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Kylie Minogue’s Official Number 2 Singles’ Sales Revealed

22/03/2014

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Kylie Minogue Number 2

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She may have had seven Number 1s, but Kylie has had even more Number 2s, and we've been through them all. If you know what we mean.

The Australian pop princess is just one behind Madonna when it comes to singles that have peaked at Number 2 (if you count Madge's feature on Britney's Me Against The Music, which we do).

When we counted down Kylie's chart-toppers last week, lots of you asked for sales of her Number 2s and we were more than happy to oblige. We’ve crunched the numbers, scoured the archives and can now present Kylie’s Number 2 hits ranked in sales order…

Kylie Minogue Number 2s

11. I Believe In You (2004)

SALES: 150,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Band Aid 20Do They Know It’s Christmas?
CHART FACT: This was the second time Kylie was kept off the top by a charity single.

10. On A Night Like This (2000)

SALES: 170,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: ModjoLady

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9. Confide In Me (1994)

SALES: 183,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Wet Wet WetLove Is All Around
CHART FACT: The week Confide In Me went in at Number 2, just behind it was Youssou N’Dour’s 7 Seconds FT Neneh Cherry at Number 3.

8. Love At First Sight (2002)

SALES: 195.000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Elvis Vs JXLA Little Less Conversation

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7. Kids (with Robbie Williams) (2000)

SALES: 235,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: U2Beautiful Day
CHART FACT: Kids hit Number 2 just a month after On A Night Like This, giving Kylie her first consecutive Number 2 singles since 1988.

6. Got To Be Certain (1988)

SALES: 315,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: Three
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Wet Wet WetWith A Little Help From My Friends
CHART FACT: This was the first time Wet Wet Wet blocked a Kylie song from going Number 1. They’d go on to do it another TWO times!

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5. Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi (1988)

SALES: 325,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: Three
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Enya Orinoco Flow
CHART FACT: Kylie’s third single in a row to stay at Number 2 for at least three weeks.

4. Give Me Just A Little More Time (1992)

SALES: 325,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: One
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Wet Wet Wet (again!) – Goodnight Girl

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3. Better The Devil You Know (1990)

SALES: 329,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: Two
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Adamski – Killer

2. Wouldn’t Change A Thing (1989)

SALES: 370,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: Two
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Jive Bunny & The MastermixersSwing The Mood
CHART FACT: Wouldn’t Change A Thing has sold more than three of Kylie’s Number 1 singles.

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1. The Loco-Motion (1988)

SALES: 425,000
WEEKS AT NUMBER 2: Four
KEPT OFF NUMBER 1 BY: Yazz & The Plastic PopulationThe Only Way is Up.
CHART FACT: Kylie was leading sales most of the week, until a huge sales increase on the Saturday sprang Yazz to the top of the charts. She had to settle for Number 2, but it was still the highest entry ever by a female artist on the UK charts at that time.

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