Never Too Late Kylie Minogue
Song Title: Never Too Late
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Date of release: 23rd of October 1989
Description: ” Never Too Late ” is by Kylie Minogue ( Kylie Ann Minogue ), the Australian singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Kylie rose to fame as Charlene Robinson, the tomboy mechanic, in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, a part she played for two years.
When Charlene married Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) the episode was viewed by nearly 20 Million people in the United Kingdom, it was to be one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever broadcast.
Kylie began her music career when she signed to record label PWL in 1987. A year later her debut Album Kylie was released. In the 2008 New Year Honours, Kylie was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire ( OBE ) for services to Music.
The French government appointed her as a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. For raising awareness of breast cancer, Kylie was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree by Anglia Ruskin University.
Kylie has Worldwide record sales in excess of 80 million and in December 2016, she was ranked the 18th most successful dance artist of all-time by Billboard.
The song was written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman.
Stock Aitken Waterman, also known as SAW are a British songwriting and record producing trio made up of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman. The trio enjoyed success in the latter part of the 80s and early part of the 90s.
Stock, Aitken and Waterman are one of the most successful songwriting and producing team of all time. The songwriters and producers had more than 100 UK top forty hit singles, their earnings are estimated to be around $104 Million. Stock Aitken Waterman have notched up sales somewhere in the region of 40 Million records.
” Never Too Late ” was released on the 23rd of October 1989 by record label PWL ( Now operates the label EBUL ) and taken as the third single from Kylie’s second Album Enjoy Yourself. The Album was released by record label PWL on the 9th of October 1989. In the United States, Enjoy Yourself was released in 1990 by Geffen Records and was to be Kylie’s last Album there until 2001’s Fever, her eighth Album.
The Album was a commercial success, making the top ten in Ireland, Greece, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy Yourself made Number One in the United Kingdom, where it also produced two Number One singles. The Album was certified 4x Platinum in the UK in January 1990 and had sales in excess of one Million copies within the first ten weeks of its release.
Kylie wanted ” Enjoy Yourself “, the title track from the Album, as the third single to be released, she was however overruled by Pete Waterman and ” Never Too Late ” was released instead.
The accompanying music video was directed by Pete Cornish, who has worked with The Human League, Spagna, Kim Wilde, the Damned and Dire Straits. The video Kylie in different costumes with her dancers in front of a variety of backdrops. She dresses as a cowgirl, ’70s disco, Chinese dress with fans and as a 1920s flapper, which were women in the 1920s known for their short skirts, bobbed their hair and prefference for jazz.
” Never Too Late ” was a commercial success for Kylie. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 4th of November 1989 and reached a peak of number 4. It spent 3 weeks in the top ten and a total of 10 weeks on the UK chart. The song also charted in Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia 14, Germany 45, Switzerland 23, France 26, Netherlands 20, Belgium 4, New Zealand 27
Official Website: Kylie.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kylieminogue
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KylieMinogue