In an interview promoting “Light Years”, Kylie explains how she found “Spinning Around.”
Kylie: “When we started talking about making the album, I met with different writers, producers, and I spent a fare bit of time with my two A&R men Miles and Jamie.
I said to them initially I liked the writing process, I enjoyed the period of being in the studio starting the day with nothing, and going home with something that you made; it's a thrill. But I said my concern with this album is that it has to be song-driven, and if I don't write the songs, I don't mind. Let's just get the best songs we can.
The song "Spinning Around" was found as a demo by Jamie Nelson, one of my A&R guys in New York, so there's a New York story.
He went over there, arrived home waving his arms about saying "I've got this great song here, I think it'd be perfect for you." And we all listened to it, and loved it straightaway even in demo form, it had something.
The song went through a few processes before it ended up as you hear it as a single. And it always had the potential, so when it wasn't quite right, it was difficult for us because we knew it had promise, and it's a very fine line as I've learnt through that experience, of it being good, and of it being a hit song.
I have never met any of those people who wrote the song, but I'm sure they're very pleased. It sounds a lot more American than a lot of the other tracks, I think it's a song someone else could have sung, whereas there are other tracks on the album that... I just can't think of another artist today that would get away with singing these songs.
Like "Your Disco Needs You," "Loveboat," "Koocachoo," they're very much tailor made for me. But, "Spinning Around," when Jamie came back with it, I panicked. I said "Quick! Call them, don't let them let anyone else have it! " We all wanted that song.”