If 2000’s Light Years album had been a triumphant attempt to recapture her chart crown, Kylie Minogue’s follow-up, Fever, is a bolder collection that consolidated her success. Buoyed by her comeback, Kylie ramped up the electronica, bathing the album’s 12 songs in an edgier, club-friendly coating that made her the darling of the dance charts. In her Stock Aitken Waterman-steered first wave of success, DJs largely ignored her material outside of the ever-loyal gay clubs and school discos. However, with Fever – and, of course, one monster hit – she seized on a sound that had a universal appeal.
Listen to ‘Fever’ here.
Electro-pop with an organic heart
Issued as a single in September 2001, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head launched the album in spectacular style. The Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis composition roared up the charts, selling more than 300,000 copies in a single week in the UK, topping the Australian listings and even returning Kylie to the US Top 10 after a gap of 13 years. It’s still the best-selling song of her long career and, arguably, her signature track.