Finer Feelings

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"Finer Feelings"
Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings.png
Single by Kylie Minogue
from the album Let's Get to It
B-side "Closer"
Released 13 April 1992
Format CD single, cassette single, 12-inch single
Recorded 1990—1991 in London
Genre
Length 3:55
Label PWL
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mike Stock
  • Pete Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Give Me Just a Little More Time"
(1992)
"Finer Feelings"
(1992)
"What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)"
(1992)
"Give Me Just a Little More Time"
(1992)
"Finer Feelings"
(1992)
"What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)"
(1992)

"Finer Feelings" is a song by Kylie Minogue. It was the final release from Let's Get to It and was actually planned as the follow-up to "Word Is Out", but was held back after the release of "If You Were with Me Now". "Finer Feelings" finally appeared in April 1992, remixed by Brothers in Rhythm (whom Minogue would continue collaborating with throughout the 1990s, and continued with Steve Anderson into the present), and narrowly missed out on the top ten, peaking at number eleven on the UK charts.[1]

In Australia, "Finer Feelings" became her lowest-charting single at that point, reaching number sixty on its debut in the ARIA top 100 singles chart for the week ending 5 July 1992.[2] Other than a re-release of "Better the Devil You Know" in 1998, "Finer Feelings" remained Kylie's only single to miss the top 50 in Australia until her 2010 single "Get Outta My Way", which peaked at number sixty-nine.[2]

"Finer Feelings" remains a fan favourite and Minogue has performed excerpts of the song during her KylieFever2002 and Showgirl Homecoming tours although it was not included on her recent hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie. It is worth noting that the B-side "Closer" is different from the song of the same title that would appear on her 2010 album Aphrodite.

The song was re-recorded in 2011 and posted onto Kylie Minogue's official YouTube channel on 25 January 2012. It is featured on The Abbey Road Sessions.

Critical reception[edit]

AXS listed the track as one of her five most underrated songs.[3] Writing for Digital Spy, Nick Levine called the song a "hidden gem" and stated: "At least five tunes are in contention, 'Finer Feelings' sneaks it for showing that Kylie could be sexier and more sophisticated than ever before without skimping on the chorus."[4]

"Closer", the B-side of the single, also receives a positive review from Australian LGBTQIA website Samesame.com.au

Music video[edit]

The music video was once again directed by Dave Hogan ("What Do I Have to Do?", "Shocked") and shot entirely in Paris with a 1930s/40s feel.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Finer Feelings".

CD single
  1. "Finer Feelings" (Brothers in Rhythm 7" mix) – 3:47
  2. "Finer Feelings" (Brothers in Rhythm 12" mix) – 6:47
  3. "Finer Feelings" (original mix/album version) – 3:55
  4. "Closer" (The Pleasure Mix)
Cassette single
  1. "Finer Feelings" (Brothers in Rhythm 7" mix) – 3:47
  2. "Closer" (edit)
7-inch single
  1. "Finer Feelings" (Brothers in Rhythm 7" mix) – 3:47
  2. "Closer" (edit)
12-inch single
  1. "Finer Feelings" (Brothers in Rhythm 12" mix) – 6:47
  2. "Closer" (The Pleasure Mix)

Live performances[edit]

Minogue performed the song on the following concert tours and events:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 60
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[5] 45
German Singles Chart[5] 61
Irish Singles Chart[5] 16
Slovenian Singles Chart[5] 25
South African Singles Chart[5] 25
UK Singles Chart[1] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Charts > Finer Feelings". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b c Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Chris True. "Let's Get to It —Kylie Minogue". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e http://www.slokylie.com/disc/singles/17-ff.html

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