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  • Americans Hate Tingle: Not necessarily hate, but in North America for most of the '90s, Kylie was considered a washed-up late 80's Madonna wannabe instead of one of the biggest stars on the planet. Then "Can't Get You Out of My Head" became a gigantic smash hit in the US. Even then, Kylie's American pop hits are so few and far between that her American chart positions are absent from her Wikipedia discography page. Overall, she has five US Top 40 hits ("I Should Be So Lucky", "The Loco-Motion", "It's No Secret", "Can't Get Out of My Hand" and "Love at First Sight").
    • Although, much like ABBA's rather slightly underwhelming success in America during their peak being attributed to Fleetwood Mac simply having a stranglehold on melodic pop during the 70's, Kylie had a similar struggle trying to overcome Madonna's monopoly on pop music in the 90's (remember, this was Madonna during her "Ray of Light" heyday.) By the time Kylie's resurrection came around, it was less that American audiences disliked her, it was more that they were unfamiliar with her music.
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    • It says something that she's more recognized here for her roles in infamously awful movies than she is for her music career.
  • Awesome Music:
    • "Into the Blue".
    • Her duet with Robbie Williams, "Kids". Never has Post-grunge and funk blended this well, and their chemistry is just explosive.
    • "Dancing" is a delightfully old-fashioned song.
  • Covered Up: "Locomotion", especially in Australia.
  • Faux Symbolism: The four versions of Kylie seen in the "Did It Again" video, Sex Kylie, Cute Kylie, Indie Kylie and Dance Kylie while occasionally co-operating mostly engage in a tit for tat game of one upmanship culminating in an all out brawl lampshading how Kylie has always felt pulled in different image directions throughout her career.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: She's quite popular in the United Kingdom.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Some fans have noted that her goddess costume from the Aphrodite tour has similar headgear and evokes a look similar to the current female incarnation of Thor.
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  • LGBT Fanbase: She's recognized as being one of the world's biggest gay icons and regularly acknowledges her LGBT fans. (Prior to her mainstream resurgence, "Kylie fan" was a popular euphemism for gay men.) Her status as a gay icon resulted in a Casting Gag when Galavant cast her as the Queen of the Enchanted Forest, in other words, the owner of a gay pub.
  • One-Scene Wonder: As The Green Fairy in Moulin Rouge!.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Naturally being a successful Australian pop star has been chased out of the country, a couple of times, because she got too successful and had too much determination for Australians to handle. Very much averted in the last two decades, however, with Golden as an example getting to No. 1 in both Australia and the UK/Ireland.
  • Theiss Titillation Theory: The "Can't Get You Out of My Head" video has Kylie dancing around in a white outfit with Absolute Cleavage that seems like it might fall open to show her breasts at any moment.
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  • Vindicated by History: Impossible Princess, which was received mostly mixed negative reviews and poor sales when it was first released, receiving only a popular response in Australia. Ever since her return to the spotlight after Light Years, the album has become a underrated favorite among fans and critics, garnering comparisons to Madonna's Ray of Light (which is ironic considering Impossible Princess was released a year before Ray of Light). Many of her fans hope that she will revisit that type of sound in the future.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Cammy in the live-action Street Fighter movie.


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