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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Kylie Minogue Keeps Climbing + The Contest Winners

First off, thanks to everyone who entered the Kylie Minogue Aphrodite/"All The Lovers" giveaway I did here on the blog the other day. Several of you came close, but in the end only two got all three answers correct. I would have taken either Fever or X as my favorite album, and so the winners turned out to be XOLondon (as Vinny Vero said on Twitter upon hearing this, "They don't call him Chart Rigger for nothing!") and Pourhomme80. Congrats, guys!

For the singles, I was looking for along the lines of "What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)," "On A Night Like This," "Better The Devil You Know," "Put Yourself In My Place," "Hand On Your Heart," "In My Arms," "Breathe," etc. (Or, as the two winners guessed, "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Love At First Sight.")

Anyway, jumping to the new UK singles chart, Kylie actually moves up three positions in her third week with "All The Lovers," which now sits at a new high of #3. The only other single she ever peaked at #3 with was "In Your Eyes" back in 2002.

By Tuesday, Aphrodite will have been released in most territories. I saw a review the other day (was it on NPR's site?) that likened Kylie to soccer: huge everywhere in the world except America.

That said, this American sure loves her. In fact, I'm trying to figure out if I've blogged this much about one artist's upcoming album ever before. Maybe I'll go shoot off some bottle rockets and think about it. (Oh, the irony of doing a UK chart post on Independence Day....) Happy 4th Of July!

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry *2 weeks*
2. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
3. "All The Lovers" - Kylie Minogue
4. "I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull *new*
5. "Wavin' Flag" - K'naan
6. "Love The Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
7. "Alejandro" - Lady Gaga
8. "Kickstarts" - Example
9. "Commander" - Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta
10. "Not Afraid" - Eminem

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  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Vinny Vero also believes aliens live among us. Which I thought was bunk until Pete Burns.

  • At 3:08 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Congrats xo and other winner :)

    Bugger. I'm so disillusioned that Kylie can't manage a number one with all the lovers. unless it continues to climb now the album has been released. stranger things have happened :/

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    What a relief, I was afraid she'd peaked at #4. And yeah, these are the things that worry me at night.

  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger pourhomme80 said…

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  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger pourhomme80 said…

    Im soo excited I won!! :-) Thanks Robbie!

    Thanks Paul!

    Well, atleast she's #3 in the UK. We cant even get her to chart here in the US on the BB Hot 100 and I just dont get why!! grrrrrr. She really does need to do a little promo tour out here, get on all the late night shows etc...

    OH, where's everyone gonna be buying the new album (in physical form) from?

  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Random J said…

    I'm not surprised "All the lovers" isn't #1. The song isn't a clear #1 charter like some of her past chart toppers have been. You knew "Spinning around", "Can't get you out of my head" and "Slow" were going to go in #1. "All the lovers" is just safe filler. The song just doesn't have that 'something' that makes you think That's a dead cert for a #1 single on the UK charts! At least I don't think it does.

    Now, if Kylie released "Get outta my way" or "Can't beat the feeling" - we're cooking on gas and talking blatant #1 singles. I've not stopped playing these 2 songs all week! "Can't beat the feeling" is a worthy successor to "Love at first sight" if there ever was to be one.

  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

    @pourhomme80, neither Target nor Best Buy in Harrisburg, PA had physical copies in store. I had to get it from an FYE.

  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    I got the regular edition of the CD at Amoeba Records here in L.A. (which has both versions. I downloaded the Deluxe Experience one from iTunes and already had a physical copy from the label.)


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