Music critic Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has believed in Kylie’s talent and appeal since the very start of her musical career.
In this clip from We Should Be So Lucky he discusses the success of her first single ‘Locomotion’ (1987), despite the song’s lack of radio airplay. The clip includes a short excerpt of Kylie’s music video for the song, originally called ‘The Loco-Motion’, which was written in 1962 by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Her cover of the song reached No. 1 in Australia and (in an updated version released the following year) was a top five hit around the world including the UK, US, Canada and across Europe.
The confidence Kylie displays here is striking. The production values of the music clip show a deep understanding of the pop-loving young people she is targeting, with an extension of her effervescent girl-next-door role from the television soap, Neighbours.