Hand on Your Heart
"Hand on Your Heart" is a song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her second studio album Enjoy Yourself. Again from her previous releases up to "Let's Get to It", the song was produced and written by Stock, Aitken & Waterman; the song was recorded in London, through the sessions of the album. The song was released as the album's lead single from Enjoy Yourself on 24 April 1989. "Hand on Your Heart" received positive reviews from most music critics, who deemed it a highlight from the album and praised it as a strong single. For the chart reception, "Hand on Your Heart" had chart success, as the song peaked at number four in her native Australia and became Minogue's third number one in the UK Singles Chart, but peaked inside the top ten in France, Switzerland and Japan; the song was performed on some concert tours performed by Minogue, including it on her Enjoy Yourself Tour, Rhythm of Love Tour and was featured on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour and the Homecoming Tour "Hand on Your Heart" was known as one of Minogue's most well-known singles to date.
The song was available as limited editions 7" and 12" posterbags featuring different artwork to the UK release in Australia. In 2006, Swedish singer-songwriter José González released an acoustic cover version of "Hand on Your Heart" as a single, his version peaked at number twenty-nine in the UK. For the Abbey Road Session edit, the song features brushed drums and gentle piano magnify the heartbreak of “Hand On Your Heart”. Nick Levine from BBC Music was positive towards the reworked version of the song, writing that "Who knew Stock Aitken Waterman tunes like and had such melancholy lurking under the production chintz?" Andy GIll wrote that "Hand On Your Heart", re-worked with a delicate, cyclical guitar figure augmented by a few telling piano chords, laid over a shuffling snare whose scudding momentum allows the melody to glow at the heart of the song." "Hand on Your Heart" received favorable from most music critics. Chris True from Allmusic highlighted the song as an album standout. Digital Spy gave it a favorable review, highlighting it by saying "Put it this way... this piece is a wee bit late because it's hard to type while re-enacting the'Hand On Your Heart' dance routine."Minogue recorded the song for her 2012 album The Abbey Road Sessions.
That version received rave reviews from contemporary music commentators. Tim Sendra from Allmusic said that "Stripping the songs down to their basics and adding strings on top proves to be effective on “All the Lovers” or “Hand on Your Heart,” and most of the new arrangements are imaginative and sometime inspired." On 24 April 1989, "Hand on Your Heart" was released in the United Kingdom. The song became Minogue's third song to debut at number two on the UK Singles Chart, before it peaked at number one the following week. On its third week it was replaced on the top of the chart by the UK Hillsborough disaster charity single "Ferry Cross the Mersey" by The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and Stock and Waterman. "Hand on Your Heart" topped the UK Dance and Indie charts. The song was one of the first singles to sell well on cassette, selling 2,000 copies in the first week of release; this would have been enough to have Minogue enter in at number one, something no female had done at the time, but the cassette single was not an eligible format for the chart at the time, meaning The Bangles stayed at number one with "Eternal Flame".
Because of this the rules were changed so that cassette singles were allowed. Outside of the UK, the song was successful, it became Minogue's fifth top five single on the singles chart. In reached the top ten in Finland, France and South Africa and the top twenty in Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden. "Hand on Your Heart" featured a colourful music video, directed by Chris Langman and filmed at Minogue's hometown in Melbourne, Australia in March 1989. The video features Minogue dancing in a modern house, she appears wearing a dress with a big heart on it that changes colour between vibrant colours of red and yellow, Minogue travels from room to room, dancing playfully for the camera. A live version of the video was released and featured Minogue performing a special "live remix" in Japan, both versions featured in Kylie's Greatest Hits 87-97 DVD. An alternate version of the "Hand on Your Heart" video was broadcast on UK TV pre-release, but has never been screened again. On this version Minogue's shoes spin on camera and introduce all three of her new outfits of matching colours.
Only one "shoe spin" remains on the final version. Released to music video channels prior to the single's commercial release, the video was a hit, gaining significant airplay on music video channels; the video was released commercially on the Ultimate Kylie companion DVD, released in December 2004. The first tour that "Hand on Your Heart" was performed on was the Disco in Dream/The Hitman Roadshow, as the original recording, it was performed on the Enjoy Yourself Tour, launched to promote Enjoy Yourself, the album from which the song is lifted. It began with an a cappella chorus intro, it was performed the following year on the Rhythm of Love Tour as the original again. It was performed on the Let's Get to It Tour the year after as the normal version again; the song was not performed until Minogue's 2000 tour: On a Night Like This Tour as the third song in the set. This version had a different sound. I
"Spinning Around" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her seventh studio album, Light Years. It won the 2000 ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release. Written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul, "Spinning Around" was meant to be recorded by Abdul for her own album, but was given to Minogue after the plan never came to fruition. Produced by Mike Spencer, the disco-influenced dance-pop song was released as the lead single from Light Years on 19 June 2000. Lyrically, the song addresses the theme of reinvention, with Minogue claiming that she has changed as a person and learned from the past. Upon its release, "Spinning Around" received favourable reviews from music critics, who singled it out as one of the highlights from the album and praised Minogue for returning to her signature musical style. Commercially, the song was a success and became Minogue's "comeback" single following the critical and commercial disappointment of her sixth studio album Impossible Princess.
