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"Can't Get You out of My Head" is a dance-pop song recorded by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Fever (2001). It was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis. Released as the album's lead single in the third quarter of 2001 (see 2001 in music), it reached number one in 40 countries and has sold over four million copies worldwide. The song became Minogue's first U.S. top-ten single in thirteen years and is recognised as Minogue's signature song. In Kylie's biography the song's chart history is cited in describing it as Minogue's most successful hit to date.

Music video

The accompanying music video for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was directed by Dawn Shadforth. It shows Minogue driving towards a futuristic city and back-up dancers in various futuristic costumes dancing in a highly stylized manner. It then focuses on Minogue in a sporty outfit, after which she is seen with other dancers in a computer-generated futuristic city. Her white, hooded costume, with plunging necklines and revealing slits, was widely discussed both for its fashion style and for Minogue's overt sexual posturing. Lastly, she appears with a curly hairdo in a metal-like costume. The metallic flapper dress is a tribute to Róisín Murphy's dress in Shadforths videoclip for Moloko's "Sing It Back". The dancers wear red and black costumes synonymous with the German electronic band Kraftwerk and the dance troupe also bares a striking resemblance to those backing dancers present on Madonna's Drowned Worled tour from 2001, the placing of headphones on their heads and robotic movements draw inspiration from the Music/funk segment of the tour. Later in his book La La La, William Baker conceeded that the robotic dance within the video was purposely developed to give Minogue an association with a dance the way Madonna had developed an association with Vogueing, he felt that at this stage in her career it was important for Minogue to set trends and not follow them the way Madonna had before her.

In 2002, the video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography. It was voted the third best video of all time by viewers of MTV Italy.

Release history

Region Date
United Kingdom
United States



Minogue scored her seventh chart-topper on the Australian Singles Chart when "Can't Get You Out of My Head" debuted at number-one on September 23, 2001. The song spent four weeks at the top and became the third best-selling single of the year, only behind LeAnn Rimes' "Can't Fight the Moonlight" and Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me". The Australian Recording Industry Association certified it three-times platinum for shipping 210,000 copies. Additionally, the song peaked at number-one on the New Zealand Singles Charts and stayed there for three weeks. It was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

"Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached the top spot in every single European country bar Finlandmarker, where it peaked at number five. The song spent sixteen weeks at number-one on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles and was replaced by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman's "Somethin' Stupid" in January, 2002. Notably, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number-one for a week on the French and the German Singles Chart, where it sold over 500,000 copies in each country and was certified platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry respectively. The single sold over 306,000 copies in its first week of release, resulting in a number-one debut on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent four weeks at the top. By the end of the years, the single had sold 1,037,235 units, making it the third highest-selling single of 2001, only behind Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" and Hear'Say's "Pure and Simple". To date, it has sold over 1.1 million copies and is ranked as the 67th best-selling of all-time in Britain. Eventually, the British Phonographic Industry certified it platinum. Additionally, Minogue is part of a group of seven female acts with million-selling singles, which includes singers Whitney Houston, Cher, Céline Dion, among others. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is Minogue's second million-seller in the U.K., the first being the No. 2 hit "Especially for You", a collaboration with Jason Donovan released in 1988. With over four million sales worldwide, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is Minogue's most successful single to date.

Following the success achieved around the world, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was released in North America in 2002. The single originally appeared at number twenty-three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles on January 5. Two weeks later it debuted at number sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number seven in its ninth week on the chart. Thus, becoming Minogue's first top ten hit in the U.S. since "The Loco-Motion", which peaked at number three for two weeks in 1988. The song spent twenty weeks on the chart and landed at number forty-five on Billboard magazine's year-end chart. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was an all-around hit on Top 40 radio, reaching the top ten on the Top 40 Mainstream, the Top 40 Tracks and the Rhythmic Top 40, which helped the single to peaked at number eight on the Hot 100 Airplay. Additionally, the song topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart. In its original physical release, the single experienced weak sales peaking at number seventy-two on the Hot 100 Singles Sales. However, on August 15, 2005, the Recording Industry Association of America certified it gold for selling over 500,000 digital downloads in the U.S.


