” Got to Be Certain ” is by Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer and songwriter. The song was written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman.
The song was taken from Kylie’s first album, Kylie, and released as her third single ( in some countries ) by the record labels PWL and Mushroom in 1988.
” Got to Be Certain ” was not initially written for Kylie but another artist from the PWL stable. Mandy Smith, of Bill Wyman fame, was the first choice for the song for her first album, Mandy.
For reasons unknown, Mandy Smith’s version of the song was shelved and ” Got to Be Certain ” has given by Stock, Aitken and Waterman to Kylie.
Kylie began working with Stock, Aitken and Waterman on her first album after the success of her first two records, ” I Should Be So Lucky ” and ” The Loco-Motion”.
When she was working on the album, Kylie would travel to London England. However, she recorded ” Got to Be Certain ” in Melbourne, Australia.
In the United Kingdom and some other countries, the song is officially Kylie’s second, not third single. Stock, Aitken and Waterman did not produce the version in 1987, and so in 1988 Kylie re-recorded ” The Loco-Motion “, and then they re-released it as a single in most countries.
Kylie enjoyed commercial success with the song across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, it was not released as a single there, Kylie’s record company instead released ” It’s No Secret “.
In Germany, the song reached number six and spent seventeen weeks on the GfK Entertainment Chart. In France, Kylie reached number nine and stayed on the Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique ( SNEP ) chart for fifteen weeks.
Kylie fared better in her native Australia. There she reached Number One and spent fourteen weeks on the country’s chart there.
In New Zealand, she also took the song to the top and spent fourteen weeks in total on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom, ” Got to Be Certain ” reached number two and remained in the Top Ten for five weeks. The single spent a total of twelve weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1, Austrian Singles Chart 9, Belgian Singles Chart 1, Danish Singles Chart 6, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 3, Finnish Singles Chart 1, French SNEP Singles Chart 9, German Singles Chart 6, Irish Singles Chart 4, New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 2, Norwegian Singles Chart 4, Swedish Singles Chart 19, Swiss Singles Chart 8
Official Website: Kylie.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kylieminogue
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KylieMinogue
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