Resorts World Arena
The Resorts World Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena located at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull, England. It has a capacity of 16,000 seats; the venue was built as the seventh hall of the NEC complex. After 18 months of construction, the arena opened as the "Birmingham International Arena" in December 1980 with a concert by Queen. Together, the NEC and the Resorts World Arena host over 3 million visitors each year; the Ticket Factory is the official box office for the Resorts World Arena. The venue was known as Birmingham International Arena until 1 September 1983 as NEC Arena from 5 September 1983 to 31 August 2008. From 1 September 2008, the NEC Arena was renamed as the LG Arena, following a naming-rights sponsorship deal with global electronics company LG; the arena underwent a £29 million overhaul of its facilities, paid for by loans from Birmingham City Council and regional development agency Advantage West Midlands. Work on the LG Arena was finished mid October 2009 and the arena hosted its first concert with Tom Jones.
Included in the installation were around 1,000 new seats, bringing the capacity to 16,000 to compete with venues such as The O2 Arena in London and the Manchester Arena in Manchester, which are amongst the busiest music venues in the world. Constructed were new hospitality areas and a forum containing new bars and other customer facilities. Prior to its first concert, the arena hosted the 2009 Horse of the Year show. In 2011 the venue became the tenth-busiest arena in the world and 13th-busiest in 2014, it was announced in November 2014 that as part of a sponsorship deal with the casino group, the arena would be renamed the Genting Arena from 6 January 2015. On 25 September 2018, the NEC Group announced that the Genting Arena will be renamed "Resorts World Arena" as of December 3rd of this year. Genting UK will continue to sponsor the hall; the reason for the new name is to more align the venue with Genting's Resorts World Birmingham, opposite the arena, which opened in October 2015. The Spice Girls performed 6 sold out shows on the Spiceworld Tour during April and May 1998.
Comedians such as Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Peter Kay have brought their shows to the venue. In 2010 and 2011, the arena hosted the Birmingham audition stages of the British reality television music competition, The X Factor. On 19 December 2010, it played host to the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, it hosted the 2016 and 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. On 5 November 2011, it played host to UFC 138. Beyonce performed at the arena during two of her world tours. Lady Gaga concluded her Joanne World Tour at the arena on 1 February 2018. South Korean rapper, G- Dragon played at the arena on 23 September 2017 as part of his ACT III MOTTE tour; the Vamps have played the arena multiple times on the 8 and 9 May 2015, 25 and 26 March 2016, 19 May 2017 and 4 May 2018 amongst multi artist events such as Hello World and Free Radio Live. Six time Grammy award winning artist Christina Aguilera will be performing during her European Tour on the 14th November 2019. Parent company The NEC Group owns and operates the Arena Birmingham and ICC Birmingham, both in central Birmingham, the National Exhibition Centre.
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Disco in Dream
Disco in Dream is the debut concert tour by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. Although headlined by Minogue, the tour was an ensemble show alongside fellow Stock Aitken Waterman acts Sinitta and Dead Or Alive and supported her first two studio albums and Enjoy Yourself; the tour took place in Asia travelling to Europe re-titled as'The Coca-Cola Hitman Roadshow' with a different line up of PWL and Stock Aitken Waterman artists such as Big Fun and Sonia. The shows were free to "thank British fans for their support" and targeted towards fans under the age of 18, it is that during the Disco in Dream tour, the relationship between Kylie and INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence began. Michael owned an apartment in Hong Kong and, following previous flirtations at industry events Michael managed to seduce the singer. Kylie ended her relationship with Jason Donovan soon afterwards. "The Loco-Motion" "Got to Be Certain" "Tears on My Pillow" "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" "Made in Heaven" "Hand on Your Heart" "Wouldn't Change a Thing" "I Should Be So Lucky" Kylie Minogue – executive producer Michael Baumohl – producer, director Roger Yader – producer, director Terry Blamey – co-producer Venol John – choreography Carol Minogue – costumes "1989 Disco in Dream" Kylie Minogue notable Tours-Part 2
Kylie Ann Minogue known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom, making it one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever. Since Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. Minogue has been recognised with several honorific nicknames, most notably the "Princess of Pop." She is recognised as the highest-selling Australian artist of all time by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Born and raised in Melbourne, Minogue has worked and lived in the United Kingdom since the 1990s, she released her first studio album Kylie the next year. In 1992, she left PWL and signed with Deconstruction Records where she released her self-titled studio album and Impossible Princess, both of which received positive reviews from critics.
