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Kylie Minogue's Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Songs
06 April 2018 | By Justin Myers

It's the ultimate Kylie chart - Official Charts reveals her top UK sellers of all time.

2018 is a big year for Kylie she celebrates the 30th anniversary of her first ever UK hit, massive Number 1 I Should Be So Lucky, and she's also set to turn 50 in May. Not only that, she's still knocking pop tunes out of the park with the release of fourteenth studio album Golden.

Before we head to the future, let's wallow in nostalgia and look back at Kylie's almost unmatchable catalogue of hits. She's had fifty Top 40s over the course of her career, with 34 going Top 10 and seven making it to Number 1 but there's only room for 40 here, as we count down her biggest selling songs. See where all of Kylie Minogue's UK hit singles and albums have charted here.

I Should Be So Lucky
It all started here. Thanks to Stock Aitken Waterman, Kylie topped the chart for five straight weeks in early 1988 with this lovelorn banger. It's her third biggest seller, notching up 702,850 sales.

Especially For You
Giving the public what they wanted at Christmas, Kylie teamed up with rumoured real-life love and actual Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan for this smoochy, syrup-laden ballad. Thanks to Cliff Richard, it missed the Official Christmas Number 1 but did hit the top in early 1989. It became Kylie's second million-selling single when it finally passed the magic milestone in December 2014, and currently stands at 1.009 million sales.

Better the Devil You Know
Kylie's first reinvention saw her ditch the "girl next door" image and embrace a more, well, "girl two doors down who's got a tattoo and plays her music a bit too loud and drinks straight from the bottle" image. One of her many Number 2 singles she has 12 to her name Better the Devil You Know is in eighth place on her all-time chart with 340,000 copies sold.

Confide In Me
It was all change for Kylie in 1994 when she waved bye-bye to Stock Aitken Waterman and explored her creative side with a new record label, a wealth of collaborators queuing to work with her and a new sound. First up was this spooky epic, which has shifted 189,000 copies and finished 17th.

Spinning Around
A huge comeback, but 11 songs refused to move out of her way, Spinning Around from 2000 finishes outside the Top 10, with 314,000 sales. Read our interview with the producer of Spinning Around, Mike Spencer, here.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Here's the big one! Kylie cemented that comeback in fine style with this dance-pop juggernaut from 2001, spending three weeks at the top and racking up incredible sales to land her first million-seller. Can't Get You Out Of My Head la-la-lands at the top of her bestsellers' list, with 1.205 million of you finding a place for it in your hearts.

All the Lovers
Kylie's most recent Top 10 may have ended up peaking at 3 in the charts, but this 2010 single certainly made an impression, selling more than many of her Number 1s and all but one of her Number 2s, so to speak. 383,000 copies sold take it to sixth spot on the Kylie kountdown.

Dancing
Coming right up to date, while the lead single from Kylie's new album Golden is a little too recent to make a dent on her Top 40, it currently sits in 50th position.

Other notable tracks and chart facts
1989 chart-topper Hand on Your Heart (4th) has shifted 494,000 copies, and Kylie's biggest selling Number 2 single, The Loco-Motion (in 5th place) has sold 434,000. Kylie's most recent Number 1 Slow, from 2003, is her lowest selling chart-topper, on 135,000 copies.

Her biggest selling song to miss the Top 5 is 1991's What Do I Have to Do at 25 (136,000 sales), and to miss the Top 10 is 2010's Get Outta My Way at 28 (100,000 sales).

Kylie's biggest selling album track is the infamous Your Disco Needs You, which finished 52nd in her all-time chart. Check out our 50 golden chart facts about Kylie Minogue here.

