Padam Padam producer reveals which artist Kylie Minogue's mega-hit nearly went to
The writer behind Kylie Minogue's chart mega-hit Padam Padam has revealed which artist the UK Top 10 single nearly went to...and it's a biggie.
In a brand new interview, the track's producer Lostboy - whose worked with Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and more - has revealed that the mind-bending synth-pop banger was doing the rounds before it was given to Kylie as the lead single from her album Tension.
Apparently, it was none other than the mogul herself, Rita Ora, who nearly cut her own vocals on Padam Padam.
"There was a moment when Rita was going to cut [Padam Padam]," Lostboy, whose real name is Peter Rycroft, told The Sun. "It was worming around a few artists on that label [both Kylie and Rita are signed to BMG]."
More shocking still, the hitmaker revealed that label bosses initially "didn't think [the song] was for Kylie," before finally sending it to the Australian pop icon.
Rita's initial connection to the track does make sense too, given that she and Lostboy have collaborated previously on the (very underrated) 2020 single, How To Be Lonely, co-written by none other than Lewis Capaldi.
Of course, we don't need to tell you what happened as soon as Padam Padam got into Kylie's hands. A mercurial pop miracle, Padam Padam became a viral sensation last summer, and rode the wave of hype to become Kylie's first UK Top 10 in 12 years meaning she has now claimed a UK Top 10 hit in five consecutive decades.
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.
As for Rita, she mounted her own comeback last year, fresh off signing a new deal with BMG that gave her control of her masters. Her third studio album, You & I, became her second UK Top 10 album, debuting and peaking at Number 6.