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Spinning Around

Spinning Around
Single information
NameSpinning Around
ArtistKylie Minogue
AlbumLight Years
B-side"Cover Me with Kisses"
"Paper Dolls"
Released13 June 2000 (Germany)
19 June 2000
26 June 2000 (UK vinyl)
FormatCD single, Cassette single, Vinyl single
GenreDance-pop, disco, house
LabelParlophone, Mushroom
SongwriterIra Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul
ProducerMike Spencer
CertificationPlatinum (Australia)
Silver (UK)
Previous single"GBI: German Bold Italic"
Next single"On a Night Like This"

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"Spinning Around" is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi, and Paula Abdul, and produced by Mike Spencer. It was originally intended for Paula Abdul's "comeback" album. However, as the album never came into fruition, it was given to Minogue, who recorded it for her seventh studio album Light Years (2000). Musically, the song is a dance song with strong disco influences. Through the lyrics, Minogue declares that she is not the same person as before, and that she has reinvented herself.

"Spinning Around" was met with favorable reviews from music critics, some of who viewed the song as one of Minogue's best. It received chart success in Australia, as it became Minogue's first number-one single there since "Confide In Me" (1994). It later won Minogue the award for theBest Pop Release at the Fourteenth ARIA Music Awards, and was also certified Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The song topped the UK Singles Chart, her first there since "Tears on My Pillow" ten years earlier, and was certified Silver by British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The song also gave Minogue the honor of being one of three artists (the others being Madonna and U2) to have a number-one single in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. "Spinning Around" also made the top forty in eight more countries.

The accompanying music video for "Spinning Around", directed by Dawn Shadforth, showed Minogue in hot pants, dancing in a club. Recognized as one of Minogue's most iconic videos to date, it received rotation on many music video channels. Minogue performed the song on her "On a Night Like This Tour" (2001) and has since performed it on all her headlining tours, to date. Apart from the concert tour performances, she performed the song on the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, and the television specials An Audience with..., and later on her promotional concert "Money Can't Buy" (2003).

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