Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head was named Britain’s most-played tune of the last decade at the weekend.
The song, which hit number one in the UK in 2001, received the most airplay and live covers in the Noughties, according to PRS for Music, which collects royalties on behalf of songwriters and composers.
Can’t Get You Out of My Head marked Minogue’s first US top-ten single in 13 years and arguably became her signature song.
Recorded for her eighth studio album Fever (2001), it was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis and was released as the album’s lead single in the third quarter of 2001 after it was turned down by S Club 7 and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
It went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, with many critics calling it the best single of her career.
It also made UK radio history by gather 3,000 radio plays in a single week and the accompanying video clip even won an MTV Video Music Award for best music video choreography.
In December 2009, the staff of Rolling Stone listed the song in their 100 Best Songs of the Decade list at number 45.
“The pint-size Aussie disco dolly seduced the U.S. with this mirror-ball classic, chanting that obsessive melody in a sea of ‘la-la-la’ vocals. We’ve been hearing it at the gym ever since,” they wrote
Also making the Top 5 of the most play songs of the Noughties in the UK was Britney Spears’ Toxic, Robbie Williams’ Angels, Jamelia’s Superstar and Liberty X’s Just A Little rounding out the list.