Spinning Around Kylie Minogue
Song Title: Spinning Around
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Date of release: 19th of June 2000
Description: ” Spinning Around ” is by Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer, songwriter and actress. The song was written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul.
Production for the single was by Mike Spencer, the English record producer has worked with artists like Jamiroquai, Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Emeli Sande. Mike has produced music that have topped the charts all over the World and received multi platinum sales awards along with MOBO and Brit award wins, with many being nominated for the Mercury Prize.
” Spinning Around ” was released on the 19th of June 2000 by record label Parlophone ( now part of the Warner Music Group ) and taken as the lead single from Kylie’s seventh Album Light Years. The Album reached Number One on the Australian Albums Chart in 2000, it was to be her first Number One Album in her native Australia.
The disco influenced dance track was based on one of the writers Paula Abdul’s divorce from Brad Beckerman, a clothing designer she married in 1996 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. Paula intended to include the song on her own Album, the Album never came to fruition and so the song was given to Kylie to record instead.
” Spinning Around ” was the first major song for writer Kara DioGuardi, before Kara hadn’t worked on any notable songwriting projects. She has become a Grammy nominated songwriter and producer, as one of the most successful contemporary songwriters in the World her songs have featured on Albums with sales in excess of 160 Million collectively.
During an interview about the development of Kylie’s Album Light Years, she explained that the song had been found as a demo in New York by Jamie Nelson, her A&R executive. He believed the song was just right for her, after Kylie heard the demo she agreed to record it and felt the track had potential.
The accompanying music video was directed by Dawn Shadforth, the British music video and documentary director. The award-winning director has worked with many artists including Florence and the Machine, Selena Gomez, Bjork, Primal Scream, Goldfrapp, Tinie Tempah and Charlie XCX.
The video puts the emphasis on fun,dance and the now famous gold hotpants. The video caused a sensation regarding her bottom. In the United Kingdom, the daily newspaper The Sun sponsored a campaign to get her bottom heritage-listed, preserved for ” posteriority “. the paper called it ” an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty “. It was rumoured that Kylie had insured her bottom for five million dollars.
The song was a commercial success for Kylie. In her native Australia it made Number One and top 5 in New Zealand and Ireland. In the United Kingdom ” Spinning Around ” reached Number One on the UK chart, it was her fifth Number One single and her first since ” Tears on My Pillow ” back in 1990.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 35, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 39, France (SNEP) 28, Germany (Official German Charts) 62, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 31, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 42, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 34
Official Website: Kylie.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kylieminogue
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KylieMinogue