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Old 15-02-2013, 22:01
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Didn't know this, apparantly Kylie Minogue reached the top of the charts 25 years ago on the 14th february 1988 with I should be so lucky, for a whooping 5 weeks!

Before my time and lots of others on here of course, so I don't know much about it, but its interesting that song is now 1/4 of a century old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCXx5k01Tg
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:05
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I feel so old. Haha.
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Old 16-02-2013, 09:00
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Oh wow!! I remember when I was a kid and this came out I used to cover my eyes when Kylie was in the bath! I can't believe it has been 25 years!
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Old 16-02-2013, 09:04
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This was the first single I ever bought and her debut album which contained this song was the first album I ever bought. I was a big Neighbours and Kylie fan in those days.
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:52
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Remember it well. I had a poster on my wall of kylie in the bath blowing bubbles. Oh my what a poster that was.haha.
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:23
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Not a song that improves with age then!
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:30
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it sounds it
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Old 16-02-2013, 20:20
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It was of a time and was a huge crossover hit
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:53
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the old kylie she was awesome
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Old 17-02-2013, 00:30
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I always assumed that song was from the mid-90s, since I used to hear it a lot as a kid. It was only a couple of years ago when I was looking at Kylie's discography that I realized this was actually one of her first ever singles and was originally released before I was born.
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Old 17-02-2013, 00:39
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Sounds as bad now as it did back then. Not her finest moment.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:11
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Oh god. Kylie is one of my cringey moments! I was 10/11( so can be forgiven) but I still remember kissin the tv screen when kylie was on neighbours!
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:04
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I still remember my music teacher at school saying this was the death of popular music regarding that song going to number one.
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Old 17-02-2013, 08:13
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I still remember my music teacher at school saying this was the death of popular music regarding that song going to number one.
he has been proven right.

SAW hit factory changed the musical landscape, and not for the better. most pop music prior to this was created by the youth of the day expressing themselves, and old businessmen facilitating it. SAW took away creativity from the youth, they gave them everything, the artists became puppets. what youve had since is a succession of manufactured acts, all sounding the same, all following the formula. whether you or anyone likes manufactured music is irrelevant. what is relevant though is that old men creating pop products have killed creativity in pop.

as for the op's post.... so what? 25 years is like the other day! worry when its 50 years, like the rolling stones! or beatles.
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Old 17-02-2013, 08:47
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Oh god. Kylie is one of my cringey moments! I was 10/11( so can be forgiven) but I still remember kissin the tv screen when kylie was on neighbours!
Get in there, my son!

Mind you, Kylie was my first massive crush when I was about 13 years old. I cried when she drove off up Ramsey Street for the last time in that little green mini.

The reason I Should Be So Lucky sounds so bad is because SAW rushed the whole production because I think they only had Kylie in the studio for a day due to her commitments in Oz. What SAW really should've done later down the line was re-record the song and lay Kylie's original vocal over it.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:10
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Fookin' awful song and singer.
25 years of pain and suffering.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:16
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Fookin' awful song and singer.
25 years of pain and suffering.
This made me laugh. I do agree though
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:29
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This was he first single i ever bought and i still have it.At the time i remember so many people saying no one will know or remember Kylie Minogue in 2 years time, how wrong were they. Kylie defied everyone by going on to have such a huge career.
I hope she keeps her music career going for another 25 years Kylie.
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:06
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Sounds as bad now as it did back then. Not her finest moment.
Her career stalling in the mid nineties was the best thing as she came back with a new image and never looked back. Don't do her early stuff, but her post 1997 stuff is excellent.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:13
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Amazing song still my all time favorite from her Loved SAW
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:28
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I was only young, and she was new out then. I asked the record shop for the song from Kylie Mcnogue.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:03
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I highlighted its 25th anniversary on another thread, possibly Kylie's Appreciation Thread, but forgot about it on Thursday. Oh well, the charts come out on a Sunday so we can look at today as the big day!
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:29
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he has been proven right.

SAW hit factory changed the musical landscape, and not for the better. most pop music prior to this was created by the youth of the day expressing themselves, and old businessmen facilitating it. SAW took away creativity from the youth, they gave them everything, the artists became puppets. what youve had since is a succession of manufactured acts, all sounding the same, all following the formula. whether you or anyone likes manufactured music is irrelevant. what is relevant though is that old men creating pop products have killed creativity in pop.

as for the op's post.... so what? 25 years is like the other day! worry when its 50 years, like the rolling stones! or beatles.
I always thought that song was appalling. But Kylie didn't end up being a puppet, she turned her career around. I Should Be So Lucky was a bit of a millstone for her at one time.

Here's Kylie's surprise performance at the Poetry Olympics.

I saw her interviewed about this, I think she said (through ever so slightly gritted teeth) that it was a cathartic moment.

She seems OK about the song now though, and performs different versions of it, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9px38NmR_4c

I also heard her singing a version on the radio once, it sounded like a sad lament from a middle aged Kylie about her lost loves (!)
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Old 18-02-2013, 00:51
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as for the op's post.... so what? 25 years is like the other day!
i assume the concept is quite simple, its nostalgic, retro. a concept not entirely alien to you considering your own nostalgic threads and while on one of your own retro trips you focused on music from only 8 years ago.
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Old 18-02-2013, 01:06
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SAW took away creativity from the youth, they gave them everything, the artists became puppets. what youve had since is a succession of manufactured acts, all sounding the same, all following the formula. whether you or anyone likes manufactured music is irrelevant. what is relevant though is that old men creating pop products have killed creativity in pop.
I'm not sure you can trace it precisely to this one ghastly Kylie song (I thought it might be the Rick Astley thing) but I agree that with the rise of moderately musical puppets like Kylie we have the slow death of creativity in modern pop.
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