Returning to more mainstream dance-oriented music, Minogue signed to Parlophone and released Light Years. The followup, was a hit in many countries, including the United States; the lead single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" became one of the most successful singles of the 2000s, selling over ten million units. It is recognised as her "signature song" and was named "the catchiest song ever" by Yahoo! Music. Other successful singles by Minogue include "I Should Be So Lucky", "The Loco-Motion", "Especially for You", "Hand on Your Heart", "Better the Devil You Know", "Confide in Me", "Spinning Around", "Love at First Sight", "Slow", "2 Hearts" and "All the Lovers". In 2005, while Minogue was on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment, she resumed the tour under the title Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, which critics viewed as a "triumph". Minogue made her film debut in The Delinquents and portrayed Cammy in Street Fighter. Minogue has appeared in the films Moulin Rouge!, Jack & Diane, Holy Motors.
In 2014, she appeared as a judge on the third series of The Voice Australia. Her other ventures include children's books and fashion; as of 2015, Minogue has had worldwide record sales of more than 80 million. She has mounted several successful and critically acclaimed concert world tours and received a Mo Award for "Australian Entertainer of the Year" for her live performances. Minogue was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 New Year Honours for services to Music, she was appointed by the French government as a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. Minogue was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science degree by Anglia Ruskin University for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer. In November 2011, on the 25th anniversary of the ARIA Music Awards, she was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In December 2016, Billboard ranked her as the 18th most successful dance artist of all-time.
Minogue signed a new global recording contract with BMG Rights Management in early 2017. Her latest album Golden was released on 6 April 2018, debuting at No. 1 in the Australia. Kylie was born to Ronald Charles Minogue and Carol Ann Jones in Melbourne, Australia, on 28 May 1968, her father is a fifth generation Australian, has Irish ancestry, while her mother came from Maesteg, Wales. Jones had lived in Wales until age ten when her mother and father and Denis Jones, decided to move to Australia for a better life. Just before Kylie's birth, Ron qualified as an accountant and worked through several jobs while Carol worked as a professional dancer. Kylie's younger brother, Brendan, is a news cameraman in Australia, while her younger sister Dannii Minogue is a singer and television host; the Minogue family moved around various suburbs in Melbourne to sustain their living expenses, which Kylie found unsettling as a child. After the birth of Dannii, the family moved to South Oakleigh; because money was tight, Ron worked as an accountant at a family-owned car company and Carol worked as a tea lady at a local hospital.
After moving to Surrey Hills, Minogue attended Studfield Primary School before attending Camberwell Primary School. She went on to Camberwell High School. During her schooling years, Minogue found it difficult to make friends, she got her HSC with subjects including English. Minogue described herself as being of "average intelligence" and "quite modest" during her high school years. From the age of 11, Kylie appeared in small roles in soap operas including The Sullivans and Skyways. In 1985, she was cast in one of the lead roles in The Henderson Kids. Minogue took time off school to film The Henderson Kids and while Carol was not impressed, Minogue felt that she needed the independence to make it into the entertainment industry. During filming, co-star Nadine Garner labelled Minogue "fragile" after producers yelled at her for forgetting her lines. Minogue was dropped from the second season of the show after producer Alan Hardy felt the need for her character to be "written off". In retrospect, Hardy stated that removing her from the showing "turned out to be the best thing for her".
Interested in following a career in music, Minogue made a demo tape for the producers of weekly music programme Young Talent Time, which featured Dannii as a regular performer
"The Loco-Motion" is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. "The Loco-Motion" was written for Dee Dee Sharp, but Sharp turned the song down. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times, each time in a different decade: in 1962 by the American pop singer Little Eva; the song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre: much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself performed as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance. "The Loco-Motion" was the second song to reach No. 1 by two different musical acts in America. The earlier song to do this was "Go Away Little Girl" written by Goffin and King, it is one of only nine songs to achieve this feat. King and Goffin wrote "The Loco-Motion" in hopes to have it recorded by Dee Dee Sharp, who had a smash hit with "Mashed Potato Time". Sharp passed on the song leaving the opportunity open for Eva Boyd. Boyd's version was released, her name was changed to Little Eva. Boyd was Carole King's babysitter, having been introduced to King and King's husband Gerry Goffin by The Cookies, a local girl group who would record for the songwriters.
