Kylie’s duet with Robbie Williams

Kylie’s duet with Robbie Williams
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This excerpt from Molly Presents the Divas (2006) focuses on Kylie Minogue’s duet with Robbie Williams. ‘Kids’ appeared on Kylie’s Light Years (2000) and Williams' Sing When You're Winning (2000) albums.

Williams and Guy Chambers wrote the song with Minogue in mind and also co-wrote another single from Light Years, the fan-favourite 'Your Disco Needs You', with Kylie.

In this excerpt Kylie talks with her long-time friend Molly Meldrum about her love of duets with other artists, commenting that every collaboration changes her.

Kylie’s story is illustrated using two clips from the ‘Kids’ music video, directed by Simon Hilton. These clips contain nods to the flirtatious dancing of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease (Randal Kleiser, USA, 1978), while the final shot taken of them from above borrows from the visual lexicon of Busby Berkley – giving the video an impressive, expansive vibe.

As she notes in the interview, her duets with Nick Cave and Robbie are totally different. Other Kylie duet partners include Jimmy Little, Ben Lee, The Wiggles and of course Jason Donovan.

‘Kids’ appears in the computer game Grand Theft Auto V (2013) on its fictional radio station Non Stop Pop. The song was a No. 2 hit in the UK and made the top ten in New Zealand, Mexico, Portugal, Hungary, Iceland and Argentina and the top 20 in Australia, where it was certified gold.

Notes by Beth Taylor