Your Disco Needs You
"Your Disco Needs You" is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, taken from her seventh studio album Light Years. The song was written by Minogue, Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams and produced by Chambers and Steve Power. Lyrically, "Your Disco Needs You" talks about the power of disco music; the song peaked inside the top forty in Australia and Germany. Hugely popular as an album track, it was never released as a single in the United Kingdom, but charted at #152 on the basis of import sales. Minogue has performed the song on most of her 2000 and onward tours, including On a Night Like This Tour, Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, KylieX2008, For You, For Me Tour, Kiss Me Once Tour, most on her Kylie Summer 2015 Tour; the lack of a single release for the track in the United Kingdom caused controversy among fans there and sparked protests outside her UK record company lobbying for this to happen. When considering the fourth single to be released from Light Years, Minogue's record label chose the Latin sounding "Please Stay" instead of "Your Disco Needs You", due to the song's campness and to avoid Minogue being further stereotyped.
Although remixers "Almighty" had remixed the song and this version appeared on the UK CD Single of her single "On a Night Like This". According to Harald Peters from German newspaper Berliner Zeitung, in the song "she gives a fiery speech. Assuming that the pleasure of dancing in the sense of the French Revolution represents freedom and fraternity, she urges the listeners in French:'You are never alone! / You know what to do! / Do not abandon your people / Your disco needs you!'". Heather Phares from AllMusic described the "German Almighty Radio Edit" song as a "Four-on-the-floor beat" and said that "Your Disco Needs You" was a good "dance-oriented song". NME had compared the song to Pet Shop Boys song "Go West". "Your Disco Needs You" received critical acclaim from most music critics. Heather Phares from AllMusic gave the song a separate review, while giving it three out of five stars, she said ""Your Disco Needs You"'s glittery charm as well as a fun hidden song that's arguably more enjoyable than the title track."
For the album review of Light Years, Chris True had highlighted the song as an album standout. He said ""Your Disco Needs You" is one of the best dance songs of the'90s. Arguably one of the best disco records since the'70s." Nick Levine from Digital Spy said "'Your Disco Needs You' doesn't put a smile on your face you need a new shrink " A compilation review entitled Rainbow Love Boat, reviewed by Allmusic had said that "Your Disco Needs You" was "genuinely fun, exciting songs that may not be lyrical triumphs, but that fact is of little importance in the genre." "Your Disco Needs You" had only limited success, due to an only-release in Germany and limited release in Australia, however for just a one country release, the single was successful in Europe. The song debuted at number twenty on the Australian ARIA singles chart, becoming the second highest debut of the week, but descended to number forty-five the next week; the accompanying original music video was filmed in 2000 in Los Angeles and does not feature on any of Minogue's video graphical DVDs.
A bone-fide anthem the video pays homage to the discothèques of the 1970s, featuring an array of Kylie clones inviting the viewer to dance whilst doing the goosestep. Throughout the video Minogue wears a variety of different wigs/outfits such as an Uncle Sam stars and stripes American inspired outfit matched with a black leather cane/whip, she wears a black and white striped dress with a black leather bondage cap. The video is set to the Casino Club Remix. An alternative video was filmed and released to the Germany market; the alternative video features newly recorded clips of Minogue against a back drop of balloons, gold streamers and a podium whilst sporting a black and gold Your Disco Needs You T-shirt which she wore on the CD single's front cover. The alternative version was filmed due to Minogues dissatisfaction with elements of the original video; this alternate version is regarded as worse than the original version and has since been pulled from air in Germany. In 2007, the song was covered by Tru Calling which lead singer Chris Tolley took most of the vocals throughout, was set for release in 2008, though the track failed to materialise.