"The Loco-Motion" was the first release by the new Dimension Records company, whose releases were penned and produced by Goffin and King. There are two common versions of the song in circulation: one includes handclaps during the verses. King performed the backup vocals in the recording. In the United States, "The Loco-Motion" was the sixth most successful single of 1962, according to Billboard, it was the third most successful single of 1962 in South Africa. In March 1965, Little Eva sang the song on the ABC-TV series Shindig!, this is the only known video of her singing this song. A cover version of the song was recorded by British girl group The Vernons Girls and scored the chart the same week as the Little Eva version; the Vernons Girls' version stalled at No. 47 in the UK, while the Little Eva version reached No. 2 on the UK charts. It re-entered the chart some 10 years and became a top 10 again, peaking at No. 11. The Little Eva version of the song was featured in the David Lynch film Inland Empire.
"The Loco-Motion" is ranked No. 359 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The believed story of how the song "The Loco-Motion" came to be is that Carole King was playing music at home and Eva Boyd was doing some chores and started dancing to it. However, this is not true. Eva Boyd was introduced to Goffin and King and they realized she had a good singing voice, so they had her record "The Loco-Motion". Carole King stated this during an interview on National Public Radio; as the song came before the dance, there was no dance when the song was written. When the song became a smash hit, Eva Boyd ended up having to create a dance to go along with the song. Carole King stated this in her "One to One" concert video. In live performances of the song, Little Eva can be seen doing her version of the dance. Another bit of the conventional lore is that she had received only $50 for "The Loco-Motion". However, although she never owned the rights to her recordings, it seems $50 was her weekly salary during the years she was making records.
In 1971, she moved to South Carolina and lived in obscurity on menial jobs and welfare until being rediscovered in 1987. She died of cervical cancer in 2003. Top-40 DJ Dan Ingram has been quoted as saying that he believes the original "The Loco-Motion" was recorded by Carole King herself. Producer Pete Waterman has stated he believes it is King singing on the recording. King can be heard among the backing singers on the Little Eva recording. In 1962, the French singer Sylvie Vartan recorded a cover of "The Loco-Motion" in French, called "Le Loco-motion". Vartan's version remained there for one week. 7" EP "Le Loco-motion / Aussi loin que j'irai / Oui c'est lui / Comme l'été dernier" RCA Victor 76.593, 86.593 A1. "Le Loco-motion" A2. "Oui c'est lui" B1. "Comme l'été dernier" B2. "Aussi loin que j'irai" American rock band Grand Funk Railroad recorded a cover version of the song in 1974, produced by Todd Rundgren. The decision to play the song came about after guitarist Mark Farner was heard whistling the song in the studio.
The Grand Funk version of the song featured guitars, several layers of harmony, heavy drums. Some radio stations replaced the guitar instrumental section with the repeat of the bridge instead, because the disc jockeys believed the static guitar solo was too experimental hard rock for airplay on commercial radio stations. During the 2000s, this version of the song was featured in advertisements for the Japanese technology and communications company SoftBank, featuring the pop group SMAP. SMAP used the song on their television variety show SMAP×SMAP for a music video, singing along to the original Grand Funk recording rather than covering it; the song is available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3. "The Loco-Motion" appeared on Grand Funk Railroad's album Shinin' On and was released as a single in late winter 1974 peaking at No. 1 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks in May 1974, it reached number 5 in Australia, peaked at number 1 in Canada, and
Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located within Melbourne Park, in Melbourne, Australia. The arena is the main venue for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis of the calendar year. Replacing the aging Kooyong Stadium, construction on the arena began in 1985 and was completed in 1987 at a cost of AU$94 million, it opened on 11 January 1988 for the 1988 Australian Open. Known in 1988 as the National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park, the arena has changed its name twice. First in 1996, when it was known as the Centre Court, again on 16 January 2000 to honour Rod Laver, a three-time winner of the Australian Open and one of the world's greatest tennis players. Rod Laver Arena has a seating capacity of 14,820, with a capacity of 15,400 for sports such as basketball, when extra seats are added around the court, up to 16,200 for concerts with floor seating; the arena attracts over 1.5 million visitors per year. The arena was the first in Australia to have a retractable roof venue, it is the largest indoor arena in Australia without a permanent roof.
