Turn It into Love

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"Turn It Into Love"
Single by Kylie Minogue
from the album Kylie
B-side "Made in Heaven"
Released 21 December 1988
Format
Recorded Melbourne, Australia
Genre Dance-pop, disco
Length 3:36
Label PWL
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"It's No Secret"
(1988)
"Turn It into Love"
(1988)
"Hand on Your Heart"
(1989)

"Turn It into Love" is a single released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was taken from her debut album Kylie. The single was released in December 1988 in Japan only, where it reached number 1. The b-side was a new song 'Made in Heaven' which also served as the b-side to both "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" and "It's No Secret" in other international territories.

"Turn It into Love" was the sixth single to be released from the album Kylie and was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. Considered something of a hidden gem, Kylie still performed the song (usually as part of a medley) during her many concerts well into the 2000s.

Also a favourite track among Stock Aitken Waterman enthusiasts, the song also featured on the 2005 UK compilation album Stock Aitken Waterman Gold, one of just two tracks included that were not released as a single in the UK.

Format and track listing[edit]

This is the format and track listing of major single release of "Turn It into Love".

Japanese 7" single and 3" CD
  1. 'Turn It into Love' – 3:35
  2. 'Made in Heaven' – 3:24

Official versions[edit]

"Turn It into Love"

  • Album version / single version
  • Instrumental: initially used on a very rare Turkish bootleg 7" in 1988 and then as the theme music to the 'gallery' section of the 2002 Greatest Hits 1987–1992 DVD. Also made available as part of PWL/PWE's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.
  • Extended instrumental: included exclusively on the Japanese Greatest Hits 1987–1997 CD in 2003
  • Backing Track: Unavailable until the PWL/PWE's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.

No official vocal extended version of "Turn It into Love" was ever produced at PWL.

"Made in Heaven"

  • Album version / single version
  • Maid in England Mix, aka Maid in Australia Mix or Maid in Sweden Mix
  • Heaven Scent Mix (edit): shorter version included on the Australian "Never Too Late" single and the UK Greatest Hits 87–92 (2002 release)
  • Heaven Scent 12" Mix (extended): included exclusively on Greatest Remix Hits Volume 4 in Australia in August 1998
  • Original 12" Mix: Unavailable until the PWL/PWE's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.
  • Instrumental: Unavailable until the PWL/PWE's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.
  • Backing Track: Unavailable until the PWL/PWE's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.

Live performances[edit]

Minogue performed the song on the following concert tours:

Hazell Dean version[edit]

"Turn It into Love"
Single by Hazell Dean
from the album Always
Released 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop, dance
Length 3:35
Label EMI
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Hazell Dean singles chronology
"Maybe (We Should Call It a Day)"
(1988)
"Turn It Into Love"
(1988)
"Love Pains"
(1989)

In September 1988, just prior to Kylie's "Turn It into Love" being released in Japan, British Hi-NRG singer Hazell Dean released her version which was also produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, however, the arrangement was noticeably different from that of Kylie's original. Hazell Dean liked the song and allegedly asked Pete Waterman to let her record "Turn It into Love" having heard it on Kylie's debut album, Kylie. Waterman liked the result so much, he decided to release it as the lead into the release of Dean's second Stock Aitken Waterman-produced album Always in October 1988. Dean's version of "Turn It into Love" went on to peak at number 21 in the UK singles chart the same month, with Hazell having long since made the song her own, and it is considered a classic among her fans.

Same Difference version[edit]

Brother-sister duo Same Difference recorded "Turn It into Love" and included it on their debut album which was released on 1 December 2008.[1] It was intended to have been the second single from the duo (and from the album), and was due for release in 2009 but was cancelled.

"Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)"[edit]

"Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)"
Single by Wink
Released 16 November 1988
Genre J-pop
Label Polystar
Wink singles chronology
"Amaryllis"
(1988)
"Ai ga Tomaranai"
(1988)
"Namida o Misenaide (Boys Don't Cry)"
(1988)

"愛が止まらない (Turn It into Love)" ("Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)") was Wink's third single. The song is a Japanese-language cover version of Kylie Minogue's "Turn It into Love," which had been released as a single only in Japan. Songwriter Neko Oikawa wrote the lyrics. The cover was issued on 16 November 1988 on CD (catalog number H10R-30011) and cassette tape (catalog number X10R-1021). It reached number one on the Oricon pop charts, and served as the theme song for the Japanese TV drama Oikaketai no! "Ai ga Tomaranai" itself has been covered by numerous artists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "愛が止まらない (Turn It Into Love)" / "Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It Into Love)"
  2. "Ding Ding: 恋から始まるふたりのトレイン" / "Ding Ding: Koikara Hajimaru Futarino Train"

Cover versions[edit]

Year Artist Album
1995 Hideki Saijo Ai ga Tomaranai (愛が止まらない) (Single)
2001 Puffy AmiYumi The Hit Parade
2003 Yuki Koyanagi Koyanagi the Covers Product 2
2003 Dream Dream World
2008 Demon Kogure Girls' Rock √Hakurai
2009 ManaKana Two Sing 2 (ふたりうた2 Futari Uta 2)
2010 Junichi Inagaki (duet with Nanase Aikawa) A Man and a Woman 3 (男と女3 Otoko to onna 3)
2011 Serial TV Drama Power Spot (パワースポット Pawāsupotto )

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song of the Day; ''Turn it into Love''". Popjustice.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"True Love" by Yui Asaka
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart number one single (Wink version)
13 February 1989
Succeeded by
"Gekiai" by Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi