Wouldn't Change a Thing (Kylie Minogue song)

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"Wouldn't Change a Thing"
Kylie Minogue - Wouldn't Change a Thing.png
Single by Kylie Minogue
from the album Enjoy Yourself
B-side"It's No Secret"
Released24 July 1989
RecordedFebruary 1989 in London, England
Genre
Length3:14
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Hand on Your Heart"
(1989)
"Wouldn't Change a Thing"
(1989)
"Never Too Late"
(1989)
Music video
"Wouldn't Change a Thing" on YouTube

"Wouldn't Change a Thing" is a song performed by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue, recorded for her second studio album Enjoy Yourself (1989). The song was written by Stock Aitken Waterman, and was released on 24 July 1989 by Mushroom and PWL Records. The song was released as the second single off the album.

Musically, "Wouldn't Change a Thing" is like Minogue's previous singles, which is dance-pop related, with instruments including guitars, drum machine and tambourine effects. Commercially, the song received success on the charts, peaking in the top 20 in countries including Australia, Denmark, Finland, France and the United Kingdom, while just missing the top twenty in New Zealand.

Minogue has performed the song in most of her tours including Disco in Dream/The Hitman Roadshow, Enjoy Yourself Tour, Rhythm of Love Tour, Let's Get to It Tour, and Golden Tour. She also performed the song on a TV special entitled An Audience with Kylie (2001).

Background[edit]

"Wouldn't Change a Thing" was Minogue's second single from her second studio album Enjoy Yourself (1989). In the UK, the B side was "It's No Secret", which was released as a single in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in 1988. It was intended to be the fifth worldwide single release from the debut album Kylie but was cancelled in favour of "Hand on Your Heart" and therefore was released as the B-side to "Wouldn't Change a Thing". The song was released in the United States, but didn't generate much success.

This single was heavily promoted on UK TV while Kylie was recording her 2nd album Enjoy Yourself shortly after completing work on her first feature film The Delinquents.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Jason Shawahn from About.com said along with "Better the Devil You Know" and "What Do I Have to Do"; "are nothing if not pop masterpieces."[1] Bill Coleman from Billboard described the song as "a delicate dance/pop ditty". He added, "Take note of the pumpin' 12-inch mixes."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Commercially, "Wouldn't Change a Thing" received quite modest success, but nevertheless had good peaks. The song debuted at number ten in Minogue's home country Australia, staying there for two weeks. The song then rose to number six for one week, and stayed in the charts for eight weeks. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number thirty-four, until the next week it rose to number twenty-one peaking there, missing the top twenty. It stayed in the charts for five weeks. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number two, staying there for two consecutive weeks, being held off the top spot by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers's song "Swing The Mood". It descended the way out, and stayed on the charts for nine weeks.[3] The song debuted at number forty-four on the French Singles Chart, until rising to number twenty-four peaking there. It stayed in the charts for nine weeks. The song debuted at number ninety-seven on the Dutch Top 40, until rising to number forty-three, peaking there for two consecutive weeks. The song spent a total of seven weeks there. The song debuted at number twenty-seven on the Swiss Singles Chart, until falling out. The song then re-entered at number twenty-eight, until it fell out the next week.[4] The single sold 370,000 in UK.[5]

Music video[edit]

The video shows Kylie playfully enjoying herself in a garden in London, cut with studio shots of her performing the routine both casual and formal. She wears cut off jeans and a black chiffon shirt knotted at the middle and evening wear, a bustier and skirt made out of pearls, her dancers in, alternately, top-hat-and-tails and street wear.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certification and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom 370,000[30]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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