It is the second largest indoor arena in Australia behind the 21,032 capacity Sydney Super Dome. The arena's retractable roof allows competitors to continue play during extreme heat. Rod Laver Arena is equipped with the Hawk-Eye electronic system which allows tennis players to challenge the umpire's decision on calls made throughout championships. Rod Laver Arena is the centrepiece of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park, besides tennis, the arena has hosted basketball, motorbike super-crosses, music concerts, World Wrestling Entertainment events and ballet. Other than for tennis, during sporting events or concerts, a section of the southern the lower seating bowl is retracted to allow space for a stage or special floor level seating. Rod Laver Arena acts as the centre court for the Australian Open tennis championships every year; the player after whom the arena is named, Rod Laver, is a frequent guest of honour at the Championships and has presented the trophy to the men's singles champion on several occasions.
Rod Laver Arena was the scene for Australia's famous Davis Cup victories in 2003. The arena hosted the semi-final and Final, at which Australia was successful in recording their 28th Davis Cup title. Aside from tennis, the sport most held at Rod Laver Arena in the past was basketball; the arena's first basketball game was in 1991 when the Australian Boomers played host to a touring All-Star team headlined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with over 15,000 in attendance. On 3 April 1992, the arena became the home of Melbourne basketball when the Melbourne Tigers defeated the Canberra Cannons 112-104; the venue was criticised in its early days as a basketball venue due to the poor quality of the backboards and rings used. However, these concerns were addressed and the arena became known as one of the best in the country with anywhere near a full house in attendance; the arena was home to the South East Melbourne Magic with both teams attracting some of the largest crowds in the history of the NBL. Rod Laver Arena was the site of the first "outdoor" pro basketball game in Australia when the Magic hosted the Adelaide 36ers on 31 December 1997 with the roof open.
The largest basketball crowd at Rod Laver Arena was set in 1996 when 15,366 attended a local derby game between the Magic and Tigers. This remains the second largest basketball attendance in Australia behind the 17,803 who attended an NBL game between the Sydney Kings and West Sydney Razorbacks at the Sydney Super Dome in 1999. Game two of the 1996 NBL Grand Final series between the Magic and Tigers, saw the NBL's largest single game Grand Final crowd when 15,064 watched the Magic defeat the Tigers 88-84.1992 saw the first time two teams from the one city had reached the NBL Grand Final series when the Magic faced fellow Melbourne Park tenants the Tigers. With all games being played at the leagues largest venue a record aggregate of 43,605 fans saw the Magic win their first championship two games to one, coming back to win games two and three 115-93 and 95-88 after losing game one 98-116. In all, Rod Laver Arena hosted 287 NBL games including NBL Championship deciders in 1992, 1996, 1997 and 1999, played host to its last game in April 2000 before Hisense Arena opened in 2000 and became the new home of basketball in Melbourne.
The arena hosted the Australian Boomers on numerous occasions, including playing against the Magic Johnson All-Stars in 1995, as well as hosting the 1997 FIBA Under-22 World Championship, which Australia won for the first time. The arena played host to the 1993 NBL All-Star Game with the NBL Stars defeating the Boomers 124–119. On 15 August 2015, Rod Laver Arena played host to the opening game of the 2015 FIBA Men's Oceania Basketball Championship between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks. In front of 15,062 fans Australia ran out 71–59 winners. Rod Laver Arena was the centrepiece of the 12th FINA World Aquatics Championships, which were held from 17 March-1 April 2007. A temporary swimming pool, named the Susie O'Neill Pool after Australian swimming champion Susie O'Neill, was built at significant cost. Rod Laver was the host venue for the gymnastics competition at the 2006 Commonwealth Games; the venue has hosted professional wrestling events such as the WWE, World Championship Wrestling event in October 2000, World Wrestling All-Stars and World Cup skateboarding.
