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The nation’s favourite Kylie song revealed by BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2 has revealed Your Ultimate Kylie Song, following a listener vote to discover the nation’s favourite Kylie song.

This comes ahead of Kylie’s headline set at Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester on Sunday 17 September.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head took the Number One spot. The 2001 hit came out on top ahead of Spinning Around from 2000 in second place, Better The Devil You Know from 1990 in third place, Confide In Me from 1994) in fourth and All The Lovers from 2010 rounding off the Top Five.

Kylie’s latest single, Padam Padam is in the Top 10, proving to be an immediate favourite for listeners and is her first Top 10 hit for 12 years.

Listeners were asked to vote for up to five of their favourite Kylie songs that have charted in the Top 100, which also included songs where she is a featured artist or part of a duet.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head is the lead single from Kylie’s eight studio album, Fever, first previewed by Kylie at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in Spring 2001.

The song was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis and reached Number One on charts in 40 countries worldwide.

It also topped the Australian Singles Chart and received a three-times Platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association. Globally, the song is estimated to have sold more than five million copies.

The full Top 40 countdown, Your Ultimate Kylie Song, hosted by Steve Wright is available on BBC Sounds from today, Monday 21 August and will be aired on Radio 2 on Monday 28th August from 4-7pm.

Steve Wright said: “Can’t Get You Out My Head is Your Ultimate Kylie Song and that’s no surprise – Kylie knew it was a special song from the very start, and we still think so, all these years later!

“I’ll be celebrating Kylie’s amazing catalogue of work with an epic countdown of her songs that you voted for… and what better way for us to get even more excited as Radio 2 In The Park fast approaches?”

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, added: “I’m delighted that Radio 2 listeners have voted the timeless anthem Can’t Get You Out of My Head as their favourite ever Kylie song.

“I hope everyone is as excited as I am to hear her perform this and many of her other hits at Radio 2 in the Park on Sunday 17th September, whether in the park in Leicester, at home on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, or live on iPlayer.”

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