Light Years

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Light Years
Album cover
Album by Kylie Minogue
Released October, 2000
Genre Pop, dance, disco
Length 54 min 26 sec
Record label Parlophone/Mushroom

Light Years is a 2000 album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It is her seventh album. It reached number two on the charts, and sold 300,000 copies in the UK. It was followed by the On a Night Like This tour. It is largely seen as her "comeback" album.

Track Listing

(*singles) (writers)
  1. "Spinning Around"* (Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi, and Paula Abdul) - Clip
  2. "On a Night Like This"* (Steve Torch, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor, and Brian Rawling)
  3. "So Now Goodbye" (Kylie Minogue, and Steve Anderson)
  4. "Disco Down" (Johnny Douglas)
  5. "Loveboat" (Kylie Minogue, Guy Chambers, and Robbie Williams)
  6. "Koocachoo" (Kylie Minogue, and Johnny Douglas)
  7. "Your Disco Needs You"* (Kylie Minogue, Guy Chambers, and Robbie Williams)
  8. "Please Stay"* (Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, and John Themis)
  9. "Bittersweet Goodbye" (Kylie Minogue, and Steve Anderson)
  10. "Butterfly"* (Kylie Minogue, and Steve Anderson)
  11. "Under the Influence of Love" (Paul Politi, and Barry Eugene White)
  12. "I'm So High" (Kylie Minogue, Guy Chambers, and Megan Smith)
  13. "Kids" (duet with Robbie Williams)* (Robbie Williams, and Guy Chambers) - Clip
  14. "Light Years" (Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, and Julian Gallagher)

The German, Spanish and Japanese versions of the album contain the track "Your Disco Needs You" with the French interval translated into their respective languages.

On some versions (including the UK, German and Spanish versions) there is also a hidden track "Password", played by either rewinding past the beginning of the CD, or continuing past the end.


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Another scene from the Spinning Around music video

Five singles were released from the album:

"Spinning Around" was released in June 2000. It debuted at number one in Australia and the UK. The single marked Minogue's return to mainstream pop music. The video involved Minogue dancing in a packed nightclub and started the tabloids' obsession with her.

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A scene from the Spinning Aroundmusic video

"On a Night Like This", released in September 2000 debuted at number one in the Australian charts and number two in the UK. The song's release coincided with Minogue's performance at the Sydney Olympic Games where she sang this song.

In October 2000, the duet with Robbie Williams (UK), "Kids", was released. The song, written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, reached number two in the UK. A different version of this song with a spoken fadeout rap by Robbie Williams appeared on his album Sing When You're Winning.

"Please Stay" was released in December 2000 and made the top ten in the UK and the top twenty in Australia.

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Your Disco Needs You album cover

"Your Disco Needs You" became an underground hit. It was released as a single in Germany and Australia.

The dance track "Butterfly" proved popular in the club scene. After a remix in 2001, the track was issued in the USA where it was a minor hit in the Billboard charts.

External link

Kylie Minogue albums and selected singles

Studio albums
Kylie | Enjoy Yourself | Rhythm of Love
Let's Get To It | Kylie Minogue | Impossible Princess
Light Years | Fever | Body Language
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Compilation/live albums
Greatest Hits | Intimate and Live | Hits +
Confide In Me | Greatest Hits 1987-1997 | Ultimate Kylie

Selected singles
The Locomotion | Kids | Your Disco Needs You
Can't Get You Out Of My Head | Love At First Sight | Come Into My World


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