In July 2012, the venue hosted its first netball matc
I Should Be So Lucky
"I Should Be So Lucky" is a 1987 song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie. Released on 29 December 1987 by Mushroom Records and PWL Records, the song became a worldwide breakthrough hit; the song was well received by music critics. The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman for Minogue, they went on to produce Minogue's first four studio albums. "I Should Be So Lucky" was an international hit, reaching number one in several countries including Australia, United Kingdom and Germany, as well as making the US Billboard Hot 100 top 30. After the success of her debut single "Locomotion" in Australia, Minogue traveled to London to work with Stock Aitken Waterman, a successful British writing and production team, they had forgotten that she was arriving. Mike Stock wrote the lyrics for the song in response to what he had learned about Minogue prior to her arrival, he believed that although she was a successful soap star in Australia and talented, there must be something wrong with her and figured that she must be unlucky in love.
Minogue recorded the song in less than an hour, which Stock attributes to her good ear for music and her quick memorization skills. After Minogue finished the recording session she returned home to Australia to continue work on the soap opera, Neighbours."I Should Be So Lucky" is a pop, dance-pop, Hi-NRG song which features elements of bubblegum pop and new wave music. According to the music sheet on MusicNotes.com, published by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is set in the key of C major. Minogue's vocals span from D4 to C5; the song is set in common time and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute. Instrumentation of the song features synthesizers and guitars. According to PopMatters, the song features "numerous orchestra hits to the uncomfortably thin sounding drum machine." Waterman has said. Stock told The Guardian: "Anyone is easy should try to play it. It's in four keys, all of them awkward, you can't strum it unless you're a good musician.""I Should Be So Lucky" received positive to mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who thought that the song was an instant highlight and good song within the 80's, while some dismissed the lyrical content.
Despite this, the song received commercial attention around the world, where the song peaked in the top ten in many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Dance charts in the U. S; the song was known to many in the late 1980s and early 1990s as one of Minogue's signature songs, which many critics entering the song on their best track or worst track list. And additionally, in 2011, "I Should Be So Lucky" was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry."I Should Be So Lucky" appeared on six of Kylie's hit compilations including Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits 1987–1999, Greatest Hits 87–97, Ultimate Kylie, her compilation The Best of Kylie Minogue and The Abbey Road Sessions. "I Should Be So Lucky" garnered positive reviews from some music critics. Nick Levine, from Digital Spy, called it "standout track". Chris True from AllMusic had reviewed the album, highlighted the song as an album standout, but as a separate rating, they gave the single three stars out of five.
In the review of The Best of Kylie Minogue, Tim Sendra highlighted it as an album standout. Hunter Felt from PopMatters gave it a positive review, stating "something about Kylie’s innocent yet forceful vocals and the sheer catchiness of the song itself So the song became a beloved secret, I never bothered to try to tune my friends in on "I Could Be So Lucky", or, crazier yet, proclaim that this "has-been" would be a critical and commercial darling in a few years time." However, he did say the song was cliché. However, Mark Edwards from Stylus Magazine gave it a scathing remark by saying "Listening to the first tracks on Ultimate Kylie, you want to skip straight through, because early songs like "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Locomotion" are unlistenable—horribly naff, squeaky songs" and criticized Stock and Waterman songs they produced in the 80's by stating " transport the listener back to a time when every single in the UK charts was either written by Stock and Waterman or sung by an Aussie soap star, or both."
OK! called the song a "classic". The song won the Highest Selling Single award at the 3rd annual ARIA Awards. "I Should Be So Lucky" was released in the UK on 29 December 1987, in Australia on 1 February 1988. It was a commercial success, reaching atop the Australian Kent Music Report chart for six consecutives weeks, became her second number-one single, following Locomotion; the single was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association and ranked at number five on the Year-end chart for 1988. In New Zealand, the song entered at No. 15 on New Zealand Top 40 and peaked at No. 3 on 27 March 1988, spending twelve weeks on the chart. In United Kingdom, "I Should Be So Lucky" was released on 29 December 1987; the song entered at No. 90 on the UK Singles Chart, climbing to No. 54 the following week and three weeks it was No. 1 and remained at the top position for five weeks. It spent seventeen weeks on the chart, it was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for the shipment of 600,000 copies.
