Can’t Get You Out of My Head – 2001

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Fever (2001). The song was released in Australia by Parlophone as the lead single from the album on 8 September 2001. It was released on 17 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single was released on 18 February 2002. Written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is a midtempo dance-pop song which lyrically details Minogue’s obsession towards her lover. The song is famous for its “la la la” hook.

In addition to positive reviews from music critics, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” found commercial success on a large scale. It peaked at number one on the charts of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and every other European country excluding Finland. It also topped the charts of Minogue’s native country Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Minogue’s biggest hit in the region since “The Loco-Motion”. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” reportedly reached number one in 40 countries across the globe. It was certified triple-platinum in Australia, double-platinum in the United Kingdom, and gold in the United States.

Following its release, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” ranked on a number of decade-end lists compiled by magazines such as the Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and NME. It is considered to be Minogue’s strongest commercial breakthrough in the United States and is said to have been the reason behind the success of its parent album Fever in the region. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is also recognised as Minogue’s signature song and was a defining point in her musical career. In 2012, the song was re-recorded for inclusion in Minogue’s orchestral compilation album The Abbey Road Sessions.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”.

CD single

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – 3:50
“Boy” – 3:47
“Rendezvous at Sunset” – 3:23
Digital download[114]
“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – 3:52
“Boy” – 3:48

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (Kiss Me Once Tour studio version)