This was said to be due to legal reasons when a former management of Kylie's contacted Tru Calling advising them that covering this song could get them into legal dispute. Russian-Bulgarian singer Philipp Kirkorov used the music for his song "Моя песня", but with different lyrics. In 2008 the Randy Jones cover was released on his album Ticket to the World. Germany CD single 1 "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Password" Germany CD single 2 "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Please Stay" Australia CD single "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Your Disco Needs You" "Password" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Confide in Me
"Confide in Me" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, taken from her fifth, self-titled studio album. It was released as the album's lead single on 29 August 1994, by Deconstruction and Mushroom Records; the track was written by Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman, Owain Barton, whilst production was handled by British trio Brothers in Rhythm. It was recorded in London, United Kingdom at DMC and Sarm West Studios during 1994. Musically, it is a pop song that incorporates elements of indie music, trip hop, Middle Eastern instrumentation such as strings and percussion, whilst the lyrical content talks about Minogue's earnest of seduction and manipulating people to confide into her. Upon its release, "Confide in Me" received critical acclaim from music critics. Several critics selected the track as a standout from many of her records and compilation, whilst individual reviews commended Minogue's vocals, the production and influence of Middle Eastern elements; the track received nominations at some award ceremonies, along with being listed on critic's year-end lists.
Commercially, the track experienced success in regions like Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. It became Minogue's only charting single in the US during the 1990s period, having peaked at 39 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. An accompanying music video was directed by Paul Boyd in Los Angeles, California during July 1994; the song has been performed on several of Minogue's concerts, most on her 2018–19 Golden Tour. "Confide in Me" has been noted by critics and publications as one of the most iconic and innovative singles from the 1990s era, Minogue's singles history, has been recognised by authors as an important period of Minogue's career and musical "re-inventions". Alongside this, it has been sampled and covered by musicians, used in several media. After Minogue's final single release, her cover version of the Kool and the Gang's track "Celebration" with the record label PWL, she left them and signed a contract to United Kingdom dance label Deconstruction Records in 1993.
During the time of her final singles with PWl, she felt that her producers, the British trio Stock and Waterman were treating her "very much a puppet in the beginning. I was blinkered by my record company. I was unable to look left or right". "Confide in Me" was written by Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman, Owain Barton, whilst production was handled by British trio Brothers in Rhythm, whom the former two writers are members of. According to British author Sean Smith, who wrote a biography detailing Minogue's career, Brothers in Rhythm had developed a demo version of the song in just under an hour, Minogue has been travelling to her Chelsea, London home. Minogue was contacted by the members of Brothers in Rhythm to record the track, so she went to their homebase to record the track in one take. Seaman was surprised with the development process, stating to Smith. Anderson was impressed with the demo. However, some additional vocals by Minogue were recorded at DMC and Sarm West Studios in London, United Kingdom, was mixed in the same locations by Niall Flynn and Paul West.
Brothers in Rhythm were "well aware" of a crossover dynamic between pop and dance music at the time, nothing that Minogue's vocals and "willingness to experiment with music" made them able to "push the envelope" further. Brothers in Rhythm composed the track, is a pop song that incorporates elements of indie music, dance-pop, Middle Eastern instrumentation such as strings and percussion; the opening part of the track, which lasts 50 seconds, were from the original demo of the track, features an orchestral arrangement from musician Will Malone and a piano section by Anderson, performed using a Bösendorfer. The opening section features a violin solo by Gavyn Wright, where Anderson and Wright commented that the inclusion was an "improvisation" to further help the record's sound. During the song's opening and bridge section, a gated digeridoo is played by Anderson. According to Jason Lipshutz, writing for the American magazine Billboard, "'Confide In Me' continued Minogue on her path away from simplistic pop atop a swath of strings and Middle Eastern influences.
