Single by Kylie Minogue featuring Robbie Williams
From the album Light Years
  • "John's Gay"
  • "Often"
  • "Karaoke Star"
  • "Kill Me or Cure Me"
Released 9 October 2000
Recorded 2000
  • CD single
  • cassette single
  • Pop
  • pop rock
Length 4:19 (Light Years version)
4:47 (Sing When You're Winning) version)
  • Chrysalis
  • EMI
  • Robbie Williams
  • Guy Chambers
  • Guy Chambers
  • Steve Power
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
On a Night Like This
Please Stay
Light Years track listing
"I'm So High"
"Light Years"

"Kids" is a duet by Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue, released as the second single from Sing When You're Winning, Williams' fourth studio album. It was also included on Kylie's seventh studio album, Light Years (2000). Williams and then songwriting partner Guy Chambers co-wrote the song for Kylie. Williams liked the song enough to turn it into a duet. The track was written when Kylie approached Williams to write her some songs for what would be her first album under Parlophone, Light Years, it was then, when Williams felt the chemistry and decided to include the track on his album and release it as a single, it was an instant hit when it was released in October of that year.

Chart performance Edit

The song became a smash hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number-two and selling over 200,000 copies being certified Silver by the BPI. The track also broke into the top ten in several other countries including New Zealand, Mexico and Argentina as well as hitting the top twenty in Australia, being certified Gold in the latter for sales over the 35,000 copies. The lyrics, although penned by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, makes numerous references to the careers of both Kylie and Williams. Kylie's lyric "I've been dropping beats since Back in Black is a self-deprecating reference to her 1980s pop image when she was known as the singing budgie from Australia—Back in Black being a 1980s album by Australian band AC/DC and of a stark contrast to her own style at the time. Later, in 2010, this song was used as the theme song of Junior Masterchef Australia.

Live performances Edit

Williams and Kylie have only performed the song together on a few occasions. Kylie performed the song on the following tours:

Williams performed the song on the following tours:

  • The Sermon on the Mount Tour
  • Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums Tour
  • 2003 Tour
  • Close Encounters Tour (Africa, Asia and Australia only)
  • Take the Crown Stadium Tour (Duet with Olly Murs)

Formats and track listings Edit

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Kids".


  1. "Kids" – 4:47
  2. "John's Gay" – 3:40
  3. "Often" – 2:46
  4. "Kids" – 4:47 (enhanced video)


  1. "Kids" – 4:47
  2. "Karaoke Star" – 4:10
  3. "Kill Me or Cure Me" – 2:14

Charts and certifications Edit

Peak positions Edit

Chart (2000) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 38
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 10
Germany (Media Control Charts) 47
Ireland (IRMA) 9
Italy (FIMI) 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 24
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 31
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 2

Year-end chart Edit

Chart (2000) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 76

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver 200,000^

  • sales figures based on certification alone
    ^shipments figures based on certification alone

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