Inspired by my recent visit to the Kylie exhibition, I've decided to repost what I wrote about 'I Just Can't Get You Out Of Me Head' (aka the second best Kylie song ever), back nearer the time it came out:
"A lot of people I know seem to think that I'm being ironic when I go on about how good this song is, but they are utterly, utterly mad, because it really is brilliant; a towering slice of immaculate disco, sexy as all hell and yet run through with a weird, obsessive sadness.
It's definitely one of my favourite pop songs from the last couple of years. Hell, it's probably one of my favourite pop songs of all time. There's something about the almost flawless, robotic sound of the whole thing -- it's really shiny and fun, sure, but it's also a little bit sad in a way. Maybe it's just me, I don't know, but I think it adds something to lyrics: it gives them a kind of hollowness, a lack of fulfillment that is oddly fitting...
There's a dark secret in me
Don't leave me locked in your heart
Set me free
Feel the need in me
Set me free
Stay forever and ever and ever and ever
Brrr -- is it just me, or is there a chill in here!"