The deadpanned bridge -- "Stick or twist, the choice is yours/Hit or miss, what's mine is yours"—is delivered in a murmur that yearns for a Serious Artiste label". Jude Rogers from The Guardian gave it a similar review, "before it pivots off the hook of an early-80s cult classic", she noted that the track samples from the 1974 Jimmy Smith jazz cover of Barry White's I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby." Nick Levine from Digital Spy labelled it "Middle Eastern pop", with elements of "string-swathed dance-pop". Larry Flick labelled the sound as "atmosphere", believed it was influenced by downtempo music. Lyrically, the content talks about Minogue's earnest of seduction and manipulating people to confide into her; the message in the lyrics is that it is she who manipulates the situation between her and someone by saying "I can keep a secret/and throw away the key". It explains that, in the bridge part where she sings "Stick or twist/The
"Cowboy Style" is a song recorded by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, for her sixth studio album Impossible Princess. The song was released as the final single on 5 October 1998 through Mushroom. Minogue co-wrote the track with Dave Seaman while Brothers in Rhythm produced it. Backed by guitars and drum instruments, "Cowboy Style" is a Celtic pop track in which Minogue sings about her relationship with Stephane Sednaoui. Critical response to "Cowboy Style" was positive. Released in Australia and New Zealand, the song charted at number thirty-nine on the Australian Singles Chart. Minogue promoted "Cowboy Style" by performing it on her Intimate and Live Tour from June to August 1998. One of the live performances, directed by Michael Williams, was used as the music video, she performed it on her Fever Tour and Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour. The song was included in the track list of Minogue's compilation albums Confide in Me and Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie. "Cowboy Style" was written by Minogue, Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, was one of the first songs composed for the album.
Minogue wrote the song prior to being in a relationship with French photographer Stephane Sednaoui with different lyrical context, but it was completed while she was dating. Of the song, Minogue said "the way you start a new relationship with someone, they can bring out so many emotions within you and makes you question yourself a bit more." The title "Cowboy Style" comes from when she first met Sednaoui in person, where she recalled him looking "unusual" and felt like he was "the new cowboy coming into town". Following the weak commercial performance of her previous single "Breathe", Minogue left Deconstruction Records. While performing on her Intimate and Live concert tour in Australia, Minogue confirmed that she would release "Cowboy Style" as the fourth single in Australia and New Zealand by Mushroom Records; the single's artwork was shot during the Intimate and Live tour by Simon Emmert, which featured Minogue with a leather bra and a cowboy hat on. Idolator listed the artwork as one of "Kylie's Best Single Covers", saying "Leather bra and a cowboy hat.
Enough said." An unedited shot of the cover was featured in her Kylie photo album book, released in August 1999. "Cowboy Style" was recorded at Real World Studios, Sarm West and DMC Studios in London and was mixed by Alan Bremner at Real World. Instrumentally, Greg Bones and Anderson played the guitar, Johnnie Hardie played the fiddle, all other instrumentals played by Anderson. "Cowboy Style" is a Celtic pop song that lasts a duration of forty-four seconds. Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine commented that "Cowboy Style features a tribal percussion break and a string quartet that sounds more Celtic than country." Online music critic Adrian Denning compared the song to the work of Icelandic recording artist and songwriter Björk. Nick Levine from Digital Spy said "Oh, in'Cowboy Style', it has a track that manages to sound a little bit Celtic and a little bit Middle Eastern. Pete Waterman must have wept." "Cowboy Style" received favorable reviews from music critics. Chris True from Allmusic highlighted the song.
Michael R. Smith from The Daily Vault compared the song in retrospect to American singer Madonna's song "Don't Tell Me", writing. It's the one track that left me wanting more of the same - extended remixes, at the least." A reviewer from Who Magazine was positive towards the track, stating "An Eastern feel under a free-flowing melody. Classic poppy Kyles." C. Adams from Herald Sun commended the track by saying "Cowboy Style manages to border from country music and remain cool." Gary James from Entertainment Focus praised all her written tracks and selected "Say Hey", "Too Far", "Cowboy Style" and "Limbo" for her being able to portray an "sense of claustrophobia and uncertainty."John Mangan from The Age was positive in his review, saying the song is a "funky hoe-down sound". A reviewer from the publication The Backlot listed the song at number eleven on their "Kylie Minogue's Best Songs, In Honor of Her Birthday" and said "This stylistic mishmash is a hard-driving, sexualized quest for freedom.