In August 2009, American music magazine Pitchfork listed "Can't Get You Out of My Head" in their Top 500 tracks of the 2000s at number 37.Tim Finney said about the song: "How did Kylie make one of the decade's finest dance-pop anthems? By offering less: less singing, less melody, less feeling. What's left is a buzzy, insatiable desire, an itch you can't scratch but maybe can dance out. Kylie is a diva more than singer, understanding intuitively how each coy purr, each insouciant whisper can speak to and for the lust of her audience. The point is not to want her, but to want what she wants: In the right environment, dancing to Can't Get You Out of My Head traces a shared history of hopeful flirtations, irresistible seductions, inevitable disappointments, and the helpless compulsion to repeat the cycle again. If its sleek, synthetic surfaces feel hollow, it's because fantasy is hollow, a shell for impossible expectation."

Awards and chart achievements

  • The song was nominated in two categories of the Aria Awards in Australia: "Highest selling Australian single" and "Single of the Year"
  • The single becomes the most played track on German radio ever within one week
  • "Can't Get You Out of My Head" received over 3000 radio plays in one week in the UK, the first time in the history of the Airplay Chart that any track has been played over 3000 times in a week
  • The song finished its release year in the United Kingdommarker as the 3rd biggest single, the number 1 most played song of the year, and at 8 weeks in the top position, the most weeks at No. 1 in the history of the UK Airplay Chart
  • The music video won the Award for "Best Choreography" in a video at the American MTV Awards
  • The video further won major awards at the UK Creative and Design Awards including: "Best Pop Video" and "Best Video of 2001"
  • Popular British music magazine NME named the work as the best video of the year
  • In Greecemarker it becomes EMI’s biggest selling single of all time
  • The work was the biggest selling single of the year in Norwaymarker
  • The song was nominated for "Best International Video" at Canada's the Much Music Video Awards
  • The work won 3 Ivor Novello Awards honouring British song and music writers: "Best International Single", "Best Dance Record" and "Most Played Record of The Year"

Formats and track listing

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Can't Get You Out of My Head."

International CD 1 (CDRS6562/8798640)
  1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" — 3:51
  2. "Boy" — 3:47
  3. "Rendezvous at Sunset" — 3:23
  4. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [Video]

International CD 2 (CDR6562/8798642)
  1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" — 3:51
  2. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [K&M Mindprint Mix] — 6:34
  3. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [Plastika Mix] — 9:26

International CD 3 (7243 87986923)
  1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" — 3:51
  2. "Boy" — 3:47
*European CD 3 has a cardboard sleeve — not released in Germany.

Australia CD 2 (020552)
  1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" — 3:51
  2. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [K&M Mindprint Mix] — 6:34
  3. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [Plastika Mix] — 9:26
  4. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" [Superchumbo Todo Mamado Mix] — 8:32

Additional remixes

Soulwax has made two remixes of the song.

Live Performances

Kylie performed the song on the following concert tours: The song was also performed on:


Weekly Charts

Chart (2001) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 1
Belgian Flemish Singles Chart 1
Belgian Walloon Singles Chart 1
Danish Singles Chart 1
Dutch Singles Chart 1
European Hot 100 Singles 1
Finnish Singles Chart 5
French SNEP Singles Chart 1
German Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 1
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 1
Chart (2002) Peak
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

All-Time Charts

Country Position
United Kingdom 67

Annual Charts

Year Country Position
2001 Australia 3
Austria 1
Belgium (Flanders) 8
Belgium (Wallonia) 5
France 8
Germany 6
Switzerland 1
United Kingdom 3
2002 Austria 50
France 36
Germany 15
Switzerland 26
United States 12


Country Certifier Certification Sales or
Australia ARIA 3× Platinum 210,000
Austria IFPI Platinum 30,000
Belgium 2× Platinum 80,000
France SNEP Platinum 500,000
Germany IFPI Platinum 500,000
New Zealand RIANZ Gold 7,500
Norway IFPI Platinum 20,000
Sweden IFPI Platinum 60,000
Switzerland IFPI Platinum 40,000
United Kingdom BPI Platinum 1,100,000
United States RIAA Gold 800,000

Cover versions

Album versions

Live versions


  3. Discography – 2001+. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  5. Coldplay — "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (cover). YouTube. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  6. Tori Amos — "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (cover). YouTube. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  7. Matchbox — "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (cover). "YouTube". Retrieved April 26, 2008.

Further reading

The Complete Kylie, Simon Sheridan, Reynolds & Hearn Books (February 2009). (2nd ed.) ISBN 1905287895

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