|"Come into My World"|
|Single by Kylie Minogue|
|from the album Fever|
|Released||4 November 2002|
|Recorded||2001; 2002 (single version)|
|Studio||Rob's, Phil's, Big & Ump|
|Length||4:06 (single version)|
|Kylie Minogue singles chronology|
"Come into My World" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Fever (2001). Written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, "Come into My World" is a dance-pop song in which the singer pleads to her lover to come into her world. "Come into My World" was released as the fourth and final, and third North American single from Fever on 4 November 2002.
Critical reception towards "Come into My World" has been positive; the majority of the critics commended the song's composition and commercial appeal. In Australia, the single peaked at number four on the ARIA Charts. It found moderate success in the United Kingdom, where it debuted and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted within the top 20 in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Canada and New Zealand, and peaked at number 91 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The accompanying music video for "Come into My World", directed by Michel Gondry, features duplicated Kylies walking in Paris with a lot of local townspeople. The video received positive reviews, with critics praising the idea. "Come into My World" was first performed on her KylieFever2002 tour, and has featured on all her tours up until the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour in 2011. The song was later honoured with a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording during the 2004 ceremony, becoming Minogue's first and, to date, only Grammy.
Following the global success of her eighth studio album Fever (2001), and the album's subsequent singles; "Can't Get You Out of My Head", "In Your Eyes", and "Love at First Sight", Minogue's label Parlophone decided to release a fourth single worldwide. Minogue enlisted several producers including Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis, both whom work with Minogue previously; the duo wrote and produced "Come into My World". According to Minogue's official website, "Come into My World" was a last minute addition to the album. Parlophone selected it as the fourth and final single from Fever and was released on 4 November 2002 in Australia, with a European release following on 11 November 2002.
The maxi-CD version of the single contains remixes of the single, live recordings of "Love at First Sight", and album track "Fever", and DVD was released for the single. The single version, which features additional vocals and production has subsequently been used on both physical and digital reissues of the Fever album.
NME wrote that "Come into My World" was derivative of the song "Can't Get You Out of My Head" from the same album. According to Jason Thompson at PopMatters, the song describes Minogue's "plea for love" as Minogue invites her partner into her life.
The artwork for "Come into My World" was photographed by Nick Knight, who also photographed the single artworks for "Love at First Sight". During 2002, Minogue launched her Love Kylie lingerie collection, and enlisted Knight to photographed Minogue to promote it; out takes were later re-used for the artwork of "Love at First Sight". Knight was requested by Minogue to shoot the artwork for the "Come into My World" cover sleeve, which features Minogue holding a bouquet of flowers; different coloured lights are projecting against Minogue's skin, similar to the work of her 1997 album, Impossible Princess. The second CD features a different pose in the same set, and the DVD artwork features a close-up of the first CD. Minogue's creative collaborator, and close friend, William Baker, commented about the photo shoot; "Kylie possesses that indefinable star quality and charisma that is so often lacking in many of her contemporaries." A high-quality out-take of the single was included into Minogue's 2012 coffee table book, Kylie / Fashion.
Chris True from Allmusic highlighted "Come into My World" as an album stand out from Fever, and a career stand out track. Jon O'Brien from the same publication reviewed Minogue's 2011 box set, The Albums 2000–2010 compilation that featured "Come into My World", and discussed the Fever period by saying "Full of Gaelic guitar licks, filtered house synths, and slinky electro beats, 2001 follow-up Fever has aged much better, but while the superbly hypnotic "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is inarguably her career's best single, the album is far from a one-trick-pony, with the euphoric Stardust-inspired "Love at First Sight," and the chilled-out dream pop of "Come into My World" also highlighting just how deadly a weapon Minogue's seductive purr is." Scott Harrah from Stagezine commended the singles from Fever and their commercial appeal, stating that the first four singles (including "Come into My World") "were irresistible dance-pop that made America fall in love with Kylie all over again."
Minogue re-recorded "Come into My World" in an orchestral arrangement for her 2012 compilation, The Abbey Road Sessions; this version received favourable reviews from music critics. Annie Zaleski from The A.V. Club said "Come into My World" sounds like early Tori Amos, courtesy of a coquettish delivery and classical-inspired piano..." Marc Hirsh from The Boston Globe said "On the other hand, the original was shiver-inducing straight through, and 'dediscofying' such mighty (overseas) hits as 'I Believe in You' and 'Come into My World' into cocktail folk or Shirley Bassey nightclub soul turns them into trifles. It turns out, those songs really want to dance." A reviewer from samesame.com.au said "As great as the original was, it's listening to the version here, much like hearing all of the songs included on The Abbey Road Sessions, that makes you realise what is perhaps the single greatest achievement of this project – namely, that it has given Minogue what she's needed all along in order to prove her detractors wrong: the space in which to relax, to breathe, and to simply sing."