The song was one of the best-selling singles of 1988
Tears on My Pillow
"Tears on My Pillow" is a doo-wop song written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis in 1958. The composition was first recorded by Little Anthony and the Imperials on End Records and was that group's debut recording under that name; the music was arranged by the great arranger Belford "Sinky" Hendricks who arranged "Two People in the World", "Hurts So Bad", "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop". Their original recording of the song became a Billboard Top 10 Pop smash, peaking at #4, was The Imperials' first million-seller, it was a two-sided hit, with its flip side, "Two People in the World," becoming a major hit. Although it remains one of the Imperials' signature songs, "Tears on My Pillow" has been extensively covered, including a No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart version by Kylie Minogue in January 1990. Early copies of the single were credited to "The Imperials," a group, known as "The Duponts" and "The Chesters." Brooklyn, New York deejay Alan Freed gave the group's lead singer, Anthony Gourdine, top billing while introducing the single over the air and the moniker of "Little Anthony and the Imperials" stuck.
"Tears on My Pillow" was a #4 hit single in the United States. Selling over a million copies, "Tears on My Pillow" was the most successful single of the Imperials' doo wop period, its success would be matched only by the Imperials' 1964 single "Goin' Out of My Head." The Imperials performed the song on numerous TV programs, including The Dick Clark Show and on the PBS Oldies special, Rock and Doo-Wop in 1958 and 2002 respectively. They performed the tune on the American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special. One of the earliest covers was by The McGuire Sisters in 1961, reaching #12 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Johnny Tillotson covered the song in 1969, reaching #119 U. S. Billboard, #98 Cash Box and #94 in Canada. A cover of "Tears on My Pillow" by Sha Na Na was featured on the soundtrack to Grease, they played it on their 1973 concert "Musikladen", in 1972 and in 1973 concerts in San Francisco and in their TV show. In 1986, New Edition released a Motown-covers album Under the Blue Moon that included a cover of "Tears on My Pillow."
In the New Edition version, Little Anthony Gourdine. S Club 8 did a cover version as a B-Track on Sundown. Clem Snide recorded a cover for the Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack."Tears on My Pillow" has been covered by Timi Yuro, Chuck Jackson, Bobby Vee, Lou Christie and the Vandellas, Bobby Vinton, Neil Sedaka, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Derrick Morgan with Lyn Tait & The Jets, Neils Children, Frankie Lymon, The Fleetwoods and Aaron Neville. "Tears on My Pillow" is referenced by Dean Friedman in his 1977 hit song "Ariel." It is included in the lyrics, "I met a young girl, she sang mighty fine,'Tears on My Pillow' and'Ave Maria'." The song was used in the season one seventh episode of Sliders entitled "The Weaker Sex," which aired as episode six. The character Rembrandt Brown sings the song on the street in an effort to raise money for a motel room. Released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue as the final single from her second studio album, Enjoy Yourself, it was released in February 1990 on January 8, 1990 in Europe.
Minogue's cover was included on the soundtrack of the film The Delinquents, which she starred in. The song was the #1 single on the UK Singles Chart for one week in January 1990, reached #35 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart; the music video shows Kylie in a black dress with a Brigitte Bardot hairstyle singing the song. The video is inter-cut with clips from the 1989 film The Delinquents. Minogue performed the song on the following concert tours: Disco in Dream/The Hitman Roadshow Enjoy Yourself Tour Rhythm of Love Tour Let's Get to It Tour Anti Tour Kylie Summer 2015 Tour The song was performed on: The Kylie Show 2007 TV special These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Tears on My Pillow". CD single "Tears on My Pillow" - 2:33 "We Know the Meaning of Love" - 5:50 "Tears on My Pillow" - 4:147" vinyl single "Tears on My Pillow" - 2:28 "We Know the Meaning of Love" - 3:2512" vinyl single "Tears on My Pillow" - 4:14 "We Know the Meaning of Love" - 5:50US & Canadian cassette "Tears on My Pillow" - 2:33 "Nothing to Lose" - 3:20 List of number-one singles from the 1990s Template:Famousfix/Music/Belford Hendricks/Songs Music Arranger