- Feb 3, 2004
9. Get Together (Confessions On A Dance Floor, 2005)
UK chart position: 7
Key remix: none are that good but at a push, Jacques Lu Cont’s remix|
Key live performance: Confessions Tour 2005
First of all, let us get one thing out of the way: the instrumental breakdown in the middle where she spins around on-stage is one of the gayest and greatest moments of all time (not necessarily mutually exclusive). Of all time.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk ‘Get Together’. The best way the song is describe is that it represents pure euphoria. Interestingly, the original demo version (before Stuart Price was involved) had a slightly melancholic hint to it which I do enjoy but it is nowhere near the majesty of the final version. May the gay gods forever bless you, Stuart Price.
Lyrically it is quite simple, really, and I would say that musically it’s also one of her less complex compositions or arrangements, but it just works so well because it’s so upbeat and positive and happy. I was at a gay wedding a couple of years ago and the DJ played ‘Get Together’ and Kylie’s ‘All the Lovers’ back to back and the room just erupted. Pure joy.
Most of us know and love the Confessions Tour version but I thought I’d highlight this lovely performance on France’s Star Academy – back when she had a proper record label that made her go out and promote her records and not get side-tracked with selling skin care products and opening gyms. But I digress.