Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Project 52 (27/52): I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue

.:Project 52 (27/52): I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue:.

Love At First Sight. Spinning Around. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. The freaking Locomotion. Kylie Minogue was an 80’s, then a 90’s, then a 00’s icon (and gay icon), perhaps eclipsed in her weight class only by Madonna herself.

And she’s performing in Manila tonight.

With all the rumors in the past about Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley being the same person but sped up or sped down respectively, Kylie has always been quite an attraction throughout her career, whether by churning out hits like the one above, or starring in terrible movies with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Not pictured: Kylie’s proudest career moment.

All joking aside, her longevity in show business and her amazing talent is testament to the tremendous star power and immense talent she possesses. It also doesn’t hurt that at 43 years of age, she is still smoking hot, and men want to be with her, women want to be her, and some gay men want to be her, too. Her underwear commercial for Agent Provocateur certainly proved that in spades.

Out of all her songs, I went with “I Should Be So Lucky” simply because I really liked the upbeat nature of the song, especially when slowing it down makes you wonder if Rick Astley was actually doing the vocals, rather than Ms. Minogue. There’s just something about being reminded that you are so lucky to be in love when it’s with the right person, and Kylie’s infectious energy just really makes this song very memorable, and less LSS-inducing and annoying than “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.”

I won’t be catching the concert of this pop icon tonight, but I hope the people who will be enjoy this rare opportunity to catch a real specimen of talent at work. I wish I were there.

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