Sunday, November 4, 2018

Musical Interlude: The Loco-Motion (1987-8)

Australia's Kylie Minogue peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 in 1988 with her cover of Little Eva's 1962 #1 hit, "The Loco-Motion". The Gerry Goffin-Carole King composition also struck the top of the charts for Grand Funk Railroad in 1974. Minogue hit #1 in her native Australia in 1987, and the song was re-recorded and produced by the hot team of Stock, Aikman & Waterman a year later for international consumption.

I would venture to say that at the time, Kylie might've been considered the heiress apparent to Australia's reigning queen of pop, as far as American audiences were concerned, Olivia Newton-John. Didn't happen. Kylie didn't have the consistent chart success as her countrywoman did in the 70's & 80's.

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