How do you deal with the fact that Kylie sings, "I am frightened, I'm aroused, I'm enlightened to the now' and sells it?" Online critic Adrian Denning from his website Adriandenning.co.uk said "Too Far flows well into the impressive, eastern flavored Cowboy Style. Either one of these two songs would have made better singles than the ones chosen, by the way." Sputnikmusic highlighted the track as an album stand out, commenting "Cowboy Style a funky western jam that might get country fans to do a line dance, this is the mother to Madonna's "Don't Tell Me". Kylie's creativity to mix her style with a genre that can be a put off to the masses is a surprise and one of the albums highlights." "Cowboy Style" entered at thirty-nine on 18 October 1998. It is the lowest charting single from the Impossible Princess album; the music video for "Cowboy Style" was directed by Michael Williams and taped at a sound check at one of the Intimate and Live shows in June 1998. The music video was dubbed with the radio edit, it was featured on the CD single.
The music video was released on the DVD version of Greatest Hits 87–99 in June 2003. Minogue performed "Cowboy Style" on the Australian morning TV series. Minogue included the song on
Can't Get You Out of My Head
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album, titled Fever, which she released in 2001. The song was released in Australia by Parlophone as the lead single from the album on 8 September 2001, it was released on 17 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single was released on 18 February 2002. Jointly written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a midtempo dance song which combines the genres of synth-pop and nu-disco, which lyrically details its narrator's obsession towards her lover; the song is famous for its "la la la" hook. In addition to acclaim from music critics, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" found commercial success on a large scale, it peaked at number one on the charts of Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, every other European country excluding Finland. It topped the charts of Minogue's native Australia as well as New Zealand. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Minogue's biggest hit in the region since "The Loco-Motion".
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number one in 40 countries across the globe. It was certified triple-platinum in Australia, double-platinum in the United Kingdom, gold in the United States, it became Minogue's first single to sell in excess of one million copies in the United Kingdom, where it stands as the 28th best-selling single of the millennium. As of 2013, the song was Minogue's highest selling single and one of the best-selling singles of all time, with worldwide sales exceeding five million; the accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dawn Shadforth, featured Minogue performing various dance routines in different futuristic backdrops. It became notable; the song has been performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours as of 2017, with the exception of the Anti Tour. Following its release, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" ranked on a number of decade-end lists compiled by magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NME, it is considered to be Minogue's strongest commercial breakthrough in the United States and is said to have been the reason behind the success of its parent album Fever in the region.
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" is recognized as Minogue's signature song and was a defining point in her musical career. In 2012, the song was re-recorded for inclusion in Minogue's orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. In 2000, Minogue signed to the Parlophone Records label and released her seventh studio album, Light Years; the disco and Europop inspired album was a critical and commercial success, was certified four times-platinum in Minogue's native country Australia for shipment of 280,000 units, platinum in the United Kingdom for shipment of 300,000 units. "Spinning Around" was released as the lead single from the album, it was a commercial success, attaining a platinum certification in Australia for shipment of 70,000 units, a silver certification in the United Kingdom for shipment of 200,000 units. She promoted the album by embarking on the On a Night Like This tour. Minogue premiered "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by performing it during the tour, soon after, discussion regarding the song "quickly set online messageboards alight."
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" was chosen as the lead single from Minogue's eighth studio album, it was released on 8 September 2001 by Parlophone in Australia, while in the United Kingdom and other European countries it was released on 17 September. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was jointly written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis. Dennis and Davis had been brought together by British artist manager Simon Fuller, who wanted the duo to come up with a song for British pop group S Club 7; the song was recorded using Cubase music software. Davis began playing an acoustic guitar and ran a 125 beats per minute drum loop, on which Dennis, herself a singer who had enjoyed chart success in the United States, began singing the line "I just can't get you out of my head" in the key of D minor. After three and a half hours, the demo was recorded and the vocals were laid afterwards. Dennis called their recording setup for the song, "the most primitive set-up you could imagine! Different producers work in different ways.
