"Spinning Around" is a dance-pop song produced by Mike Spencer and written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul. It was originally intended for Paula Abdul's "comeback" album. However, as the album never came into fruition, it was given to Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her seventh studio album ''Light Years'' in 2000. For Minogue, the song was a worldwide success, charting high in many countries, and, marking her return to the forefront of pop music.
Possibly the most eagerly awaited release of her career, "Spinning Around" achieved gold status in Australia prior to the album being released. The first single from her ''Light Years'' album, caused a sensation by propelling Minogue back to the top of the charts, debuting at No. 1 in both the UK and Australia. In the United Kingdom, "Spinning Around" has sold 245,000 copies, being certified Silver.
The song became Minogue's first number-one single in Australia since "Confide In Me" (1994) and her first in the UK since "Tears on My Pillow" ten years earlier. "Spinning Around" also gave Minogue the honor of being one of three artists (the others being Madonna and U2) to have a number-one in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. "Spinning Around" won Minogue ''Best Pop Release'' at the prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia and featured two previously unreleased tracks -; "Paper Dolls" and "Cover Me with Kisses".
Due to the title of the song it has been used regularly in reference to politics, for example BBC Radio Five Live's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election and Andrew Marr's news report on Tony Blair's resignation speech.