Turn It into Love

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"Turn It into Love"
Kylie Minogue - Turn It into Love.png
Single by Kylie Minogue
from the album Kylie
B-side"Made in Heaven"
Released21 December 1988
RecordedFebruary 1988, Melbourne, Australia
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"It's No Secret"
"Turn It into Love"
"Hand on Your Heart"
Music video
"Turn It into Love" (audio only) on YouTube

"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. 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 performed the song (as part of medleys) during her On a Night Like This Tour and Showgirl Homecoming shows in the 2000s, as well the Mushroom Records 25th birthday concert in Melbourne, Australia in 1998.

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'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'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
  • Made in England Mix, aka Made in Australia Mix or Made 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's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.
  • Instrumental: Unavailable until the PWL's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.
  • Backing Track: Unavailable until the PWL's re-issues of back catalogue releases on iTunes.

Live performances[edit]

Minogue performed the song on the following concert tours:

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Japan (Oricon Singles Chart)[1] 34


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[2] 46,320[1]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Hazell Dean version[edit]

"Turn It into Love"
Turn it into love dean.jpg
Single by Hazell Dean
from the album Always
Format7" single, 12" single, CD single
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Hazell Dean singles chronology
"Maybe (We Should Call It a Day)"
"Turn It into Love"
"Love Pains"

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 version. Hazell Dean liked the song and allegedly asked Pete Waterman to let her record "Turn It into Love" having heard the song being mixed for Kylie's debut album, Kylie. Waterman obliged and 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. Although Hazell originally liked the song, she stated recently that it is her least favourite song to perform live[citation needed].

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.[3] 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[citation needed]. In 1990, Hong Kong band Echo covered this song in Cantonese[citation needed].

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

"Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)"
Wink – Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love).png
Single by Wink
from the album At Heel Diamonds
Released16 November 1988
Wink singles chronology
"Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)"
"Namida o Misenaide (Boys Don't Cry)"
Music video
"Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)" on YouTube

"愛が止まらない (Turn It into Love)" ("Ai ga Tomaranai (Turn It into Love)") was Wink's third single and is taken from the album "At Heel Diamonds". 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 )


  1. ^ a b Okamoto, Satoshi (2006). Oricon Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968–2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4-87131-076-0.
  2. ^ "Japanese single certifications – Kylie Minogue – Turn It into Love" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Song of the Day; ''Turn it into Love''". Popjustice.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012.

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