Light Years

Label
EMI UK
Release date
1 Mar 2003
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
63:08

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around 3:27 141,624
2 Kylie Minogue - On a Night Like This 3:31 109,775
3 Kylie Minogue - So Now Goodbye 3:37 16,922
4 Kylie Minogue - Disco Down 3:57 16,759
5 Kylie Minogue - Loveboat 4:10 15,782
6 Kylie Minogue - Koocachoo 4:00 14,360
7 Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You 3:33 38,909
8 Kylie Minogue - Please Stay 4:08 41,327
9 Kylie Minogue - Bittersweet Goodbye 3:43 13,748
10 Kylie Minogue - Butterfly 4:07 18,493
11 Kylie Minogue - Under the Influence of Love 3:23 13,303
12 Kylie Minogue - I'm So High 3:33 13,407
13 Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids 4:20 1,837
14 Kylie Minogue - Light Years 4:49 19,043
15 Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (German Version Containing Hidden Track 'Password') 8:50 45

About this album

Light Years is the seventh studio album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released on 25 September 2000 by Parlophone. The album’s style was indicative of her return to “mainstream pop dance tunes”. Light Years received mixed to favourable reviews from music critics, with some appreciating her fresh new pop roots and dance music. Two weeks after debuting at number two on the Australian Albums Chart, the album reached the top position, making it Minogue’s first number-one album in her native Australia. It was later certified four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

The album combined a fresh dance-pop sound with elements of disco and house music. The opening track and lead single “Spinning Around” was composed around a disco foundation. It was co-written by American singer Paula Abdul, who planned on it being her own comeback single. However, Abdul’s album never came to fruition so Parlophone attained the song and gave it to Minogue. The lyrics bore a resemblance to Minogue’s own career, quite coincidentally considering she had not written the song, nor was it written specifically for her. “On a Night Like This” was noted for its house and europop sound. Released as the second single, Minogue also performed the song at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

“So Now Goodbye” was written by Minogue and Steve Anderson. It contained a mixture of disco and house music styles. “Disco Down” showcased a modern dance-pop/house sound, while also embodying synthpop and electronic styles, as did the title track “Light Years”. Both songs were considered highlights of the album and were praised as being futuristic.

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  • GetOuttaMyWay1

    summer 2000, BEST MEMORIES.

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • EDsebert

    Love this album, love this cover. Perfection for sure <3

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    It's certainly a little scattershot but it's still one of her best really.

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • DDDiego___

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does't like this album! I was feeling guilty!

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • danielxdarko

    Far from her best album, but it's strongest moments are really strong. Might be my favorite of her album covers.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • gabiuspears

    too gay to function

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • romeo180295

    i don't like this album

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Egrooj

    One of the best albums of the 2000s! [3] Definitely one of the best disco albums since the '70s.[2] My favourite Kylie album ♥ [2]

    22 Jan 2014 Reply
  • seedyspaceman

    The cover is so Camny-esque it makes up for the wrong costume in the movie.

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • il-onka

    My favourite Kylie album ♥

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Can_you_feel_it

    This was the first album i ever loved of Kylie. Not my favorite, but Light years is in my heart ♥ [2] ---- Zeitloses Album -----

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • backtostripped

    This was the first album i ever loved of Kylie. Not my favorite, but Light years is in my heart ♥

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Aphrodite and X are nowhere near as good as her first three '00s albums - that's a fact.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • LadyGagaQueen

    > Fever > Aphrodite > X:> Body Language > Light Years

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • burnthediscoout

    Body Language > Light Years > Fever > Aphrodite > X.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Revello1630

    Definitely one of the best disco albums since the '70s. [2]

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • privatepower

    X > Light Years > Aphrodite > Fever > Body Language ♥

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    One of the best albums of the 2000s! [2] Definitely one of the best disco albums since the '70s.

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Fever > Body Language > Light Years > Aphrodite > X.

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ka_Ching

    Kylie 00s: Fever > Aphrodite > X > Light Years > Body Language.

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
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