Thursday, May 27, 2010

Then And Now - Kylie Minogue

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Top: Kylie in 1988, bottom: Kylie today.

In 1988 in the US, no one had a clue who Kylie Minogue was, although that was set to change when an oldie buy goodie, Locomotion, was released and caught fire. Originally released in Australia in 1987, the fresh-faced appeal of Kylie was hard to miss. We learned she was a soap star back home, and made the move to the recording studio, for music was her true love. And the single was finally released around the world, topping charts in all the hemispheres.



Fast-forward 22 years, and soon we will be hearing the latest release from Kylie, All the Lovers. Minogue is looking a tad more mature, perhaps, but defying the more than two decades that have passed. The music has changed up, too, allowing the freshly scrubbed virginal teen queen to show sensual side of the woman.



At no time were Minogue's womanly wiles more on display than with her 2001 single, Can't Get You Out of My Head, a pop/dance song that again soared to the top of the charts. The hypnotizing music and the hooky lyrics were matched in the video to a sexy siren wrapped in a sheath of linen that barely covered the essentials, but got the job done.



For more about Kylie or her July release, Aphrodite, check out her official website here. Twenty-two years later, still going strong - and maybe stronger - than ever. And to hear her music, stop in any gay bar in the world...

7 comments:

  1. I know what a transformation right? I mean she's a sex symbol and she is one of those pop-stars who cant seem to do any wrong!

    She was on a soap called Neighbours - also Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce were on this as well. I also think that Natalie Imbrulia (Torn) was on this show as well.

    Madonna even wore a T-Shirt with Kylie on it - now that's star power!

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  2. aHHHHHHHHHHH, I love Kylie! I think her career is often over looked by the likes of Madonna and others, and yet like you said she is still around 22 years later like Madonna. And how regal and strong she is after her cancer issues. She really did come out much stronger and better than ever!

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  3. I never knew she sang loco motion... I am over here listening to Can't Get You Out of My Head right now. She is a very striking beauty.

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  4. SteveA, indeed, Kayle has got it under control!

    Maddie, indeed, Kylie still has some great things in store for her fans.

    Kitty, See blogging can be a learning experience. And I swear that is a song that jumps inside your head and refuses to get out!

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  5. Wow, you know I can remember, almost as if it were last week, sitting down to tea time TV to watch a new daily Australian soap, called Neighbours. It was so new and so refreshing back then, I loved the girl mechanic, Charleen, she was something else, and her boyf Scott - played by Jason Donovan. Never would I have believed back then that as a 40 year old I'd still not only be watching that girl that played Charleen, I'd be listening to her stuff and mugging old ladies to get tickets to her shows! Wow, time flies. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. x

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  6. Jason, very cool! Thank you!

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  7. I was at the Chicago concert when she sang acapella version of Your Disco Needs You"..it was amazing..and All the Lovers is currently getting major airplay on my ipod!

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