But it's good to be reminded. A song is about melody and lyrics and being able to take something away in your memory, going to haunt you." She regarded their production as a "very natural and fluid process," saying: "We know how hard we work sometimes to write songs and spend months picking them to pieces, but this was the easiest process, the chemicals were all happy and working together."But after Fuller heard the demo, he felt it was wrong for S Club 7 and rejected it. Davis met with Minogue's A&R executive, Jamie Nelson. After hearing the demo cassette of the song, Nelson booked it for Minogue to record that year. Nelson was impressed by the "vibe" of the song and felt it would please the "danceheads." Although Davis was under the impression that the recording deal would be called off Minogue became enthusiastic to record the song after hearing 20 seconds of the demo. The whole song, including Minogue's vocals, were recorded at Davis's home studio in Surrey; the music, excluding the guitar part, was programmed using Korg Triton workstation via MIDI.
Dennis remarked: "Even though Kylie wasn't the first artist to be offered the song
Please Stay (Kylie Minogue song)
"Please Stay" is a song recorded by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue for her seventh studio album Light Years. The song was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, John Themis, was produced by Stannard and Gallagher; the song was released as the fourth single from Light Years on 11 December 2000, by Parlophone and Mushroom Records. "Please Stay" is a disco song with a strong Latin pop influence. The song received positive reviews from music critics. Commercially, the song attained moderate success, peaking at number 10 in the United Kingdom and number 15 in her native Australia, where it was certificated gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association, selling over 35,000 copies. An accompanying music video was shot for the single, directed by Alex Smith, it featured Minogue abandoning a bedroom to visit a group of partygoers in an underground room. The song has been performed live by Minogue on her KylieFever2002 and Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour. "Please Stay" was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher and John Themis, was produced by Stannard and Gallagher.
The song was chosen as the fourth single from the album "Light Years". "Please Stay" is a disco song. The single version of the song is a remix of the version found on the album, with a more sped-up tempo, a condensed running length of four seconds. Peter Robinson from NME praised the song for being a "breezy little number, much like Kylie herself." Dooyoo.co.uk gave it a positive review, writing, "With a slight drift from the camp disco,'Please Stay' indulges in a light, fast acoustic sound, backed up by a thumping beat and lauded by soothing, inviting vocals from Minogue...she draws you into it and makes you feel like you're strutting the romantic streets of Paris.""Please Stay" had moderate success worldwide. The song debuted at number fifteen on the Australian Singles Chart, but didn't receive much weeks on the charts, but managed to be certificated gold by the Australian Recording Industry of Australia; the song debuted at number sixty-nine on the Dutch Top 40, but fell out the next week at seventy-seven.
The song debuted at number forty-seven on the Swedish Singles Chart. The song had debuted at number ten on the UK Singles Chart, but did not go further, staying on the charts for seven weeks; as a result, the song didn't have as much success as the previous two singles. A music video was shot by Alex Smith; the clip opens with Minogue driving a car through the night, intercut with images of her lying on a round rotating bed whilst wearing a gold silk mini-dress with slashed sleeves. After the first chorus, Minogue gets up off the bed in order to pull on a candelabra, revealing the opening to a fireman's pole within the wall. Sliding down it, she comes out the other side into an underground room filled with partygoers, her gold dress changed into an identical red one. Minogue commences a dance routine with the partygoers involving a pool table, until the clip fades out over images of a pinball machine featuring the "Light Years" album cover. Minogue performed a medley of "Spinning Around" and "Please Stay" on the Royal Variety Performance, which aired on 17 December 2000 by BBC One.
She performed "Please Stay" on the KylieFever2002 tour, as part of the "In Your Eyes" medley which included the titular song and "Rhythm of the Night". It was included again on the setlist of her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour in 2005 as part of the What Kylie Wants, Kylie Gets section. Minogue was unable to complete the tour as she was diagnosed with early breast cancer and had to cancel the Australian leg of the tour; the performance of the song was included in the Showgirl video album. These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Please Stay". Album version Single version 7th District Radio Mix 7th District Club Flava Mix 7th District Club Flava Dub Hatiras Dreamy Vocal Mix Hatiras Dreamy Dub Metro Mix ^ "Please Stay". Please Stay 1. SloKylie. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 22 February 2006. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
On a Night Like This
"On a Night Like This" is a 2000 song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released on 11 September 2000 by Parlophone as the second single for her seventh studio album, Light Years, distributed in various formats; the track was written for Swedish singer Pandora by Steve Torch, Brian Rawling, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor, while production was handled by the latter two. Musically, "On a Night Like This" is a dance-pop song that incorporates elements of euro house, its lyrical content delves on experiencing unique experiences during the night. Upon its release, "On a Night Like This" received favourable reviews from music critics; some of them complimented the production and its dance sound, whilst some noted that it didn't stand out among other tracks from Light Years. Commercially, it experienced success in Australia and the United Kingdom, peaking at number one and number two, respectively. Elsewhere, it performed moderately and reached the top 40 in countries such as Sweden, Ireland and New Zealand.