Kylie Minogue's Official Top 40 biggest selling songs in the UK

TITLE PEAK YEAR
1 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD 1 2001 1,205,000
2 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU (WITH JASON DONOVAN) 1 1989 1,009,000
3 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY 1 1988 702,850
4 HAND ON YOUR HEART 1 1989 494,000
5 THE LOCO-MOTION 2 1988 434,000
6 HIGHER (WITH TAIO CRUZ) 8 2011
7 ALL THE LOVERS 3 2010 383,000
8 WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING 2 1989
9 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW 2 1990 340,000
10 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI 2 1988
11 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME 2 1992
12 GOT TO BE CERTAIN 2 1988
13 SPINNING AROUND 1 2000 314,000
14 TEARS ON MY PILLOW 1 1990
15 KIDS (WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS) 2 2000
16 WOW 5 2007
17 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 2 2002
18 CONFIDE IN ME 2 1994 189,000
19 NEVER TOO LATE 4 1989
20 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS 2 2001
21 IN YOUR EYES 3 2002
22 I BELIEVE IN YOU 2 2004
23 2 HEARTS 4 2007
24 STEP BACK IN TIME 2 1990
25 WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO 6 1991 136,000
26 SLOW 1 2003 135,000
27 RED BLOODED WOMAN 5 2004
28 GET OUTTA MY WAY 12 2010 100,000
29 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE 11 1994
30 SANTA BABY 38 2017
31 IF YOU WERE WITH ME NOW (WITH KEITH WASHINGTON) 4 1991
32 WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW (WITH NICK CAVE) 11 1995
33 SHOCKED 6 1991
34 PLEASE STAY 10 2001
35 INTO THE BLUE 12 2014
36 COME INTO MY WORLD 8 2002
37 IN MY ARMS 10 2007
38 TIMEBOMB 31 2012
39 BETTER THAN TODAY 32 2011
40 DID IT AGAIN 14 1997

2018 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.


http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/k...g-songs__22391/

Higher at number 6! ohmy.gif


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post Apr 6 2018, 07:37 AM
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"Higher" so successful is shocking indeed! Other surprises:

"Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" ahead of "Got To Be Certain"

"Give Me Just A Little More Time" ahead of "Tears On My Pillow"

"Slow" so low
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post Apr 6 2018, 08:17 AM
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I'm assuming these are without streaming, as All The Lovers would be over 400,000 and Santa Baby MUCH higher (around no. 18 I believe). Impressed that GOMW has shifted 100,000 and that Into The Blue makes it into the top 40 smile.gif
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Well done to her, so many great songs in the countdown!
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I was hoping we'd get a list like this! A few surprises/errors:

Surprised at 'Higher' above 'All the Lovers' - the former sold 293k by the end of 2012 so has managed about another 100k since then. Don't know whether that seems like a reasonable amount or not, as 'All the Lovers' has sold 67k since 2010, despite being more popular on iTunes for trickle selling and sharing some sales with the Abbey Road version.

'Give Me Just a Little More Time' has definitely been inflated, as it only sold an estimated 161k in 1992.

Some of her other 90s singles have been downgraded by the looks of things, with 'Shocked' slipping under the 100k mark. However, it seems #28 to #35 are quite tight anyway, with 'Please Stay' on 85k as of June 2009, so 'Shocked' can't be that far from 100k.

'Get Outta My Way' on 100k was a pleasant surprise - that's an extra 30k since it left the chart, but I suppose it has become a pride anthem so nothing unreasonable.
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Some of the things in the write-up are factually incorrect, such as the amount of #2s she's had and how many weeks CGYOMH spent at #1.
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I wonder if part of the reason why Deconstruction singles are lower on this list is because it only got one release.

Back then during the PWL years I bought Kylie's singles as 7" & 12", later changed to 7" & CD maxi. After her big comeback there were two versions of her CD singles and I bought both. I'm sure there are other fans who bought a single in every version, but Deconstruction didn't offer much, so it couldn't sell as much as PWL singles.
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Added in some sales from the last time the OCC revealed Kylie sales back in 2014:

