“The Loco-Motion” is a song originally written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King – originally written for Dee Dee Sharp, but he turned the song down. “The Loco-Motion” was first recorded by American singer Little Eva in 1962, and her version became a hit, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer and actress, released her version of “The Loco-Motion” on July 13, 1987 as her debut single under the title “Locomotion” topping the singles chart in Australia. On July 28, 1988, the re-recorded version produced by British hitmakers Stock Aitken Waterman was released worldwide with the title “The Loco-Motion”. This release, also a major success, reached the top five in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This version is included on her debut album, “Kylie”.
Kylie’s version of “The Loco-Motion” is a dance-pop rendition with a fresh and catchy sound. The song’s playful and energetic vibe matched Kylie’s bubbly personality, making it an instant success and introducing Kylie to a global audience and establishing her as an international pop sensation.
The music video for “The Loco-Motion” showcased Kylie’s youthful and vibrant image, featuring her dancing and singing in various settings. The video’s fun and colorful visuals added to the song’s appeal.
“The Loco-Motion” became Kylie Minogue’s breakthrough hit, launching her successful music career that has spanned decades. She went on to release numerous hit singles and albums, becoming one of the best-selling female artists in the music industry. Kylie’s version of “The Loco-Motion” remains a beloved classic and a fan favorite. It is often included in her live performances and greatest hits collections. The song’s enduring popularity is a testament to Kylie Minogue’s iconic status and her ability to create catchy and memorable pop songs that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.