Kylie Minogue’s 15 most underrated tracks EVER

As heat Radio goes all out to celebrate her 50th birthday

Kylie Minogue

by Carl Smith and Steve Simms |
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It sort of goes without saying that Kylie Minogue's got some absolute BANGERS in her back catalogue. With a career spanning four decades, she's smashed with everything from balls-to-the-wall electropop bops (doesn't that just roll off the tongue?) to country-tinged classics.

But what about those cruelly-underrated hidden gems that rarely get a look-in?

Well today, on the Queen of Pop's 50th birthday, we're showing some love to those album tracks, covers and deep cuts that deserve that same classic status as Can't Get You Out of My Head.

So pump up your speakers, grab a prosecco and celebrate 31 years of pure pop perfection in style.

15. Can't Get Blue Monday Out of My Head

WHAT. A. MASH. UP. Kylie performed this New Order/CGYOoMH hybrid at the 2002 BRIT Awards.

14. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

Kylie's electro cover of The Eurythmics classic from her Aphrodite Les Folies show in London was arguably on par with the original. Don't @ us.

13. The Winner Takes It All

Kylie? Dannii? A cover of one of the greatest pop songs of all time? There was no way this wasn't making the list.

12. I Guess I Like It Like That

This often-forgotten gem samples 2 Unlimited's Get Ready for This, Freestyle Orchestra's Keep On Pumping It Up AND Salt-N-Pepa's I Like it Like That. Blimey.

11. Time Will Pass You By

The M People vibes on this track from 1994's Kylie Minogue are REAL.

10. I Should Be So Lucky (from The Abbey Road Sessions)

Only a true icon can cover themselves, let's be honest. This slowed-down orchestral version of her monster hit takes it to brand new places. Dreamy.

9. Shocked (Harding & Curnow 12'' Mix)

Totally different to the original with an almost Thriller-esque feel. 7-and-a-half minutes of sheer pop perfection.

8. Especially for You (with Kermit the Frog)

We're not sure how Jason Donovan feels about being replaced by a Muppet, but we'd say it's a pretty great swap.

7. Give Me Just a Little More Time

This cover of Chairmen of the Board's '70s tune reached number 2 in 1992.

6. Do You Dare

The b-side to Give Me Just a Little More Time's an unapologetic, high-energy BANGER. Some fans bought the single for this track alone.

5. Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)

Imagine the lead single from Kylie's latest country-inspired album Golden was released in the '80s; it'd basically sound like a Pet Shop Boys track. Nice work, Initial Talk.

4. Some Kind of Bliss

Ah, Kylie's indie phase. The Manic Street Preachers wrote and produced this, so if you ever thought Kylie should be lead singer of the Manics, here’s what it'd sound like.

3. GBI (German Bold Italic) (with Towa Tei)

This is a dance track produced by Japanese/American producer and former member of Deee-Lite (who did Groove Is in the Heart, remember?) and it’s probably the only song ever written about a font. Kylie doesn’t really sing in this - she just talks and laughs a bit - but it’s great fun!

2. Timebomb

Released as one-off single from special edition box set K25 Capsule celebrating 25 years of Kylie’s music. We challenge you not to have this stuck in your head for the rest of the week.

1. The Magic Roundabout

Think of this as Kylie's answer to Electric Light Orchestra's Mr. Blue Sky. From the movie version of the classic cartoon The Magic Roundabout, this track references Spinning Around (!)

Kylie provided the voice of Florence in the movie, with her pal Robbie Williams as Dougal.

Celebrate Kylie's 50th birthday with her greatest hits ALL DAY on heat Radio. We'll be counting down her most popular songs, voted for by YOU, at 5pm.

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