"Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue, which was released from her eighth studio album Fever (2001). The song was released worldwide as the lead single from the album, which was released on 8 September, 2001. The song was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is an uptempo dance-pop song, containing elements of nu-disco and a slow house beat.
The song became Minogue's most successful single to date in her music history, with many considering it to be her signature song; indeed, Minogue has often recognised it as such. The song was a worldwide hit as it reached number one in more than 40 countries. The song peaked at number one in the United Kingdom, her native Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and every other European country except Finland, where it peaked at number five. The song also peaked at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Minogue's first top ten hit there since "The Locomotion", which reached number three in 1988.
The song received hugely positive reviews from music critics, many considering it Minogue's best single to date. Minogue has been credited with spearheading the modern fusion of pop and dance music, with "Can't Get You Out of My Head" being an obvious example. The song was awarded for multiple awards and honors. The song also released a music video, which featured Minogue in a futuristic city, dancing to the dancers in a yellow mustared coloured car. To date, the song has sold over four million copies.
"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was a worldwide success in nearly every country. The song debuted at number one in her native Australia, peaking there for four weeks., becoming Minogue's seventh top hit. The song was certified three times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), shipping 210,000 copies. The song debuted at number thirty-three in New Zealand. The song later peaked at number one, becoming Minogue's first number one in her whole career to date. The song was later certificated Gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, shipping over 7,500 copies there.
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached the top spot in every single European country bar Finland, where it peaked at number five. The song spent 16 weeks at number-one on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles in January 2002. Notably, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number-one for a week on the French and the German Singles Chart, where it shipped over 500,000 copies in each country and was certified platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique and the Bundesverband Musikindustrie respectively. The single sold over 306,000 copies in its first week of release, resulting in a number-one debut on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent four weeks at the top. Eventually, the British Phonographic Industry certified it platinum.
Following the success achieved around the world, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was released in North America in 2002. The single originally appeared at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles on 5 January. Two weeks later it debuted at number sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number seven in its ninth week on the chart. Thus, becoming Minogue's first top ten hit in the U.S. since "The Loco-Motion", which peaked at number three for two weeks in 1988. The song spent 20 weeks on the chart and landed at number 45 on Billboard magazine's year-end chart. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was an all-around hit on Top 40 radio, reaching the top ten on the Top 40 Mainstream, the Top 40 Tracks and the Rhythmic Top 40, which helped the single to peaked at number eight on the Hot 100 Airplay.