An accompanying music video was shot by Douglas Avery, with its plot being inspired by the Martin Scorsese 1995 film Casino. The song has been performed with the exception of the Anti Tour. Since its release, it has been selected by contemporary critics as one of her most recognizable and career-defining tracks. "On a Night Like This" was re-distributed as an orchestral version for her 2012 compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. After leaving her label Deconstruction Records in 1999, Minogue signed a deal with British label Parlophone that same year and began recording her album Light Years; the following year, she released her comeback single, "Spinning Around", which garnered critical and commercial success in Australasia and Europe, led to her releasing a follow-up single from Light Years. "On a Night Like This" was written for Swedish recording artist Pandora by Steve Torch, Brian Rawling, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor, with production being handled by the latter two. Pandora recorded it for her 1999 album, No Regrets, but its composers believed the result to not gain as much success as they had hoped.
As a result, they handed the recording to Parlophone and suggested Minogue to record her vocals over the backing track, which she did. Greek recording artist Anna Vissi had obtained rights to record the track, her version appeared on her studio album Everything I Am; the first CD single released in Australia and New Zealand featured the original recording, three remixes of the song and the enhanced music video, whilst the second CD included the original mix of "On a Night Like This", one remix of the song, a remix of her single "Your Disco Needs You", the B-side track "Ocean Blue". The British and European physical editions had a similar track list, but omitted one remix from each format. A cardboard sleeve was issued only in France, including "On a Night Like This" and "Ocean Blue", whilst the Australian and New Zealand formats were re-released in Taiwan by EMI Music. Near the end of 2000, record label Dance Factory distributed the single as a 12" vinyl that included the original track list from the first Australian and New Zealand CD single, while two vinyl discs were released in the United Kingdom.
The final format was a cassette tape distributed in Europe. An accompanying cover sleeve was shot by Vincent Peters in Ibiza, features Minogue laying down on a marble surface in front of a sea front. According to Minogue, she believed it intertwined with the message of "sunshine, fun, glamour", a concept she wanted to experiment with on the parent album. British fashion designer and friend of Minogue William Baker felt the image was of a "mystical quality". Musically, "On a Night Like This" is a dance-pop song that incorporates elements of disco in its instrumentation, as described by Nick Levine from Digital Spy and radio station Pandora. Minogue recorded the track at Dreamhouse Studios in London, United Kingdom during early 2000, it was mixed by Mark Taylor and Graham Stack. A staff member of Pandora Radio commented the recording's instrumentation as consisting of string sections, acoustic guitars and synthesisers managed by Taylor and Stack. According to the sheet music published by Universal Music, the song is written in the key of C minor and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 130 beats per minute.
