|Single by Kylie Minogue|
|From the album Let's Get to It|
|Released||13 April 1992|
|Recorded||1990-1991; London, England|
|Kylie Minogue singles chronology|
|Let's Get to It track listing|
| "Too Much of a Good Thing"|
| "Finer Feelings"|
| "If You Were with Me Now"|
"Finer Feelings" is a song by Kylie Minogue from her fourth studio album, Let's Get to It (1991). It was released as the fourth and final single from the album on April 13, 1992; the song was remixed by Brothers in Rhythm (whom Kylie would continue collaborating with throughout the 1990s, and continued with Steve Anderson into the present), and narrowly missed out on the top ten, peaking at number eleven on the UK charts.
In Australia, "Finer Feelings" became her lowest-charting single at that point, reaching number sixty on its debut in the ARIA top 100 singles chart for the week ending 5 July 1992. Other than a re-release of "Better the Devil You Know" in 1998, "Finer Feelings" remained Kylie's only single to miss the top 50 in Australia until her 2010 single "Get Outta My Way", which peaked at number sixty-nine.
"Finer Feelings" remains a fan favourite and Kylie has performed excerpts of the song during her KylieFever2002 and Showgirl Homecoming tours, although it was not included on her recent hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie. The B-side "Closer" is different from the song of the same title that would appear on her 2010 album Aphrodite.
The song was re-recorded in 2011 and posted onto Kylie's official YouTube channel on 25 January 2012. It is featured on The Abbey Road Sessions.
Background and release
"Finer Feelings" was actually planned as the follow-up single to "Word Is Out", but was held back in favourof "If You Were with Me Now", which was released due to the poor reception of "Word Is Out"; "Finer Feelings" was finally released as the fourth and final single from Let's Get to It in April 1992.
AXS listed the track as one of her five most underrated songs. Writing for Digital Spy, Nick Levine called the song a "hidden gem" and stated: "At least five tunes are in contention, 'Finer Feelings' sneaks it for showing that Kylie could be sexier and more sophisticated than ever before without skimping on the chorus."
"Closer", the B-side of the single, also received a positive review from Australian LGBTQIA website Samesame.com.au
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Finer Feelings".
Kylie first performed "Finer Feelings" during the Let's Get to It Tour in 1991, where it was included in the second section of the show. It was then included in the set list for KylieFever2002, where it was included in The Crying Game medley, performed as a snippet between "Put Yourself in My Place" and "Dangerous Game". It was then used as a dance interlude in the Homecoming tour in the Samsara section of the show. The Abbey Road version was performed during Kylie's concert at BBC Proms in the Park in 2012, along with other songs from The Abbey Road Sessions.
|Chart (1992)||Peak position|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||60|
|Eurochart Hot 100 Singles||45|
|German Singles Chart||61|
|Irish Singles Chart||16|
|Slovenian Singles Chart||25|
|South African Singles Chart||25|
|UK Singles Chart||11|