Kylie Minogue

I wonder why Enjoy Yourself was not a single? It's a lot stronger than Wouldn't Change A Thing and Tears On My Pillow, which are both surprising singles for me.

Kylie wanted it as a single early on, but 'I'm Over Dreaming (Over You)' was the only one in contention to be a fifth single release.
 
I wonder why Enjoy Yourself was not a single? It's a lot stronger than Wouldn't Change A Thing and Tears On My Pillow, which are both surprising singles for me.

I think you have to look at the context of how the era was playing out. I largely suspect that "Wouldn't Change A Thing" was the strongest of the material for the album in its earliest stages which gave it the legs up for second single (I've always had the impression that "Hand on Your Heart" was recorded ahead of the rest of the pack). I mean, I love it, it's that mid-tempo summer bop, but the follow up and slightly harder banging "Never Too Late" being her first SAW single not to go Top 2 probably shook their confidence a little. I'm not too sure of the timeline here (I was 6 years old) but I think the Kylie/SAW blowback probably started to gain real traction around this time and releasing the cute cover song in the January singles chart wasteland while Kylie had her retro movie out likely seemed like a good idea to disguise the downward trend.

While six year old me would be gutted that "Enjoy Yourself" or "I'm Over Dreaming (Over You)" never got their moments in the limelight, thirty-eight year old me thinks it was probably for the best to close that era and move on.
 
Surely Tears on my Pillow was recorded and released because of the movie, no? I doubt it would have ended up on the album otherwise.

Possibly, but there was a motown/doo-wop revival in the UK in the late 80s so there's the possibility that Uncle Pete said to Kylie "hey kid, what's your favourite out of these three songs that I've already cleared. Whatever ones you don't do, Sonia and Jason get" with the intention of sticking it on both the album and with an eye to putting it on the soundtrack.
 
I think you have to look at the context of how the era was playing out. I largely suspect that "Wouldn't Change A Thing" was the strongest of the material for the album in its earliest stages which gave it the legs up for second single (I've always had the impression that "Hand on Your Heart" was recorded ahead of the rest of the pack). I mean, I love it, it's that mid-tempo summer bop, but the follow up and slightly harder banging "Never Too Late" being her first SAW single not to go Top 2 probably shook their confidence a little. I'm not too sure of the timeline here (I was 6 years old) but I think the Kylie/SAW blowback probably started to gain real traction around this time and releasing the cute cover song in the January singles chart wasteland while Kylie had her retro movie out likely seemed like a good idea to disguise the downward trend.

While six year old me would be gutted that "Enjoy Yourself" or "I'm Over Dreaming (Over You)" never got their moments in the limelight, thirty-eight year old me thinks it was probably for the best to close that era and move on.

Never Too Late was not a strong single, it did as well as it could. People had the album already. Also all my friends made fun of her cowboy look and dance routine. It wasn't a great single. Tears On My Pillow wasn't exciting but it was another Sealed With A Kiss scenario, a cute, catchy cover kids and mums loved.
 
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It's a shame that the Anti-Tour never received an official release, but I think that the label was right to pull its release in fear of oversaturation. Kylie had already released The Best Of Kylie Minogue and The Abbey Road Sessions in 2012. Another release would've been pushing it.

That being said, if they had to scrap one of those releases, I would've scrapped The Best Of Kylie Minogue, which was a mess in terms of tracklisting.
 
I don’t even count that Best Of as official, being that it didn’t even have the new single Timebomb on it. What was the point?
That Best Of from 20212, just NO. Ok, I of course still caved it and got it for the DVD with it mainly. And I didn't mind the use of past single logos for make up the back artwork cover not to mention all the various Kylie logos on the discs themselves. But, for an 25th anniversary release, it really was poor. Just 1 disc (CD), and an rather odd tracklist too. I still refuse to believe that like they claimed at the time fans chose it. Only one Rhythm Of Love single being on it and yet Tears On My Pillow was, says it all.
 
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That Best Of from 20212, just NO. Ok, I of course still caved it and got in for the DVD with it mainly. And I didn't mind the use of past single logos for make up the back artwork cover not to mention all the various Kylie logos on the discs themselves. But, for an 25th anniversary release, it really was poor. Just 1 disc (CD), and an rather odd tracklist too. I still refuse to believe that like they claimed at the time fans chose it. Only one Rhythm Of Love single being on it and yet Teats On My Pillow was, says it all.

That's a whole different song.
 
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