Kylie Minogue

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"Shocked" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her third studio album Rhythm of Love (1990). Written and produced by Stock Aitken and Waterman, "Shocked" was released as the album's fourth and final single on May 1991. The song later appeared on most of Minogue's major compilations including Greatest Hits (1992), Ultimate Kylie (2004) and Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (2019). The DNA 7" Mix of the song also includes a rap in the bridge by Jazzy P. Lyrically, the song canvasses confusion and understanding of love and relationships. The song has been compared by critics to her previous single "What Do I Have to Do". "Shocked" received mostly positive reviews from critics, with many praising its catchiness. Commercially, the song was successful, peaking in the top ten in her native Australia, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. An accompanying music video was filmed for the single, shot in London. The video features Minogue entering a mansion-style home, where she is seduced by a mysterious man. The song has been noted to have a close similarity to Minogue's previous single's video "What Do I Have to Do", which featured a similar man in a similar atmosphere. The song has been noted as one of Minogue's best singles to date, despite limited success outside her native Australia and the United Kingdom. 


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Tell me I'm only dreaming and I'll believe you
Can't see how this could be true
Surrounded by feelings I hardly recognise
I look for explanations I'm taken by surprise
If you told me yesterday that I could feel this way
I would sure enough call you a liar to your face

Because I'm shocked by the power
(Shocked) ooh
Shocked by the power of love
I was rocked to my very foundations
Shocked by the power, shocked by the power

Maybe this time tomorrow
I'll discover this ain't really real
'cause it struck me like lightning
Like a bolt out of the blue
Emotions inside me, all over you
I'm high above the Universe, losing track of time
And falling free
I can't believe that you are really mine


Shocked, like the lightning from up above
Down from the heavens and it gave me love
From a man who respects me
Loves my mind as well as my body
No retreat and no surrender
Equal to you regardless of gender
Giving me love that is warm and tender
That's why I gotta tell ya

You and I are of the same mind
It seems to me that we're one of a kind
It's true to say that when love is blind
But then true love is so hard to find
You respect me and the things I do
It was meant to be
I was made for you
Open the door to my heart, it's stopped
And I'm shocked....


Surrounded by feelings I hardly recognise,
I look for explanations I'm taken by surprise.
'Cause it struck me like lightning,
Like a bolt out of the blue,
Emotions inside me, all over you.

[Chorus until fade]

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE ( /ˈkaɪliː mɨˈnoʊɡ/; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, showgirl, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, "The Loco-Motion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest-selling single of the decade. This led to a contract with songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single "I Should Be So Lucky", both performed well on international charts, particularly in Australia and t… more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Details
"Shocked" is a song by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her third studio album, "Rhythm of Love" (1990). - The song was released as the album's fourth and final single on 20 May 1991.
Production Team
It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. - This writing and production team were renowned for their work in the 80s and 90s, creating hits for many famous pop artists.
Song Style
The song is a dance-pop tune, which features influences from funk and house music.
Music Video
The accompanying music video for "Shocked" was directed by David Hogan, who had previously worked with high-profile artists like Prince and Whitney Houston.
Chart Performance
"Shocked" peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Minogue's ninth consecutive top-ten entry in the UK. - In Australia, it reached number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Remix Version
There's another version of the song called "Shocked (DNA Mix)". This version features a rap by Jazzy P.
Behind the Scenes
This song's recording was completed at London's famous PWL Studios, which had been an epicenter of the UK pop music scene in the late 80s and early 90s.
Noteworthy Mention
"Shocked" has been included on numerous Kylie Minogue compilation albums. This includes "Greatest Hits (1992)" and "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection (2019)".
Live Performances
Minogue has included "Shocked" on the set list for five of her concert tours. These include the "Let's Get to It Tour (1991)", and more recently her "Kiss Me Once Tour (2014-2015)".
Album Significance
"Rhythm of Love", the album in which "Shocked" features, marked a significant change in Minogue's career. It symbolized her move towards a more mature and sophisticated image and sound, featuring strong dance-oriented tracks along with stylish and provocative music videos.

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