Song of the Day #4,506: ‘Slow’ – Kylie Minogue

I like when the Decades posts give me a chance to listen to an artist I’ve never heard before, and frankly will likely never hear again. Kylie Minogue is such an artist.

The 52-year-old dance-pop star is the all-time top-selling Australian artist, with more than 70 million albums sold worldwide. I don’t think I’d ever heard a note of hers until this week.

Minogue’s 2003 album Body Language was a follow-up to 2001’s Fever, her most successful release. Rather than repeat that album’s disco style, she embraced 80s synthpop, citing Prince as a major influence on the new record. She also introduced elements of hip-hop into her music for the first time.

This is not my kind of music, but I enjoyed giving the album a spin. Minogue’s vocals are decent, the songs are hooky, and the production is especially strong.

By the way, my beloved Olivia Newton-John has sold 100 million albums worldwide, but she was born in England before moving to Australia as a child, so she doesn’t count for that “top-selling Australian artist” title.

[Verse 1]
Knew you’d be here tonight
So I put my best dress on
Boy, I was so right
Our eyes connected
Now nothing’s how it used to be
No second guessing
Track in on this feeling
Pull focus close up, you and me
Nobody’s leaving
Got me affected
Spun me 180 degrees
It’s so electric

[Chorus]
Slow down and dance with me
Yeah, slow
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow
Come on and dance with me
Yeah, slow
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow

[Verse 2]
Don’t wanna rush it
Let the rhythm pull you in
It’s here, so touch it
You know what I’m saying
And I haven’t said a thing
Keep the record playing

[Chorus]
Slow down and dance with me
Yeah, slow
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow
Come on and dance with me
Yeah, slow
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow

[Bridge]
Oh, oh
Read my body language
Take it down, down

[Chorus]
Slow down and dance with me
Yeah, slow
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow
Come on and dance with me
Yeah, slow (Slow down and dance with me)
Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah, slow (Slow down and dance with me)

[Outro]
Skip a beat and move with my body
Skip a beat and move with my body
Skip a beat and move with my body
Slow

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,506: ‘Slow’ – Kylie Minogue

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Best selling artist in Australia? Never heard of her. Don’t think I’m missing out. However, after this election, perhaps we all should move to the land down under!

  2. Peg says:

    Or anywhere but Florida 😜

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