Slow (song)


Slow (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Slow


Artist = Kylie Minogue
from Album = Body Language
B-side = "Soul on Fire"
"Sweet Music"
Released = November 2003 (Europe)
January 2004 (Canada)
Format = CD single (worldwide)
Vinyl single (Europe)
DVD single (France)
Recorded = London, England
Genre = Electronica
Europop
Length = 3:15
Label = Parlophone
Mushroom
Capitol
Writer = Kylie Minogue, Mr. Dan, Emilíana Torrini
Producer = Sunnyroads
Certification =
Last single = "Come Into My World"
(2002)
This single = "Slow"
(2003)
Next single = "Secret (Take You Home)"
(2004)
Misc = Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Audio file = KylieMinogueSlow.ogg

Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Kylie Minogue US
Type = singles
Last single = "Come Into My World"
(2003)
This single = "Slow"
(2004)
Next single = "Red Blooded Woman"
(2004)
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki



Lower caption = CD-Single
"Slow" is a pop–dance song written by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, Mr. Dan and Emilíana Torrini for Minogue's ninth studio album "Body Language" (2003). It was produced by Sunnyroads (Dan and Torrini) and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the first single in the winter of 2003 and reached number one in Australia, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom, where it became Minogue's seventh number one single. In the United States, "Slow" was released to success on the "Billboard" dance charts, where it reached the top position on the Dance Club chart. The song earned Minogue her third consecutive Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Dance Recording" category for 2004.

Chart performance

On November 3 2003, "Slow" was released in the United Kingdom. The song became Minogue's seventh number one single when it debuted at the top spot on the singles chart, and spent a total of ten weeks in the top seventy-five. However, even though "Slow" became number-one in the UK, it only sold 95,000 copies, her lowest-selling number-one single in the UK, and was not certified. Outside of the UK, the song was also successful. It reached number one in Australia and became Minogue's ninth number one on the singles chart. In Canada, the song was released on January 13 2004, and it peaked at number six, becoming one of Minogue most successful singles. The song also peaked at number four on the United World Chart.

Due to favourable reception of Minogue's previous releases, "Slow" was released in the United States. "Slow" became her third release to reach the top of the "Billboard magazine" Dance Chart. It also performed well on the Hot Dance Airplay chart, where it reached number seven. The song however was not a success on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, debuting at number ninety-three before peaking at number ninety-one, spending only three weeks on the chart.

Critical reception

"Slow" was greeted to positive reviews by a variety of critics. New York Magazine's Ethan Brown described the song as a "template" for pop stars to follow that has electric beats that are, " [W] arm, even radiant." [ [http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/music/pop/reviews/n_9841/ Get Lost] "New York Magazine" Retrieved 2007-11-24] Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone Magazine called "Slow" a "Prince-style electro-glitz disco gem." [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/kylieminogue/albums/album/4938310/review/5941977 Kylie Minogue - Body Language] "Rolling Stone" Retrieved 2007-11-24] Adrien Begrand of PopMatters, claimed that the song was the focal point of the album and wrote that it was Minogue's most seductive piece to date. [ [http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/m/minoguekylie-body.shtml Kylie Minogue: Body Language] "PopMatters" Retrieved 2007-11-24]

Video

A music video was also made for the song, which was shot over a period of three days in the Spanish city of Barcelona. The first two days of shooting were postponed due to heavy rain, but the video was completed by the end of the third day. The video features a man diving into a swimming pool from a diving board which is so high the skyscrapers of Barcelona can be clearly seen. After the man gets out the pool, the rest of the video focuses on Kylie, who is lying barefoot, bare-legged and in a Balenciaga mini dress, amongst a crowded poolside of swimwear-clad men and women. There are various side-views and bird's eye views of Kylie as she sings the song.

Charts

Slow charted well world-wide, reaching the number one spot in Australia, Denmark, Romania, Spain, and the UK. [cite web | title= SloKylie.com — The Slovenian Kylie Page| work= Worldwide chart information| url=http://www.slokylie.com/disc/singles/37-slow.html| accessdate=March 30| accessyear=2006]

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Slow". [cite web | title= Mixkylie.co.uk| work= Track listings and formats| url=http://www.mixkylie.co.uk/discoworld.php?page=5&icons=on| accessdate=March 30| accessyear=2006] ;CD single / Australian CD 1
# "Slow" — 3:13
# "Sweet Music" — 4:08
# "Slow" (Medicine & remix) — 6:57
# "Slow" music video — 3:54

;Australian CD 2
# "Slow" — 3:13
# "Soul on Fire" — 3:32
# "Slow" (Radio Slave mix) — 10:27
# "Slow" (Synth City mix) — 5:50;Vinyl single
# "Slow" (Radio Slave mix) — 10:27
# "Slow" (Extended mix) — 6:34
# "Slow" (Medicine 8 remix) — 6:57

;DVD single
# "Slow" — 3:13
# "Sweet Music" — 4:08
# "Slow" music video

;European CD single
# "Slow" — 3:13
# "Soul on Fire" — 3:32

Cover versions

*Bell X1 on "Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2".
*Mayer/Aguayo on "".
*Tricky on "Knowle West Boy (album)".

References

External links

* [http://www.kylie.com/ Kylie.com] — official website.


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