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Musical Style: Kylie Minogue-Red Blooded Woman



Who is Kylie Mingoue?  The proclaimed "Princess of Pop" from Australia. That's really all you need to know.
Minogue's videos all have that touch of her in them, which is highly refreshing to see nowadays (not saying that the real Gaga doesn't lovelovelove her mile-high shoes on and off the stage). There's almost always a cute dress, or pants with something on the back pockets. In addition, a lot of her videos have a futuristic vein running through them, and I'm not sure why, but I love it. Even in videos where I question her wardrobe stylists (not often, but see here...those shoes caught me off guard), the fact that she and/or her background dancers are decked out in some otherworldly attire makes me really happy.
And then there are the videos that have little to none of that.

The song and video of choice? Red Blooded Woman.
Firstly, her wardrobe was pretty decent (her flare jeans with butt-pocket deco, and her pink circle dress with slits past her hips--scandalous), except for her all-red outfit. The dress is amazing, and it's majorly cut out on the side, which lends to Minogue's sex appeal (not that she needs it), but then, she had a RED FANNY PACK. At least, I think that's what is was. It's shiny and garish, and rests on her right hip being....shiny and garish (and a little bit of a turn-off--though not really-- when she seductively starts pulling down her dress at the cutout on her hip and the fanny pack just sits there, unsexylike). At least she can pull off a red fanny pack and still be as hot as she is.

Naturally, I assumed the lyrics were about some hot stud who had her blood temperature rising everytime he breathed, and lordy does she want to get in his pants. I also thought that she was commanding him to let her do so. Red Blooded Women are hella assertive too!


Yup, that's sextimidating. 
After putting the song on replay or about two hours and actually reading the lyrics sans music, the tone of the song suddenly softened. No, she was not addressing a man of the Joseph Gordon Levitt nature, but she was talking to herself. The part of her that exists in all people who have lost love, the part of her that says "no" when the heart (and hormones) scream "YES! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES YES!" and suddenly, she wasn't a tough gal who roped her men in and left them high and dry when the fire had died. She was vulnerable, sensitive and scared.


But she still had a whole lot of cojones, and told herself to take a chance. Which, as we all know, is the most inspiring message there ever was, because it's applicable to almost every single situation in the average person's life.

On a different note, I can't get the similarities between Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga out of my head, especially in this video. But, considering that Minogue came first, this is a little awksauce.