Wouldn’t change a thing Kylie Minogue
Song Title: Wouldn’t change a thing
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Date of release: 24th of July 1989
Description: ” Wouldn’t change a thing ” is by Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer, songwriter and actress. The song was written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman.
Stock Aitken Waterman ( SAW ) are a British songwriting and record producing trio made up of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. They had huge success during the late 80’s and early part of the 90’s. Stock Aitken Waterman are considered to be one of the most successful songwriting and producing outfits of all time. They had more than 100 UK top forty hit singles with earnings estimated at around $104 Million. The trio have sold somewhere in the region of 40 Million records.
” Wouldn’t change a thing ” was released on the 24th of July by record label PWL ( Now operates the label EBUL ) and taken as the second single from Kylie’s second Album ” Enjoy yourself “.
The uptempo dance pop song uses a sample from ” Funky drummer ” by James Brown which was released in 1970 by King records. The drum break performed by Clyde Stubblefield and used by Kylie for this song is one of the most widely used rhythmic breaks in pop and hip hop.
Kylie had just finished filming the Australian drama The Delinquents ( released in 1989 ) which co-starred Charlie Schlatter when ” Wouldn’t change a thing ” was released. The song was being heavily promoted on tv in the United Kingdom while Kylie was still recording her second Album ” Enjoy yourself “.
The accompanying video was directed by Pete Cornish, Pete has directed other videos for Kylie which feature on her second Album including ” Tears on my pillow ” and ” Never too late “. He also directed the video for The Human League’s single ” Soundtrack to a generation “.
Footage shows Kylie enjoying herself in a garden playing with a kitten in London with cuts to a studio performing a dance routine surrounded by male dancers. The video mixes images of Kylie wearing cut off jeans and black shirt to evening and street wear.
” Wouldn’t change a thing ” was a moderate commercial success for Kylie. In her native Australia the song made its debut at number 10 on the country’s ARIA Chart where it stayed for 2 weeks. From there it moved up to number 6 for a week and spent a total of 8 weeks on the chart there.
In New Zealand it debuted at number 34 and rose a week later to peak at number 21, spending 5 weeks on the chart and just missing the top twenty there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 5th of August at number 2 where it stayed for 2 weeks. Kylie was kept off the top by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers’s single ” Swing The Mood “. Kylie spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 9 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 6, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 11, Finnish Singles Chart 8, French Singles Chart 19, German Singles Chart 24, New Zealand Singles Chart 21, Swedish Singles Chart 26, Swiss Singles Chart 27
Official Website: Kylie.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kylieminogue
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KylieMinogue