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Her debut was entirely written, produced, and arranged by Stock-Aitken-Waterman, the prime purveyors of bubblegum pop in the late 1980's. Kylie stands now as the classic epitome of the S-A-W sound.
The album bursts into overdrive instantly with the first two singles, "I Should Be So Lucky" and "The Loco-Motion", yes, the Little Eva song written by the famous songwriting duo of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. This version stayed on the top of the Aussie charts for 7 weeks straight. Personally, it should have gone for 12 weeks, but oh well.
"Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi", qui est francais pour "I don't know why", is a mid-paced single that provides a good beat. So is "It's No Secret". Then comes "Got To Be Certain", the third overdrive single on this album. I've always had trouble deciding which is my favorite single on here: this, "I Should Be So Lucky", "The Loco-Motion", or "Love At First Sight". More often than not, it ends up as a four-way tie.
As it turned out, the first six songs became singles, so that's three-fifths of the album right there. "Turn It Into Love" is yet another overdrive single and "I Miss You", the first non-single on the album, has a nice horn section mixed in with the S-A-W wall of synthesizer keyboards.
All ten songs on the entire album is an instant dance-party album, and not a filler among them.Read more ›
But anyways, this is the album that started it all for the international pop goddess. Long before Britney dazzled us, there was Kylie. Although this received modest success in the US back in the late-80's this album set records overseas and was a phenomenon. With the help of pop producers SAW *who made huge hits for Rick Astley and Bananarama* Kylie danced her way on to the pop charts. "The Locomotion" was the big US hit hitting #3 on the pop charts. My favorite track has to "I Should Be So Lucky" which was a top 40 hit in the states but a huge #1 single in the UK. The catchy pop ditty "It's No Secret" was her third Us top 40 hit. "Got To Be Certain" is also outstanding as "Turn it Into love" and "I don't Know Why" *the french track.* I also very much enjoy "Love At First sight" which is the closing track. *Kylie would later do a song by the same title for "Fever" and have a huge top 40 hit with it in the US.*
This may be corny but is a great and fun representation of 80's pop and a must for Kylie fans. I love her later works such as "Fever" and "Light Years", but this still stands out.
Kylie's voice was clear and crisp. I had no clue she was a television star in Australia. An added bonus for trivia. Listening to this release as cd format brings back the craziness of my teen years: my first job, adventures staying out late without calling my mother etc... Brilliant!
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