Minogue's vocals span from B♭3 to C5, whilst the recording has a sequence of Cm-B♭-Fm7-B♭-Cm-B♭-FM7-B♭-Cm-B♭/C-Fm7/C-B♭/C in the verses, Cm-B♭/C-A♭-B♭ in the chorus as its chord progression. Lyrically, "On a Night Like This" focuses on a person enjoying unique experiences on night time, but approaches themes of relationships and love. According to New Zealand Herald's Scott Kara, the composition is "a swirling, late night club pop tune." A reviewer from British tabloid NME compared the "disco" sound to the 2000 track "Groovejet" by Spiller, to the work of English recording artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Philip Matusavage, writing for MusicOMH, argued that the song included musical influences of Europop. "On a Night Like This" received favourable reviews from most music critics. Writing for Stylus Magazine, Mark Edwards said that the recording
Timebomb (Kylie Minogue song)
"Timebomb" is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released as a stand-alone single on 25 May 2012 by Parlophone, distributed in both physical and digital formats, it was released as part of Minogue's anniversary for her 25th year in the music industry. The track was written by Karen Poole, Matt Schwartz and Paul Harris, whilst production was handled by the latter two collaborators, it was scheduled to appear on her 2012 greatest hits album The Best of Kylie Minogue, but was included on her box set K25: Time Capsule that same year. Musically, "Timebomb" is a dance song that incorporates elements of synthpop and electro. Sonically compared to the work of American singer Britney Spears and British recording artist Jay Sean, the lyrical content focuses on having fun and dancing before hypothetically running out of time. Upon its release, "Timebomb" was universally praised from music critics. Majority of them commended the dance sound and production, whilst some critics selected it as an example of Minogue's best work.
Commercially, it performed moderately in most regions such as Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium and New Zealand. It managed to reach the top spot on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. An accompanying music video was directed by Christian Larson in London; the video was praised from music critics, who complimented Minogue's sex appeal and the video's visuals. To promote the single, Minogue performed the track during the semi-final of The Voice UK's first season, appeared on the setlist for Minogue's Kiss Me Once concert tour. Minogue announced her celebration of 25 years in the music industry by setting up a year-long commemoration titled K25. In early May 2012, Minogue set up a special website where her fans had to use Twitter and hashtag the work "KylieTimebomb" in order to unlock the track. "Timebomb" was released on 25 May 2012, three days before Minogue's 45th birthday. It was written by Karen Poole, Matt Schwartz and Paul Harris, whilst production was handled by the latter two collaborators.
After its announcement, it caused an online stir with Minogue's fan base after finding out that another track with the same title was written by American recording artist Michael Jackson, intended for her eighth studio album Fever. Minogue wanted "Timebomb" to appear on her 12th studio album Kiss Me Once, but Parlophone scrapped the idea."Timebomb" was released as a stand-alone single on 25 May 2012 by Parlophone, distributed in both physical and digital formats. The track was sent to radio stations in New Zealand on 29 May, whilst Minogue's American label Astralwerks released the track in the United States and Canada the following day. On 25 June, due to high demand by Minogue's fan base, Parlophone distributed a CD single that included the original recording, an extended version, an enhanced music video. On 13 July, Parlophone issued a digital remix EP that consisted five remixes of "Timebomb" and the extended edit. Parlophone distributed the remixes as a promotional CD single in both the United States and Greece, whilst the label distributed the original CD single to Japan that same day.
The track was intended to appear on Minogue's 2012 compilation album The Best of Kylie Minogue, but because EMI Music selected specific tracks by Minogue based on a fan base survey, the inclusion of the song was scrapped. Musically, "Timebomb" is a dance song, it was recorded at Destined Studios at West End London, United Kingdom by Matt Schwartz, who played the electric guitar. Alongside Schwartz, Paul Harris arranged the instrumentation of synthesizers and keyboards, served as the track programmer and mixing engineer. Karen Poole, who co-wrote the track, provided backing vocals. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing, the song is written in the key of G Major and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 128 beats per minute. Lyrically, the song focuses on dancing before hypothetically running out of time. However, Jude Rogers noted that the chorus lyrics "We're on a timebomb, we might not last long, so let's just do it right now," was a reference about sex.
St Asaph continued to analyse Minogue's vocals by describing them as "chopped", "quantizied", "slicked with syrup and backing vocals". Cameron Adams from Herald Sun described the track as "upbeat pop" that hinted a "dark and dirty electro feel." Cameron Matthews, writing for AOL Music, felt the composition showcased a "club-bumping beat". Digital Spy's Robert Copsey labelled the track as "disco-pop", whilst St Asaph described the tempo as "energetic". Staff members at American mu