1 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD 1 2001 1,205,000
2 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU (WITH JASON DONOVAN) 1 1989 1,009,000
3 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY 1 1988 702,850
4 HAND ON YOUR HEART 1 1989 494,000
5 THE LOCO-MOTION 2 1988 434,000
6 HIGHER (WITH TAIO CRUZ) 8 2011
7 ALL THE LOVERS 3 2010 383,000
8 WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING 2 1989 370,000
9 BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW 2 1990 340,000
10 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI 2 1988 325,000
11 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME 2 1992 325,000
12 GOT TO BE CERTAIN 2 1988 315,000
13 SPINNING AROUND 1 2000 314,000
14 TEARS ON MY PILLOW 1 1990 260,000
15 KIDS (WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS) 2 2000 240,000
16 WOW 5 2007
17 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 2 2002
18 CONFIDE IN ME 2 1994 189,000
19 NEVER TOO LATE 4 1989
20 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS 2 2001 170,000
21 IN YOUR EYES 3 2002
22 I BELIEVE IN YOU 2 2004 160,000
23 2 HEARTS 4 2007
24 STEP BACK IN TIME 2 1990
25 WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO 6 1991 136,000
26 SLOW 1 2003 135,000
27 RED BLOODED WOMAN 5 2004
28 GET OUTTA MY WAY 12 2010 100,000
29 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE 11 1994
30 SANTA BABY 38 2017
31 IF YOU WERE WITH ME NOW (WITH KEITH WASHINGTON) 4 1991
32 WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW (WITH NICK CAVE) 11 1995
33 SHOCKED 6 1991
34 PLEASE STAY 10 2001
35 INTO THE BLUE 12 2014
36 COME INTO MY WORLD 8 2002
37 IN MY ARMS 10 2007
38 TIMEBOMB 31 2012
39 BETTER THAN TODAY 32 2011
40 DID IT AGAIN 14 1997

Still curious about the sales of 'Higher'. I suspect it must be coming up to a Gold certification any time soon.
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post Apr 12 2018, 08:06 PM
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It seems they amended the original article, and the ranking of higher vs all the lovers is actually wrong, as they now mention ins the article the following:
"Her biggest selling song to miss the Top 5 is 2008's Higher with Taio Cruz at 8 (338,000), and to miss the Top 10 is 2010's Get Outta My Way at 28 (100,000 sales)"
Another error Get outta my way was a top 20 right?
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QUOTE(adancing @ Apr 12 2018, 09:06 PM) *
It seems they amended the original article, and the ranking of higher vs all the lovers is actually wrong, as they now mention ins the article the following:
"Her biggest selling song to miss the Top 5 is 2008's Higher with Taio Cruz at 8 (338,000), and to miss the Top 10 is 2010's Get Outta My Way at 28 (100,000 sales)"
Another error Get outta my way was a top 20 right?

Thanks, that makes much more sense as I had it on 293k to the end of 2011.

Yeah, 'Get Outta My Way' was a Top 20, but the article doesn't dispute that?
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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Apr 12 2018, 11:25 PM) *
Yeah, 'Get Outta My Way' was a Top 20, but the article doesn't dispute that?


They say "Her biggest selling song to miss [...] to miss the Top 10 is 2010's Get Outta My Way at 28 (100,000 sales)"

At 28? They really had like so many errors in that article, I hope the ranking is reliable as it seems they messed up a lot.
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QUOTE(adancing @ Apr 12 2018, 09:30 PM) *
They say "Her biggest selling song to miss [...] to miss the Top 10 is 2010's Get Outta My Way at 28 (100,000 sales)"

At 28? They really had like so many errors in that article, I hope the ranking is reliable as it seems they messed up a lot.

#28 is it's position in the table, not chart position! tongue.gif
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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Apr 12 2018, 11:32 PM) *
#28 is it's position in the table, not chart position! tongue.gif

Well if you read the whole sentence, they say Higher at 8 which is the chart position and GOOM at 28 which is the table position, well that's a mess of an article...
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QUOTE(Stuart25 @ Apr 6 2018, 09:17 AM) *
I'm assuming these are without streaming, as All The Lovers would be over 400,000 and Santa Baby MUCH higher (around no. 18 I believe). Impressed that GOMW has shifted 100,000 and that Into The Blue makes it into the top 40 smile.gif


I have Santa Baby on 213k as of 28/12/17 - the week *before* it made it's T40 debut!
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