew her for her dance-pop excellence, Kylie Minogue played Charlene Robinson in the popular 80’s soap opera Neighbours. It wasn’t until the late 80s that Kylie Minogue started to gain prominence as a recording artist. Her first top ten hits included the song “I Should Be So Lucky” and “Better the Devil You Know,” which made her quite popular in the UK and Australia. In 1993, Kylie Minogue took more control over her music and signed with Deconstruction Records, where she released the critically acclaimed Kylie Minogue (1994) and Impossible Princess (1997). However, her most acclaimed album Fever came in 2001, peaking at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and making it her most commercially successful album in the US. In her 30 plus years in the music industry, Kylie Minogue has shown that she can reinvent herself and adapt to the changing musical landscape. Despite being more famous for her bubblegum staples, she has also released some great rock songs such as “Some Kind of Bliss” and bond-Esque favorites such as “Confide In Me.” Here are the top ten Kylie Minogue songs that will keep you hooked.
10. The Loco-Motion
This song was released in 1987 as Kylie Minogue’s debut single. The song was initially known as “Locomotion” before it was re-produced in 1988 and renamed “The Loco-Motion.” Kylie first performed the song during an Australian rules football charity event along with the cast for Neighbours. The song is quite significant in Kylie Minogue’s catalog as it helped her get a deal with Mushroom Records.
9. Better the Devil You Know
Kylie Minogue’s third studio album was something great. It invented Kylie’s appeal to give her a more sexual appeal. It was different from most of her previous songs, which portrayed her as more of a “girl next door” persona. The song’s lyrics talked about her leaving the series Neighbours and her relationship with her boyfriend, Michael Hutchence. Many fans complimented the song for its use of imagery and noted that it was one of her best ever songs.
8. I Believe In You
Coming in at number eight is a pop Euro disco song that acted as the lead single from her 2004 album, Ultimate Kylie. In the song, Kylie says that there are many things that she does not believe in, but she believes in her lover. The song was a great commercial success and earned Kylie Minogue a Grammy Award for “Best Dance Recording.”
7. Love at First Sight
There are two songs in Kylie Minogue’s catalog that possess this title. The number eight song on our list of the top ten Kylie Minogue songs is contained in the album, Fever and is different from the song “Love at First Sight” from her debut album, Kylie. Lyrically, the song talks about love and how Kylie Minogue believes in love at first sight.
6. All the Lovers
“All the Lovers” comes in at number six and is the lead single to Kylie Minogue’s eleventh studio album, Aphrodite (2010). The song’s lyrics are an invitation to the dancefloor, with Kylie Minogue also talking about how her past lovers do not compare to the present lover. The song is excellently produced, and the chorus is incredibly catchy.
5. In My Arms
“In My Arms” is another song from Kylie Minogue’s tenth studio album, X (2007). The song contains some retro and dance music elements, and it stands out as one of the best tracks in the entire album. The song has aged well, and you can tell that Kylie was the queen of pop before Lady Gaga took over.
4. On a Night a Like This
Musically, this song talks about the unique sexual experiences that she has had at night. The track contains a great dance sound, and it is arguably the best track on the album, Light Years (2000). The song also remains a concert favorite that Kylie Minogue has played in all of her concerts., except the Anti Tour.
3. Spinning Around
Coming in at number three is the song “Spinning Around,” whose lyrics talked about Kylie Minogue’s re-invention and how much her experiences had changed her as a person. The song marked her comeback following the disappointment of the previous album, Impossible Princess. The song has an amazing video that featured Kylie Minogue dancing in gold hotpants which have been considered to be iconic.
2. Confide In Me
The number two song on our list of the top ten Kylie Minogue songs is considered as one of the most innovative pop songs of the 90s. “Confide In Me” was such a hit, and many people were impressed by Kylie Minogue’s vocal performance that proved many critics wrong. In the song, Kylie showed that she was clearly in control of both her vocal and lyrical performance, which is where the power of the song lies. “Confide In Me” was her only song to chart in the US, peaking at #39 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song has been sampled by numerous artists and narrowly misses out on the top spot in our countdown.
1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head
The number one song on our countdown of the greatest Kylie Minogue song is a song that has been described as the highlight of her 2001 album, Fever. The song’s production, along with Kylie Minogue’s vocal performance, is incredible, and the lyrics about her obsession with a love interest are absolutely catchy. The song peaked at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was Kylie Minogue’s first US top ten hit.