Lyrically, it discusses Minogue's obsession with her love interest. Some music critics praised the song's production, Minogue's vocals and labelled it a highlight on Fever. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot chart and it was Minogue's breakthrough commercial success in the country. As of , it had sold over five million copies worldwide.
Dawn Shadforth directed the music video for "Can't Get You Out of My Head", which features Minogue dancing against futuristic backdrops; the white jumpsuit that she wears in the video became an iconic fashion statement. Minogue had included the song on the set lists for most of her concert tours since its release. In , Minogue re-recorded the song for inclusion on her orchestral compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. In , singer Cathy Dennis and songwriter Rob Davis had been brought together by Universal Publishing , to work on new material.
For "Can't Get You Out of My Head", the session started off by Davis generating a bpm drum loop on the programme Cubasemusic equipped with an acoustic guitar , on which Dennis improvised with the line "I just can't get you out of my head", which later became the song's lyric.
Davis and Dennis recalled that the recording process was "very natural and fluid" and that did not rely on heavy instrumentation.
Impressed by the song's upbeat production that he found appealing to clubgoers, Nelson booked it for Minogue to record. The song does not follow the common verse-chorus structure but is composed instead with numerous fragmented sections.
The song is about an obsession with whom The Guardian ' s Dorian Lansky described as "mystery" as she never reveals the identity of the object of her infatuation and suggested that the person could be "a partner, an evasive one-night stand or someone who doesn't know she exists".
Chris True of AllMusic picked the song as a highlight of Fever , commenting that it "pulses and grooves like no other she's recorded". In , The Guardian critic Everett True defined "Can't Get You Out of My Head" as "one of those rare moments in pop: sleek and chic and stylish and damnably danceable, but with a darker element hidden in plain sight".
Calling the song "a happy accident", Adams praised its natural flow and deemed it an epitome for a song programmed by a computer. Reviewing the The Abbey Road Sessions ' version of the song, Tim Sendra of AllMusic felt that "most interesting reboot" in the album took place on "Can't Get You Out of My Head", saying that the "insistent strings push the song along with tightly coiled electricity that is impossible to resist".
The song was also certified gold in Belgium,  and New Zealand,  platinum in Austria,  France,  Germany,  Greece,  the Netherlands,  Norway,  South Africa,  Sweden,  and Switzerland,  and double-platinum in Italy. Shadforth and music critic Paul Morley took the comments on Minogue's looks into consideration to comment on her as a "creative, experimental artist" by showcasing her face close to the camera lens in the music video.
The video begins with Minogue driving a De Tomaso Mangusta sports car while singing the song. She has wavy light brown hair and is seen wearing a white tracksuit. The setting changes to a room where Minogue, with straight light brown hair and sporting bright crimson lipstick, is seen striking various poses in a hooded white jumpsuit with a neckline plunging down to her navel.
In it, Morley "turned the lonely drive she [Minogue] made in the song's video towards a city [ The two felt the videos were representative of the raced depictions of white and black women in colonial times and pop culture, respectively. A "slower, darker version" of the song was included on Minogue's Kiss Me Once Tour —15 set list;  Alice Vincent of The Daily Telegraph noted that the version sampled Lil Louis ' single, " French Kiss ", which according to her gave it "an unrecognisable refresh".
Author Lee Barron, in his essay The Seven Ages of Kylie Minogue: Postmodernism, Identity, and Performative Mimicry, noted that the song "further established Minogue's cultural and commercial relevance in the new millennium". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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