BBC Radio 2 reveals the nation’s most popular Kylie song

BBC Radio 2 reveals the nation’s most popular Kylie song

Radio 2 today reveals that Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2001) is Your Ultimate Kylie Song, following a listener vote to discover the nation’s favourite Kylie song, with a few weeks to go until Kylie’s headline set at Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester on Sunday 17th September.

Spinning Around (2000) is in second place, Better The Devil You Know (1990) is in third place, Confide In Me (1994) is in fourth place and All The Lovers (2010) rounded off the Top Five.

Kylie’s latest single, Padam Padam (2023), follows in sixth place, proving to be an immediate favourite for listeners. Padam Padam is Kylie’s first Top 10 hit for 12 years, and the track which means she has achieved a Top 10 single for five consecutive decades.

The full Top 40 countdown, Your Ultimate Kylie Song, hosted by Steve Wright is available on BBC Sounds from Monday 21st August and broadcast on Radio 2 on Monday 28th August from 4-7pm.

From Monday 17th July, listeners were asked to vote for up to five of their favourite Kylie songs that have charted in the Top 100, which also included songs where Kylie is a featured artist or part of a duet. Voting closed on Friday 4th August.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head is the lead single from Kylie’s eight studio album, Fever (2001), first previewed by Kylie at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in Spring 2001. The song was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, and reached Number One on charts in 40 countries worldwide. It also topped the Australian Singles Chart and received a three-times Platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association. Globally, the song is estimated to have sold more than five million copies.

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: “I’m delighted that Radio 2 listeners have voted the timeless anthem Can’t Get You Out of My Head as their favourite ever Kylie song. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to hear her perform this and many of her other hits at Radio 2 in the Park on Sunday 17th September, whether in the park in Leicester, at home on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, or live on iPlayer.”

Steve Wright said: “Can’t Get You Out My Head is Your Ultimate Kylie Song and that’s no surprise – Kylie knew it was a special song from the very start, and we still think so, all these years later! I’ll be celebrating Kylie’s amazing catalogue of work with an epic countdown of her songs that you voted for… and what better way for us to get even more excited as Radio 2 In The Park fast approaches?”

The Top 40, as voted for by Radio 2 listeners:

01. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – 2001
02. Spinning Around – 2000
03. Better The Devil You Know – 1990
04. Confide In Me – 1994
05. All The Lovers – 2010
06. Padam Padam – 2023
07. I Should Be So Lucky – 1988
08. Especially For You (Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan) – 1988
09. On A Night Like This – 2000
10. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue) – 1995
11. Love At First Sight – 2002
12. Kids Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – 2000
13. Hand On Your Heart – 1989
14. Slow – 2003
15. The Loco-Motion – 1988
16. Step Back In Time – 1990
17. Dancing – 2018
18. What Do I Have To Do – 1991
19. In Your Eyes – 2002
20. I Believe In You – 2004
21. Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi – 1988
22. Shocked – 1991
23. Put Yourself In My Place – 1994
24. Get Outta My Way – 2010
25. Wouldn’t Change A Thing – 1989
26. Wow – 2007
27. Never Too Late – 1989
28. Tears On My Pillow – 1990
29. Come Into My World – 2002
30. Breathe – 1998
31. Got To Be Certain – 1988
32. Some Kind Of Bliss – 1997
33. Give Me Just A Little More Time – 1992
34. The One – 2008
35. Santa Baby – 2007
36. Say Something – 2020
37. Red Blooded Woman – 2004
38. 2 Hearts – 2007
39. Timebomb – 2012
40. Magic – 2020

The Eras: Kylie Minogue podcast also launches on BBC Sounds and globally on RSS on Monday 28th August and will tell the story of Kylie’s career through its era-defining chapters. Hosted by Scott Mills, each chapter will be told by fans, commentators and packed with exclusive material from the BBC archive. Listeners will hear from famous fans including David Tennant, Olly Alexander, Jack Savoretti, fellow Radio 2 in the Park performer Beverley Knight, Tia Kofi, Jaime Winstone, and Emily Eavis. Radio 2 presenters Rylan Clark, Dermot O’Leary, Fearne Cotton, Owain Wyn Evans and Michelle Visage will also add to the conversation on what has made Kylie and her career so iconic.

Radio 2 in the Park will be Radio 2’s biggest ever live music event outside London and the stellar line-up exclusively features Tears for Fears headlining the Saturday night with their only UK festival appearance this year, and Kylie Minogue headlining the Sunday night with her first live UK full concert performance for four years. And, for the first time, there will be a Radio 2 DJ stage where some of the station’s favourite presenters will be playing some of the best music in the world from the past seven decades. Presenters will also be introducing artists on stage and broadcasting from Radio 2 in the Park across the weekend, with shows and sets available live plus on demand on BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer across the weekend and for 30 days afterwards.

The full line-up for Radio 2 in the Park is as follows:

Saturday 16th September
Tears for Fears
James Blunt with his only UK festival appearance this year.
Deacon Blue
Beverley Knight
Soft Cell

Sunday 17th September

Kylie Minogue
Rick Astley
Jessie Ware
Sam Ryder
Simply Red with their only UK festival appearance this year.

BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, with a weekly audience of 13.5 million (RAJAR Q2, 2023). The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show is most listened to breakfast show in the UK with an audience of 6.7 million (RAJAR Q2, 2023). The network’s presenters include Michael Ball, Zoe Ball, Rob Beckett, Tony Blackburn, OJ Borg, Rev. Kate Bottley, Rylan, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Jamie Cullum, Gary Davies, Paul Gambaccini, Angela Griffin, Bob Harris, Vernon Kay, Cerys Matthews, Scott Mills, Jason Mohammad, Trevor Nelson, Dermot O’Leary, Elaine Paige, Mark Radcliffe, Romesh Ranganathan, DJ Spoony, Liza Tarbuck, Jeremy Vine, Michelle Visage, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams, Claudia Winkleman, Steve Wright and Owain Wyn Evans.

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