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Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
You Can't Ask That - Can't Get You Out of My Head - Netflix
“Can't Get You Out of My Head” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album, titled Fever, which she released in 2001. The song was released in Australia by Parlophone as the lead single from the album on 8 September 2001. It was released on 17 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single was released on 18 February 2002. Jointly written, composed, and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, “Can't Get You Out of My Head” is a midtempo dance-pop song which lyrically details its narrator's obsession towards her lover. The song is famous for its “la la la” hook. In addition to acclaim from music critics, “Can't Get You Out of My Head” found commercial success on a large scale. It peaked at number one on the charts of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and every other European country excluding Finland. It also topped the charts of Minogue's native Australia and of Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Minogue's biggest hit in the region since “The Loco-Motion”. “Can't Get You Out of My Head” reportedly reached number one in 40 countries across the globe. It was certified triple-platinum in Australia, double-platinum in the United Kingdom, and gold in the United States. It became Minogue's first single to sell in excess of one million copies in the United Kingdom, where it also stands as the 28th best-selling single of the millennium. As of 2013, the song was Minogue's highest selling single and one of the best-selling singles of all time, with worldwide sales exceeding five million. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dawn Shadforth, and featured Minogue performing various dance routines in different futuristic backdrops. It became notable for the revealing hooded white jumpsuit Minogue wore during one of the scenes. The song has been performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours as of 2017, with the exception of the Anti Tour. Following its release, “Can't Get You Out of My Head” ranked on a number of decade-end lists compiled by magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and NME. It is considered to be Minogue's strongest commercial breakthrough in the United States and is said to have been the reason behind the success of its parent album Fever in the region. “Can't Get You Out of My Head” is also recognized as Minogue's signature song and was a defining point in her musical career. In 2012, the song was re-recorded for inclusion in Minogue's orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions.
You Can't Ask That - Composition - Netflix
“Can't Get You Out of My Head” is a “robotic” midtempo dance-pop song, with a tempo of 126 beats per minute. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by EMI Music Publishing, Minogue's vocal range spans from C4 to D5. Minogue chants a “la la la” hook in the song, which is often heralded as its most appealing part. BBC Radio 2 noted that the composition of the song is “deceptively simple, but its veins run with the whole history of electronic music.” They described the song's bassline as “pulsing,” and recognised influences of English rock band New Order and German electronic music band Kraftwerk. The song does not follow the common verse-chorus structure and is instead composed of numerous “misplaced sections.” Dennis reasoned that these sections “somehow work together” as she and Davis “didn't try to force any structure after the event. The seeds were watered and they very quickly sprouted into something bigger than any of us.” Likewise, Davis commented: “It breaks a few rules as it starts with a chorus and in comes the 'la's'– that is what confused my publisher [Fuller] when he first heard it.” Through the lyrics of the song, its singer expresses an obsession with an anonymous figure. Dorian Lynskey from The Guardian termed the song a “mystery” as Minogue never reveals the identity of her object of infatuation. The critic suggested that the person Minogue is referring to is either “a partner, an evasive one-night stand or someone who doesn't know she exists.” Writing for the same newspaper, Everett True identified a “darker element” in the simple lyrics and felt this sentiment was echoed in Minogue's restrained vocals. Further, True emphasised that while Minogue's 1987 single “I Should Be So Lucky” had presented an optimistic romantic future, “Can't Get You Out of My Head” focuses on an “unhealthy” and potentially destructive obsession. He also noted that in the former song, Minogue played “the wide-eyed ingénue with alacrity,” but in the latter song she is aware of the harmful nature of her infatuation, calling it a “desire that is wholly dependent on her own self-control.” In late 2012, “Can't Get You Out of My Head” was re-recorded by Minogue for inclusion in her orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. On the album, Minogue reworked 16 of her past songs with an orchestra, which, according to Nick Levine from BBC Music, “re-imagine them without the disco glitz and vocal effects.” The Abbey Road Sessions-version of “Can't Get You Out of My Head” features a “more dramatic, fully fleshed out” musical arrangement, and follows a pizzicato playing technique, in which the strings of a string instrument are continuously plucked.
You Can't Ask That - References - Netflix