Britain votes for its fave Kylie song ever in BBC Radio 2 poll


BBC Radio 2 has revealed that Can’t Get You Out of My Head is Your Ultimate Kylie Song, following a listener vote to discover the nation’s favourite Kylie song, with a few weeks to go until Kylie’s headline set at Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester on Sunday 17 September.

Spinning Around (2000) is in second place, Better The Devil You Know (1990) is in third place, Confide In Me (1994) is in fourth place and All The Lovers (2010) rounded off the Top Five.

Kylie hits

Kylie Minogue‘s latest single, Padam Padam (2023), follows in sixth place, proving to be an immediate favourite for listeners. Padam Padam is Kylie’s first Top 10 hit for 12 years, and the track which means she has achieved a Top 10 single for five consecutive decades.

The full Top 40 countdown, Your Ultimate Kylie Song, hosted by Steve Wright is available on BBC Sounds from Monday 21 August and broadcast on Radio 2 on Monday 28 August from 4-7pm.

From Monday 17 July, listeners were asked to vote for up to five of their favourite Kylie songs that have charted in the Top 100, which also included songs where Kylie is a featured artist or part of a duet. Voting closed on Friday 4 August.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head is the lead single from Kylie’s eighth studio album, Fever (2001). The song was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, and reached Number One on charts in 40 countries worldwide.

It also topped the Australian Singles Chart and received a three-times Platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association. Globally, the song is estimated to have sold more than five million copies.

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: “I’m delighted that Radio 2 listeners have voted the timeless anthem Can’t Get You Out of My Head as their favourite ever Kylie song.

“I hope everyone is as excited as I am to hear her perform this and many of her other hits at Radio 2 in the Park on Sunday 17 September, whether in the park in Leicester, at home on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, or live on iPlayer.”

Steve Wright said: “Can’t Get You Out My Head is Your Ultimate Kylie Song and that’s no surprise – Kylie knew it was a special song from the very start, and we still think so, all these years later!

“I’ll be celebrating Kylie’s amazing catalogue of work with an epic countdown of her songs that you voted for… and what better way for us to get even more excited as Radio 2 In The Park fast approaches?”

The Eras: Kylie Minogue podcast also launches on BBC Sounds and globally on RSS on Monday 28 August and will tell the story of Kylie’s career through its era-defining chapters.

Hosted by Scott Mills, each chapter will be told by fans, commentators and packed with exclusive material from the BBC archive.

Listeners will hear from famous fans including David Tennant, Olly Alexander, Jack Savoretti, fellow Radio 2 in the Park performer Beverley Knight, Tia Kofi, Jaime Winstone, and Emily Eavis.

Radio 2 presenters Rylan Clark, Dermot O’Leary, Fearne Cotton, Owain Wyn Evans and Michelle Visage will also add to the conversation on what has made Kylie and her career so iconic.

Radio 2 in the Park will be Radio 2’s biggest ever live music event outside London and the stellar line-up exclusively features Tears for Fears headlining the Saturday night with their only UK festival appearance this year, and Kylie Minogue headlining the Sunday night with her first live UK full concert performance for four years.

And, for the first time, there will be a Radio 2 DJ stage where some of the station’s favourite presenters will be playing some of the best music in the world from the past seven decades.

Presenters will also be introducing artists on stage and broadcasting from Radio 2 in the Park across the weekend, with shows and sets available live plus on demand on BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer across the weekend and for 30 days afterwards.

The Top 40, as voted for by Radio 2 listeners:

  1. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – 2001
  2. Spinning Around – 2000
  3. Better The Devil You Know – 1990
  4. Confide In Me – 1994
  5. All The Lovers – 2010
  6. Padam Padam – 2023
  7. I Should Be So Lucky – 1988
  8. Especially For You (Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan) – 1988
  9. On A Night Like This – 2000
  10. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue) – 1995
  11. Love At First Sight – 2002
  12. Kids Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – 2000
  13. Hand On Your Heart – 1989
  14. Slow – 2003
  15. The Loco-Motion – 1988
  16. Step Back In Time – 1990
  17. Dancing – 2018
  18. What Do I Have To Do – 1991
  19. In Your Eyes – 2002
  20. I Believe In You – 2004
  21. Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi – 1988
  22. Shocked – 1991
  23. Put Yourself In My Place – 1994
  24. Get Outta My Way – 2010
  25. Wouldn’t Change A Thing – 1989
  26. Wow – 2007
  27. Never Too Late – 1989
  28. Tears On My Pillow – 1990
  29. Come Into My World – 2002
  30. Breathe – 1998
  31. Got To Be Certain – 1988
  32. Some Kind Of Bliss – 1997
  33. Give Me Just A Little More Time – 1992
  34. The One – 2008
  35. Santa Baby – 2007
  36. Say Something – 2020
  37. Red Blooded Woman – 2004
  38. 2 Hearts – 2007
  39. Timebomb – 2012
  40. Magic – 2020