At the 2003 ARIA Music Awards, "Come into My World" was nominated for Best Pop Release, and represented Minogue for the Best Female Artist award; she lost both awards to Delta Goodrem's debut album Innocent Eyes as well as her single Born to Try released in 2002, respectively. That same year, Minogue won the Best Music Video for "Come into My World" at the UK CADS Awards. In 2004, "Come into My World" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording; this was Minogue's second consecutive nomination, previously nominated for "Love at First Sight" in 2003 in the same category, and went on to be nominated two more times in 2005 for "Slow", and 2006 for "I Believe in You". Minogue went on to win the award that night; it marked the first time an Australian music artist had won an award in a major category at the American award show since Australian rock band Men at Work won the award for "Best New Artist" in 1982, and the eighth Australian to win a Grammy. The song is Minogue's only Grammy award-winning song to this date. Minogue did not attend the opening for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on 8 February 2004, but accepted the award at the backstage press room conference; she attended the Grammy Awards opening a year prior at the same location, her only appearance there. Minogue said of the award; "To actually be a recipient is incredibly special, I am thrilled and cannot wait to bring it home."
"Come into My World" debuted at number eight on the UK Singles Chart, her lowest charting single from Fever, but lasted ten weeks inside the top 100. In Australia, "Come into My World" entered the top ten by debuting at number four on the Australian Singles Chart, staying in the charts for nine weeks. The song was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 35,000 units. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number thirty-four on the charts, then rose to number twenty, lasting for eleven weeks in the chart. In the United States, "Come into My World" reached ninety-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, her lowest charting single in that country until it was tied with her 2003 single, "Slow". The song reached twenty and twenty-eight on the US Dance Club Songs and the Mainstream Top 40, respectively. As of March 2011, "Come into My World" is Minogue's fifth highest selling single in the United States, and her third highest selling single from the Fever period, selling 56,000 units.
The video was directed by French director Michel Gondry and updated a concept he had already used for Neneh Cherry's "Feel It" music video. The video was shot in one on 8 September 2002 at the intersection of Rue du Point du Jour and Rue de Solférino, within the Boulogne-Billancourt suburb of Paris. Fifty extras were on hand, including Russian actor Sacha Bourdo. The video, which took fifteen days to design and digitally master, features Minogue strolling around the intersection. Every time she completes a full circle, a duplicate of her appears through one of the stores, and by the end of the video there are four distinct Minogue duplicates amidst an extremely chaotic scene with each background extra also depicted four times. The video ends with a fifth Minogue emerging as the start of a further iteration is glimpsed while the picture fades out.
A reviewer from Slant Magazine placed the video for "Come into My World" at the top of their Best of the Aughts: Music Videos list. The reviewer compared the video to Zbigniew Rybczyński's short animated film, Tango. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 14 on their The Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s list. Scott Plagenhoef said of the video: "Arguably the most re-watchable video of the decade, Michel Gondry pulls out the 'Star Guitar' multiplication trick and applies it to Kylie and the streets of Paris." Complex placed it at number 79 on their list "Top 100 Music Videos of the 2000s". Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at number 59 on their list of the "100 Greatest Music Videos" in July 2021.
The song was included in the introduction segment of the KylieFever2002 tour, which was launched to promote Fever. "Come into My World" was included on the set list of Minogue's Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour in 2005. Minogue was unable to complete the tour as she was diagnosed with early breast cancer and had to cancel the Australian leg of the tour. After undergoing treatment and recovery, she resumed the concert tour in the form of Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour in 2007, and "Come into My World" was again added to the set list. In 2008, she performed the song on the KylieX2008 tour, which was launched to promote her tenth studio album X. The show was split into eight acts and "Come into My World" was featured on the fifth act entitled "Naughty Manga Girl", in a Fisherspooner remix version. In 2009, she performed a new version of the song on the For You, For Me tour, which was her first concert tour in North America, for the "Xlectro Static" act. Minogue performed an a cappella version for her 2011 Aphrodite World Tour on selected dates, by fan requests. Minogue had included the song on her Kylie Summer 2015, where she performed "Come into My World" at Newmarket, England, and Merseyside, England. In 2020, Kylie performed an acoustic snippet of the song in the encore of the São Paulo date of the Summer 2019 tour, after fans requested it during the concert.
"Come into My World" has been included on several compilation albums released by Minogue. The song's first inclusion was Minogue's 2004 compilation, Ultimate Kylie, which appeared on the second disc. The Fisherspooner remix appeared on Minogue's tenth remix album, Boombox (2008). The orchestral version was released on Minogue's thirteenth greatest hits, and first orchestral compilation, The Abbey Road Sessions. The song also appears on Minogue's 2011 box set compilation, The Albums 2000–2010, which served on the Fever disc while its most recent appearance is on the 2019 greatest hits album Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection. The music video for "Come into My World" has been included once on Minogue's 2004 video compilation, Ultimate Kylie. The live versions for her Fever Tour, Showgirl: Homecoming Tour and For You, For Me Tour appears on their respective live releases. On 16 February 2018, Australian singer Betty Who released a cover of the song for Made in Australia compilation by Amazon Music.
European and Canadian CD single
French CD single
US 12-inch single
Credits are adapted from the liner notes of "Come into My World".
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
|United States||21 October 2002||Capitol|||
|Australia||4 November 2002||CD||Festival Mushroom|||
|Europe||11 November 2002||Parlophone|||