It entered the Australian Singles Chart at number one, becoming the singer's first chart-topper since "Confide in Me". The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, where it became her first single to peak atop the chart since "Tears on My Pillow" in 1990. Elsewhere, it reached the top five in New Zealand. "Spinning Around" was certified platinum and silver in Australia and the United Kingdom, respectively. The accompanying music video for "Spinning Around" was directed by Dawn Shadforth, features Minogue dancing and enjoying herself in a disco, it became popular for the gold hotpants she sported in most of the scenes and led to her bottom gaining extensive coverage from the media. The hotpants are considered to be "iconic" and have been displayed in exhibitions of Minogue's fashion. "Spinning Around" has been performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours, with the exception of the Anti Tour. In 1997, Minogue released Impossible Princess; the album represented a drastic change in the singer's musical direction, shifting from her signature dance-pop styles to incorporate elements of electronica and pop rock.
It was her second album to be released on British record label Deconstruction and became a success in her native Australia, peaking at number four on the ARIA Albums Chart. In the United Kingdom Impossible Princess was less successful than Minogue's previous albums and peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart; the album suffered from poor reviews in the UK as commentators criticised its different musical approach. Despite embarking on a successful promotional tour, Minogue was dropped by Deconstruction in 1999. Minogue signed to Parlophone, another British record label. After various discussions, Minogue decided to do what she did "best" and record a simple pop album inspired by disco and Europop, entitled Light Years. "Spinning Around" was included as the opening track of the album and was written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul, produced by Mike Spencer. Abdul had based the song on her divorce from clothing designer Brad Beckerman and had intended to record it for her own studio album, but it was given to Minogue after the album failed to materialise.
The song was the first major songwriting project for DioGuardi, who had not been offered any notable projects previously. In an interview discussing the development of Light Years, Minogue revealed that the song had been found as a demo in New York by her A&R executive Jamie Nelson, who believed it would be "perfect" for the singer. After listening to the demo, Minogue agreed to record it and felt the song had the potential to be a hit. "Spinning Around" was released as the lead single from the album on 13 June 2000 in Australia, 19 June in the United Kingdom. Minogue was photographed by Liz Collins for the artwork of the record. In her 2012 fashion retrospective book Kylie / Fashion, she wrote of the collaboration: "With'Spinning Around' it was time to be pop-tastic again. Liz Collins's aesthetic was much about a natural beauty." Similar to most of the songs from Light Years, "Spinning Around" is a "string-laden" dance-pop track with prominent influences from disco music. According to the sheet music of the song published by BMG Rights Management at Musicnotes.com, it is composed in the key of F♯ minor and features a moderate tempo of 120 beats per minute.
Minogue's vocal range spans from the low note of F3 to the high note of C5. Addressing the theme of reinvention, the lyrics declare that Minogue has changed and learned from her past mistakes. I'm not the same" and "Mistakes that I made have given me the strength to believe." In an analysis of the lyrics of the song, Pom Avoledo from Blogcritics wrote that Minogue demands attention in the chorus towards the changes in her personality and asserts that people appreciate them, in the line "I know you're feelin me cause you like it like this." The first verse deals with Minogue ridding herself of items and symbols from her past and starting afresh, evidenced in lines like "Threw away my old clothes, got myself a better wardrobe." The critic felt that in the second verse Minogue accepts herself as she is. The bridge of the song features the repetition of the hook "You know you like it like this," with Minogue's voice being vocoded. Chris True from AllMusic felt that through the lyrics, Minogue was admitting that releasing Impossible Princess in 1997 was not the best decision.
"Spinning Around" received favourable reviews from music critics. Chris True from AllMusic selected it as a highlight from the album and said it was a "fun and string-laden
Slow (Kylie Minogue song)
"Slow" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language. It was released as the lead single from the album by Parlophone on 3 November 2003; the song was written by Minogue, Dan Carey, Emilíana Torrini, produced by Carey and Sunnyroads. "Slow" is a synth-pop song. Upon its release, "Slow" was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom praised Minogue's sensual and seductive vocals. At the 47th Grammy Awards ceremony, the song received a nomination in the category of "Best Dance Recording". Commercially, the song was a success and peaked at number one on the charts of countries like Australia, Romania and the United Kingdom; the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States. In Australia, the song was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales of 70,000 units. An accompanying music video for the song was shot in Barcelona and features Minogue singing the song while sunbathing next to the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc swimming pool.
