"La la la la la la la, I just can’t get you out of my head, boy your lovin’ is all I think about." You only have to read those lyrics and you can probably hear that hypnotic minimalist disco beat pounding and thumping in your brain. Even now that futuristic white hooded split dress from the video is probably being visualised in your brain. Iconic is almost an understatement. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head is Kylie Minogue’s greatest moment. The evidence? The song was a number one hit single in forty countries, selling a staggering four million copies. In the UK it stayed in the singles charts for half a year.
But commercial success aside, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head deserves to be in any list of greatest songs of the decade. Why? Because it is one of the perfect pop songs of all time, not just this decade. So, what defines perfect pop ? A catchy hook. Check. A great melody. Check. Not more than four minutes long. Check. Instant disposability combined with massive longevity? Check. A song that makes you feel alive? Double check. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head meets all the criteria. But the perfect pop song is not just about ticking all the boxes. It’s about connecting emotionally with the masses in a pure and perfect kiss. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head achieved this in a way that very few singles this decade have. Four million people can’t be wrong.