Sometimes, it’s good to be a Popdose reader, and this is one of those times…if you’re a fan of Kylie Minogue, that is.
As you may or may not know, Kylie’s new album, X, finally hit our shores this past Tuesday, courtesy of Astralwerks/Capitol, and in conjunction with its release, we’ve been offered the opportunity to give away a Kylie prize pack: the U.K. Enhanced CD single of “2 Hearts,” stickers, postcards, and a poster.
Do you care? Maybe, maybe not. If you do, then you’ll want to pay very close attention right now…and if you don’t, you’ll probably still want to pay attention, because we suspect you’ll enjoy this challenge whether you want the prize pack or not.
To win the prize, here’s what you have to do: connect Kylie Minogue to The Smithereens in ten moves…no more, no less. We’re looking for actual musical collaborations that connect these artists, be they vocal or instrumental. Whoever fills in the last blank wins the prize pack.
UPDATE: And the prize has been won! LuverOfLuv came up with the following connection:
1. Kylie Minogue collaborated with Manic Street Preachers on Impossible Princess.
2. Manic Street Preachers‘ “Your Love Alone is Not Enough” features vocals from Nina Persson.
3. Nina Persson sings the theme song to “Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased),” which was composed by David Arnold.
4. David Arnold composed the song “The World Is Not Enough” for Garbage.
5. Garbage collaborated with Tricky on the song “Milk (Wicked Mix).”
6. Tricky‘s song “Keep Your Mouth Shut” features vocals by Bjork.
7. Bjork composed the song “Bedtime Story” for Madonna.
8. Madonna‘s song “The Power of Goodbye” is a collaboration with Rick Nowels.
9. Rick Nowels provided vocals to Belinda Carlisle‘s album Heaven on Earth.
10. Belinda Carlisle contributes backing vocals to The Smithereensâ€˜ 11.
Absolutely valid, and congratulations!
For the record, this was how we’d had them connecting:
1. Kylie Minogue collaborated with the Manic Street Preachers on The Impossible Princess.
2. The Manic Street Preachers‘ song “Your Love Alone is Not Enough” features vocals from Nina Persson, lead singer of The Cardigans.
3. Nina Persson also contributed guest vocals to Shudder to Think‘s soundtrack to the film “First Love, Last Rites.”
4. Also contributing guest vocals to the soundtrack was Billy Corgan.
5. Billy Corgan contributed guitar work to Enuff Znuff‘s Paraphernalia.
6. Also appearing on Paraphernalia was Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.
7. Rick Nielsen contributed guitar to Hall & Oates‘ Across the Red Ledge.
8. Also contributing guitar to Across the Red Ledge was George Harrison.
9. George Harrison also contributed guitar to Belinda Carlisle‘s Runaway Horses.
10. Belinda Carlisle contributes backing vocals to The Smithereens‘ 11.