Confide in Me

Confide in Me
"Confide in Me"
Single by Kylie Minogue
from the album Kylie Minogue
B-side "Nothing Can Stop Us"
"If You Don't Love Me"
Released 29 August 1994
Format CD single
Cassette single
Vinyl single
Recorded London, England
Genre Baroque pop, R&B, dance-pop, new jack swing
Length 5:51
Label Deconstruction Records/Mushroom Records
Writer(s) Steve Anderson
Dave Seaman
Owain Barton
Producer Brothers in Rhythm
Certification Platinum (Australia)[1]
Silver (UK)
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Confide in Me"
"Put Yourself in My Place"

"Confide in Me" is a dancepop song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and written by Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman and Owain Barton. It was produced by Brothers in Rhythm, and received a good overall reception from music critics when it was released as the first single from Minogue’s fifth album, Kylie Minogue, in the third quarter of 1994. In 2004, Simply Vinyl re-released the song as a vinyl single on their S12 label to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its release.

The single peaked at number two in the United Kingdom and spent five weeks at number one in Australia. The song became a modest dance club hit in the United States, peaking at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart in 1994. "Confide in Me" won three ARIA Music Awards in Australia for Best Selling Australian Single, Best Video and Best Selling Australian Dance Track in 1994. The song also placed seventh for Best Single and third for Best Video at the 1994 Smash Hits Awards.


Music video

Minogue in the music video for "Confide in Me".

"Confide in Me" featured a colourful music video that was directed by Paul Boyd and filmed in Los Angeles in July 1994. The video features Minogue talking on the phone, urging people to call and confide in her. There are six sequences; all of which feature Minogue in front of different backgrounds playfully dancing and posing for the camera. The number "1-555-Confide" is featured at the bottom of the screen during select sequences. As the video concludes, all of the scenes are intercut and gradually fade. Minogue wears six costumes during the course of the video, with each one being accompanied by different hairstyles and makeup.

Released to music video channels prior to the single's commercial release, the video was a hit, charting at number one on Dial MTV and at number sixteen on MTV Europe's top twenty countdown. The video was released commercially on the Ultimate Kylie companion DVD, released in December 2004.


Two songs were released as B-sides to the commercial single release of "Confide in Me". "Nothing Can Stop Us", written by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and produced by Saint Etienne, was considered as Minogue's Deconstruction single debut, but was withdrawn. Promotional copies of song were released to the media and featured the 7" remix of the song released on the "Confide in Me" single. The original version of "Nothing Can Stop Us" was not released until the Kylie Collection "Confide In Me - The Irresistible Kylie" on the second CD.

"If You Don't Love Me", a cover of the Prefab Sprout song, was written by Paddy MacAloon and produced by Steve Anderson. In 2000, the song was included on the budget compilation Hits+. This song has been added to the setlist of Kylie's Aphrodite World Tour.[2]

Included on the Australian edition of the CD single were remixes of the album cut "Where Has the Love Gone; The Fire Island mix", which also served as the album version and the Roach Motel Remix. Upon release, Hits + included a further mix of the track, the Roach Motel Remix, which whilst very similar, is a different mix of the track. Rumored, but until now unreleased, mixes include a Fire Island extended version, which is supposedly included on a cassette promo of the album, Fire Island and Roach Motel Radio Edits and a Roach Motel Dub.

Chart performance

In Australia, the single peaked at number one and remained on top of the singles chart for five weeks, becoming the highest selling Australian single of 1994. It also reached #30 in the Triple J Hottest 100, Kylie's best solo performance on that countdown (her duet with Nick Cave would later reach the top ten). "Confide in Me" debuted and peaked at number two on the UK singles chart, and became her first single to do so since 1992's "Give Me Just a Little More Time". It remained on the chart for nine weeks, spending three weeks in the top ten. In September 1994, the single was certified silver in the UK for shipments of at least 200,000 copies [3] and sold 154,040 copies. In most European countries, the song was a top twenty hit on both the singles and airplay charts. In the U.S. "Confide in Me" became Minogue's third single to chart on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart, peaking at number thirty-nine.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Confide in Me".[4]

UK CD Single 1
  1. "Confide in Me" (Master mix) – 5:51
  2. "Confide in Me" (Big Brothers mix) – 10:27
  3. "Confide in Me" (The Truth mix) – 6:46
UK CD Single 2
  1. " Confide In Me (Master Mix) – 5:51
  2. " Nothing Can Stop Us – 4:04
  3. " If You Don't Love Me – 2:08
Cassette single
  1. "Confide in Me" (Radio edit) – 4:27
  2. "Confide in Me" (The Truth mix) – 6:46
Australian CD single
  1. "Confide in Me" (Master mix) – 5:51
  2. "Nothing Can Stop Us" (7" version) – 4:06
  3. "If You Don't Love Me" – 2:08
Australian Limited Edition CD single
  1. "Confide in Me" (Master mix) – 5:51
  2. "Confide in Me" (Big Brothers mix) – 10:27
  3. "Confide in Me" (The Truth mix) – 6:46
  4. "Where Has The Love Gone?" (Fire Island mix/album version) – 7:46
  5. "Where Has The Love Gone?" (Roach Motel mix) – 8:05
Official remixes[5]
  1. "Confide in Me" (French version) – 5:51
  2. "Confide in Me" (In The Confessional dub) – 6:38
  3. "Confide in Me" (Damien's Confession mix) – 7:21
  4. "Confide in Me" (Bass Change mix/Phillip Damien mix) – 6:25
  5. "Confide in Me" (Bass Change dub/Convibe in Me dub) – 8:04
  6. "Confide in Me" (Justin Warfield mix) – 5:26
  7. "Confide in Me" (Tomer G Club Mix)
  8. "Confide in Me" (Tomer G Radio Mix)
  9. "Confide in Me" (Optimus Club Mix)
  10. "Confide in Me" (Optimus Dub)
  11. "Confide in Me" (Radio Edit)

Live performances

Kylie performed the song on the following concert tours:


Chart (1994) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1
Finnish Singles Chart 1
South African Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[6] 2
Swedish Singles Chart 10
French Singles Chart 10
Swiss Singles Chart 20
Dutch Singles Chart 38
German Single Chart.[7] 50
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart 39
Irish Singles Chart 12
Japan Singles Chart 5
Eurochart Hot 100 9
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 12

End of Year charts

Year Chart Position
1994 Australian Singles Chart[8] 22
UK Singles Chart 56

Cover versions

  • 2010 - The Irresponsibles (AUS): Heavy rock/dance reworking for their debut album 'Let It Out'
  • 2010 - Hurts: disco lento cover, performed for The Sun's live "Biz Sessions".
  • 2006 - Nerina Pallot: piano-based cover version, released as a b-side to the "Sophia" single.
  • 2006 - Angtoria: symphonic metal reworking, released on their debut album God Has a Plan for Us All.
  • 2003 - NakedHeart
  • 2002 - Ben Lee as the b-side to his single, "Something Borrowed, Something Blue"
  • 2000 - Analena: Screamo / Postpunk cover, released on their EP Arythmetics.
  • 1997 - The Sisters of Mercy: Postpunk cover, performed live, unreleased.
  • 1996 - Systral: Death Metal / Hardcore cover, released on their EP Fever.

Example's "No Sleep For The Wicked" from the 2007 album What We Made samples the track heavily.

The song features in the stage musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the Musical

Notes and references



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