Butterfly (Kylie Minogue song)

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"Butterfly"
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"Butterfly" cover
Promotional single by Kylie Minogue from the album Light Years1
Released March 2001
Format
Recorded London, England
Genre
Length 4:06
Label Blueplate
Writer
Producer Mark Picchiotti

"Butterfly" is a song by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her seventh studio album Light Years (2000). The song was written by Minogue and Steven Anderson and was produced by DJ Mark Picchiotti. It was released as the sixth and first promotional single off her album.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, many saying its an instant standout from the album. The song was originally issued to clubs in spring 2000 in the UK as a test pressing to gauge DJ reaction to Minogue's new material. "Butterfly" had been in the running to be the fourth single from Light Years, but due to its strong club influences it was pulled in favour of the radio-friendly "Please Stay". However, Mark Pichotti remixed the track and issued it in the United States through his own Blue2 label (a division of Blueplate Records), where it became a hit on the Billboard Dance music charts. The song had peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Background and release[edit]

"Butterfly" was written by Minogue and Steve Anderson.[1] The song was released as the sixth single and first promotional single off her album Light Years (2000). The song was originally issued to clubs in spring 2000 in the UK as a test pressing to gauge DJ reaction to Minogue's new material. "Butterfly" had been in the running to be the fourth single from Light Years, but due to its strong club influences it was pulled in favour of the radio-friendly "Please Stay". However, Mark Pichotti remixed the track and issued it in the United States through his own Blue2 label (a division of Blueplate Records).

Reception[edit]

"Butterfly" received generally positive reviews from music critics, many calling it an instant standout to Light Years. Digital Spy gave it a positive review, saying it would be a "hidden gem". He said "'Butterfly', the album's most bangin' track and the very definition of a Shoulda Been Single."[2]

The song received was a dance hit. The song charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play at fourteen.

Live performances[edit]

Minogue performed the song on the following concert tour:

A video interlude was featured in the following concert tour:

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "Butterfly".

  • Limited edition CD maxi single[3]
  1. "Butterfly" (Radio Mix)
  2. "Butterfly" (Sandstorm Mix)
  3. "Butterfly" (E-Smoove Mix)
  4. "Butterfly" (illicit Mix)
  5. "Butterfly" (Trisco Mix)
  6. "Butterfly" (Havoc Mix)
  7. "Butterfly" (Craig J. Mix)
  8. "Butterfly" (Sandstorm Dub)
  9. "Butterfly" (E-Smoove Dub)
  1. "Butterfly" (Sandstorm Mix)
  2. "Butterfly" (E-Smoove Mix)
  3. "Butterfly" (Illicit Mix)
  4. "Butterfly" (Trisco Mix)
  5. "Butterfly" (Radio Mix)
  • 12 inch single[5]
  1. "Butterfly" (Sandstorm Vocal Mix)
  2. "Butterfly" (E-Smoove Vocal Mix)
  3. "Butterfly" (Illicit Mix)
  4. "Butterfly" (Trisco Mix (Long))

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 14

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Country Date Format Label
United States[7] March 2001 or March 2002 Limited edition CD maxi single Blueplate Records
c. 2001 CD single, 12 inch single

Notes[edit]

1.^ "Butterfly" was included in the track listing of Light Years, but it is not a single from the album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Butterfly". ACE Title Search. ASCAP. 320960154 (work identification). Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/thesound/a229821/kylie-revisited-7-light-years.html
  3. ^ Butterfly (Back cover of limited edition CD maxi single). Kylie Minogue. United States: Blueplate Records. 
  4. ^ Butterfly (Back cover of CD single). Kylie Minogue. United States: Blueplate Records. 
  5. ^ Butterfly (Back cover of 12-inch single). Kylie Minogue. United States: Blueplate Records. 
  6. ^ "Kylie Minogue Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Kylie Minogue. 27 October 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Blue2". Blueplate Records. Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

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