For additional promotion, Minogue performed the song on a number of television shows. Since its release, the song has been performed by Minogue on all of her concert tours to date, with the exception of the Anti Tour. In 2012, Minogue named "Slow" as her favourite song from her music career. "Slow" was written by Kylie Minogue, Dan Carey, Emilíana Torrini, produced by Carey and Sunnyroads. In 2009, Torrini explained how she was approached for writing the song, saying "It was like I had just accidentally walked into the line of fire with, "Hey! You There! It was all quite surreal. I still think Kylie's people were trying to call Jamelia, they just got the wrong number. It'd be much more funny if, how it happened". Musically, the song is an eighties-inspired synthpop track, it utilises a simple and "minimalist" style of production and was described as an "electro-pop/disco fusion with percolating crackle-and-pop beats and sugary vocal overdubs" by Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine. Additionally, it contains elements of club music.
Through the lyrics of the song, Minogue urges a man, whom she meets at a club, to "slow down" and dance with her. According to Minogue, the lyrics of the song are about " how time and space have a different meaning when you meet someone", she further said. In late 2012, "Slow" was re-recorded by Minogue for inclusion in her orchestral compilation album The Abbey Road Sessions. On the album, Minogue reworked 16 of her past songs with an orchestra, according to Nick Levine from BBC Music, "re-imagine them without the disco glitz and vocal effects". "Slow" is approached with a more jazz and trip hop influenced take, with Minogue again delivering sultry and seductive vocals. "Slow" was released as the lead single from Minogue's ninth studio album Body Language, by Parlophone, on 3 November 2003. The cover art of the single, as well as other promotion shoots related to the album, shot by fashion photographers Mert and Marcus, show Minogue striking a pose in a black and white striped crop top, which reveals her midriff, low-cut pants.
Her appearance is similar to that of French actress and singer Brigitte Bardot, regarded as the "first foreign-language star to attain a level of international success comparable to America's most popular homegrown talents" and one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s cited as the "archetypal sex kitten" and "sex goddess". Minogue described the promotion shoots as "the perfect mix of coquette and rock'n' roll", revealed that "We shot it on location in the South of France, so it was channel the spirit of Bardot. She's a great iconic reference that period where she was working with Serge Gainsbourg". "Slow" was critically acclaimed by music critics. Ethan Brown from New York praised the production of the song and commented "Everything at the top of the pops should sound as good as Kylie Minogue's "Slow"", he further felt that most of the songs on Body Language "mimic its sound, none of the other songs on Body Language come close to the achievement of "Slow" and concluded that ""Slow" should be a template for pop singers who fancy themselves aesthetes".
Adrien Begrand from PopMatters commented that the song was "one of the strongest singles" of Minogue's career, praising her minimalistic approach on the song and its simple arrangement. The Spin magazine review of the song complimented Minogue's vocals, saying that they will "bring all the boys to the yard". Eric Seguy from Stylus Magazine favoured Minogue's demanding vocals, saying that the listener "is open to Kylie’s demands, willing to resort to any means necessary to impress her". Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine felt that the song is one the "few of the tracks on Body Language approach the club-thumping zeal of Fever". Chris True from AllMusic picked the song as an album highlight of Body Language; the Abbey Road Sessions' version of the song generated a favourable response. Tim Sendra from AllMusic enjoyed the "sultry trip-hop take" on the song and picked it as a highlight on the album. Nick Levine from BBC Music felt that "Slow" received the "most startling makeover" on the album, described it as a "slinky jazz shuffle, complete with vampish vocal performance".
Annie Zaleski from The A. V. Club appreciated the song's graceful nature, calling it a "slinky come-on". Philip Matusavage from MusicOMH appreciated the song's jazz influences, noting that it "suggests that Kylie and jazz could make for great things". J
KylieFever2002 was the seventh concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, in support of her eighth studio album, Fever. The tour began in Cardiff, Wales on 26 April 2002, with 38 shows in Europe, followed by a further 11 shows in Minogue's native Australia, with the tour finishing on 16 August 2002 in Melbourne. Though there was speculation for a US tour, this never materialized. However, she did perform in the 2002 Jingle Ball concert, featuring five of the songs from the tour in her set; the show in Manchester on 4 May 2002 was filmed and broadcast on MSN, was released on a DVD titled KylieFever2002: Live in Manchester, along with a bonus CD. The tour was the biggest production; the album and its music videos were able to provide and inspire multiple stage sets and costume changes, the first of its kind to use projection. The tour had a much larger budget than past shows due to the success of its singles. Due to the increase in money the stage sets were able to become much grander with two staircases and five projection screens which were used to enhance the different themes of the show.
