I'm no fan of Kylie Minogue. I know I know - some think I should turn in my Gay Membership Card.
Morty will say she's a national treasure......just not to our nation, but Australia. But honestly, I'll give her this, the woman has endured.
I saw her video for "Locomotion" at the Columbus Eagle back in 1987 (I had to look up the date, because, while I'm good with my memory, I haven't bothered to track Minogue timelines).
In most towns, Eagles are considered leather bars. In Columbus, it was a bunch of drunk dancing queens, and they rushed out to dance to Ms. Minogue.
710 likes Kylie. I'd say we "own" some of her music, but I'm 89% sure it was "shared" from Napster. We even had a cat named Kylie, but it was not named for the singer.
Still "Locomotion" has been around 4evah.
When I was a kid - way back when (1974)- I assume the song's origins resided with Grand Funk Railroad, as it was the only version at that time that I knew. At some point, I got edgamucated that it was a Carole King - Gerry Goffin song that was a hit for Little Eva a year before I was born.
For the record, I still like Grand Funk Railroad's version the best.
...and for the record, the only version of the three listed her that didn't go to #1 o the charts was Kylie's. No worries........hers hit the top in Australia. Oh, and she and the powers that be changed the title to "the Loco-Motion".
Don't fuck with Carole King folks. Just don't.