All I Wanna Do (Dannii Minogue song)

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"All I Wanna Do"
Single by Dannii Minogue
from the album Girl
Released 18 August 1997
Format CD single: Worldwide
Cassette single: UK
Recorded 1997
Genre Dance-pop, electronica
Length 4:29
Label Eternal Records
Warner Music Group
Writer(s) Brian Higgins
Stuart McLennan
Tim Powell
Matt Gray
Producer(s) Brian Higgins & Matt Gray
Certification Gold (ARIA)
Dannii Minogue singles chronology
"Boogie Woogie"
(1995)
"All I Wanna Do"
(1997)
"Everything I Wanted"
(1997)

"All I Wanna Do" is a dance-pop song written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Tim Powell and Matt Gray for Dannii Minogue's third studio album Girl (1997). The song was produced by Higgins and Gray.

It was released as the first single from Girl in the third quarter of 1997 and reached the top five in the United Kingdom becoming her first Top Five hit. In Australia the song peaked at number eleven, spent twenty-two weeks in the top 100[1] and was certified gold.[2] It also became the seventy-eighth highest selling single of 1997 there.[3] All I Wanna Do was the first in 13 consecutive Dance Chart number ones for Minogue, stretching between 1997-2015 with Summer of Love.

"All I Wanna Do" marked a significant change in Minogue's career and image, as did her album Girl from which it was taken. Her image had become highly sexualised, culminating in her nude calendar photo shoot and the suggestive videos and album artwork which accompanied her new releases.

This was also the first release on Minogue's new record deal with Warner Bros. Records. The multimillion-dollar deal initially looked set to launch her career worldwide, especially with the success of "All I Wanna Do". The success of the first single would not be felt by the album Girl.

Music video[edit]

"All I Wanna Do" features a music video directed by Paul Morgans and was filmed in a studio using green screen technology in 1997. The video marked a significant change in style for Minogue, cultivating a more sexual image of the artist. The video references webcam voyeurism and features Minogue against a Barbie-esque backdrop sensually dancing and engaging with the camera and stroking a white cat. In other scenes Minogue is riding a Ducati motorcycle and playing a guitar. The video can be seen as a turning point for Minogue, after which she adopted a more sexual and confident persona in her music videos.

The video for "All I Wanna Do" was included on the Australian video collection The Videos in 1998 and the special edition of her greatest hits CD/DVD release The Hits & Beyond in 2006, as well as featuring on her more recent videography retrospective DVD the Dannii Minogue The Video Collection.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "All I Wanna Do".

CD single 1
  1. "All I Wanna Do" (Radio Version) – 4:29
  2. "All I Wanna Do" (12" Extended Mix) – 6:58
  3. "All I Wanna Do" (Trouser Enthusiasts' Toys Of Desperation Mix) – 11:05
  4. "All I Wanna Do" (Xenomania Dream House Mix) – 5:57
  5. "All I Wanna Do" (D-Bop's Innocent Girl Mix) – 7:32
  6. "All I Wanna Do" Music Video
CD single 2
  1. "All I Wanna Do" (Radio Version) – 4:29
  2. "All I Wanna Do" (Qattara's Mix) – 10:05
  3. "All I Wanna Do" (Trouser Enthusiasts' Ultra Sensitive Dub) – 10:16
  4. "All I Wanna Do" (Dizzy's Mix) – 7:39
  5. "All I Wanna Do" (Sharp "System" Dub) – 7:26
European CD single
  1. "All I Wanna Do" (Radio Version) – 4:29
  2. "All I Wanna Do" (Xenomania Dream House Mix) – 5:57
UK cassette single
  1. "All I Wanna Do" (Radio Version) – 4:29
  2. "All I Wanna Do" (Tiny Tim & The Mekon Dream Dub) – 7:31
Additional remixes

The following remixes were commissioned but not released on the commercial releases of "All I Wanna Do".

  1. "All I Wanna Do" (Sharp "System" Instrumental) – 7:28
  2. "All I Wanna Do" (Trouser Enthusiasts' Radio Edit) – 4:11 (later released on the Girl re-issue)
  3. "All I Wanna Do" (Innocent Girl Mix) – 4:43 (later released on the Unleashed compilation)

Live Performances[edit]

Minogue has performed "All I Wanna Do" on numerous occasions, on shows such as BBC's Top Of The Pops, as well as live performances at the legendary G.A.Y nightclub in London (both at the Astoria and its now venue Heaven) as well as performing the track during the Sydney Mardi Gras of 1998 and Mushroom Records 25 Year Anniversary Festival in Australia. Dannii also performed All I Wanna Do in a cappella style during her 1998 appearance on the UK show TGI Friday show with "Chris Evans". In more recent years Dannii has performed the song at numerous club appearances and most recently in 2015 at the Australian Sydney Gay Lesbian and Transgender Mardi Gras Party where she performed the song (in a mash up style - against her newer deep house flavoured single Summer Of Love) and as part of her headlining set. The song is considered one of her signature tracks.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Dannii Minogue – All I Wanna Do". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 1997". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  4. ^ http://jove.prohosting.com/euro100/archive/1997/1997-36.txt
  5. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Dannii+Minogue&titel=All+I+Wanna+Do&cat=s#
  6. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Dannii+Minogue&titel=All+I+Wanna+Do&cat=s
  • "DanniMusic.com". Comprehensive listing of all Dannii Minogue releases, including commercial and promo items. Archived from the original on 26 May 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2006. 

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