The costumes for the show were designed for Minogue by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana. The choreographer for the tour was Rafael Bonachela, it was Minogue's first tour to have sponsors, which were Vodafone. At each of the UK shows, sponsors Evian gave away free bottles of water, the packaging for which replaced the Evian branding with the name'Kylie'. Bottles were marked with the words, "Evian – Kylie's official thirst quencher for the 2002 Fever Tour"; as the album's lead single began to grow in the U. S. Minogue devoted time before the tour to promote the album. Minogue's visit sparked rumors of a tour in the States. Rumors spread of bandmembers and dancers applying for U. S. work visas. According to Capitol Records president Andy Slater, a U. S. tour has not been discussed. Minogue commented on her reluctance to tour the States, she felt the American audience wouldn't know her back catalogue. Despite rumors of a North American leg, plans never developed due to Minogue's status in that country.
During the time, British magazine Hello reported a U. S. tour had been cancelled. It was revealed Minogue was swayed differently by her management. However, Minogue did tour the U. S. with Jingle Ball, an annual concert produced on by KIIS-FM, visiting Anaheim, Miami and New York City. For the Jingle Ball shows, Minogue performed five songs from the set list of the tour: "Come into My World", "Love at First Sight", "The Loco-Motion", "In Your Eyes" Latin section and "Can't Get You Out of My Head". A special webcast of the show at the Manchester Arena was shown on MSN UK live for fans around the world. Across the tour, each show was split with 18 songs performed. Silvanemesis opened the show with an introduction of "The Sound of Music". Kylie rises out of the stage encased in a metallic outfit dubbed the "Kyborg"; this peels back to reveal Kylie in a silver mini-skirt with matching boots. She goes on to sing "Come into My World" and a remixed version of "Shocked", she welcomes the audience and sings "Love at First Sight".
She introduces the title track "Fever", which closes the act. Droogie Nights begins with an interlude of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9, Op. 125". This leads into a new remix of "Spinning Around", where Kylie and the dancers are dressed to resemble characters from A Clockwork Orange; the Crying Game begins with an interlude of "Where Is the Feeling?" before the left screen rises to reveal Minogue in a black ball gown singing Boy George's "The Crying Game". She goes onto perform a medley of three of her own songs: "Put Yourself in My Place", "Finer Feelings" and "Dangerous Game" before returning to "The Crying Game" and closing the act. Streetstyle begins with an interlude of "GBI: German Bold Italic". A dancer appears and imitates drawing graffiti on a screen, with Minogue entering dressed as a police woman to sing "Confide in Me", she goes on to sing "Cowboy Style" and finishes the act by inviting the backing vocalists to sing "Kids" with her. Sex in Venice opens with "On a Night Like This", where the dancers are dressed in corsets.
After this, she sings a new version of "The Locomotion" and performs "In Your Eyes", which transitions into a Latin-style medley after the chorus, containing "Please Stay" and "Rhythm of the Night". She finishes off the act with a reprise of "In Your Eyes". Cybertronica is the sixth section and begins with a tap dance interlude, followed by a remixed version of "Limbo", which saw Minogue rise out of the stage. Following this, she sang a new remix of "Light Years" which featured a chorus of "I Feel Love". To close the act, she sang a new version of "I Should Be So Lucky" that contained elements of her song "Dreams". Voodoo Inferno is the final section before the encore, beginning with a percussion interlude, before revealing Minogue rising above the stage wearing an oversized red dress singing "Burning Up", revealing 12 dancers beneath it in the song, she closes the main body of the show with "Better the Devil You Know". For the one-song encore, Minogue appeared from under the catwalk in a white waistcoat and cargo pants to sing the Blue Monday mix of "Can't Get You Out of My Head".
Act 1: Silvanemesis "The Sound of Music" "Come into My World" "Shocked" "Love at First Sight" "Fever"Act 2: Droogie Nights "Symphony No. 9, Op. 125" "Spinning Around" (contains elements of "Septemb
"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
Melody Club is a Swedish band from Växjö formed in January 2000. Their breakthrough came in 2002 with the song Palace Station, a big success in Germany; the band has frequent radio airplay in Sweden, Japan and Denmark. Melody Club's style can be described as a blend of glam rock; the single "Fever Fever" is included on the soundtrack of the football video game by EA Sports, FIFA 08. On 22 April 2009, they released their fifth and first self-produced album, "Goodbye to Romance"; the first single from the album was called "Girls Don't Always Wanna Have Fun"—a possible reference to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". In 2010 Andy A left the group in protest against the group's participation in Eurovision and was replaced with the original drummer Richard Ankers. Melody Club participated in Melodifestivalen 2011, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, they competed in the fourth semi-final on 26 February 2011 in Malmö Arena, Malmö with the song "The Hunter", finishing in 7th place.
Kristofer Östergren - vocals Erik Stenemo - guitar Jon Bordon - synthesizer Niklas Stenemo - bass guitar Richard Ankers - drums Compilation albums Media related to Melody Club at Wikimedia Commons Official Site
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