80s Song of the Day: The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue

You gotta swing your hips now
Come on baby, jump up, hmmm jump back
Oh well I think you got the knack


Originally released on July 20, 1987, a re-recorded version of The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue was released worldwide on July 28, 1988, with I’ll Still Be Loving You as the B side. This version, which appeared on the album Kylie, was a major international success. It is a cover of the 1962 song by Little Eva.

The song debuted at No. 2, where it remained for four weeks, on the UK Singles Chart. It was the highest entry on the chart by a female artist. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Minogue’s first single to reach the Top 10 in the United States. It was a No. 1 hit in her native Australia and in several other countries.

Watch the music video for the song.


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