Kylie Minogue's 'Padam Padam' could have been a hit for Rita Ora

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Kylie Minogue’s ‘Padam Padam’ could have been a hit for Rita Ora

You can’t imagine Kylie Minogue’s most recent era without ‘Padam Padam’. The song, which served as the lead single from her album ‘Tension’, was a hit for the artist. But that almost didn’t happen. The song could now be part of Rita Ora’s musical catalog.

In an interview given by Lostboy, producer of ‘Padam Padam’, it has been revealed that Rita Ora almost recorded her vocals for the song. The single, which was sent to the BMG discography (to which both Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora belong), sparked quite a few doubts about the perfect singer for him. “She was hanging around a few artists on that label,” Lostboy confesses, adding that “Ora was going to record her vocals.”

“We wrote ‘Padam Padam’ in February 2022 and we spent maybe four or five months without doing anything,” the producer continues. However, someone suggested that “Kylie would rock this.” The record company, on the other hand, was quite insecure around Minogue, claiming that they did not consider that she was hitting on her.

Everyone knows what happened in the end: the song ended up in Kylie’s hands and has been enormously successful in countries like the United Kingdom, where it reached the top 10. “I was surprised by how sure I was that I could do it, that I was going to do it.” to fit into the theme,” says Lostboy in the interview. «But I think of her as someone who is very good at reinventing. The song seems modern, but it also seems Kylie », he concludes.

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