Kylie Minogue EXCLUSIVE: Padam Padam becomes her first UK Top 10 song in 12 years
The Padamic continues today, as Kylie Minogue claims her first Top 10 hit in more than a decade.
After leaping to Number 12 last week, Kylie's hypnotic electro-pop tune Padam Padam jumps another three places to reach a new peak of Number 9. This represents her best position on the Official Singles Chart since Higher, her collaboration with Taio Cruz and Travie McCoy peaked at Number 8 in 2011.
Kylie's last solo Top 10 hit came a year earlier than that, when the wistful, shimmering All the Lovers landed at Number 3.
Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, Kylie Minogue says: "This is truly amazing and 19 year old me would say the same thing! I am so thankful to everyone involved with Padam Padam and am astounded at how people have made it their own. The song belongs to everyone now and I’m loving every second of it."
Padam Padam takes Kylie's career tally of Top 10 singles to an incredible 35. She scored her first Top 10 single in 1988 with I Should Be So Lucky – the first of her seven Number hits to date – which means career run of Top 10s now stretches to 35 years.
With Top 10 hits in the 1980s, ‘90s, ‘00s, 2010s and ‘20s, Kylie becomes only the fourth female solo artist to score Top 10 hits in five consecutive decades. The other enduring chart queens are Cher, Diana Ross and Lulu, who each scored Top 10 hits in the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s.
Back in 2020, when her Disco album debuted at Number 1, Kylie became the first female artist to score a Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades - in the 1980s, ‘90s, ‘00s, 2010s and ‘20s.
The question now is: how much higher can Padam Padam climb? Watch this space.