On This Day – Kylie Minogue’s Birthday: The Nostalgia of ‘Chiggy Wiggy’ Song
The song featured in the soundtrack of the 2009 Bollywood film ‘Blue'.
Kylie Minogue is one of the most renowned singer-songwriters in today's world. Hailed as the "Princess of Pop", she has sold over 80 million records worldwide. Also, she is a recipient of numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards, and more.
However, for Bollywood junkies, Kylie is the one who took the world by a storm in 2009 with her peppy number 'Chiggy Wiggy'. The song featured in the soundtrack of the Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Blue', and became everyone's favorite at the time. It is still remembered for Kylie's catchy English lyrics and the way she danced with Khiladi Kumar.
Kylie celebrates her 55th birthday today. On this occasion, let's travel down the memory lane and relish the nostalgia we have with 'Chiggy Wiggy'.
Why 'Chiggy Wiggy' Became So Popular
It was 2009, and we saw Kylie Minogue at an underwater Indian nightclub, singing as well as dancing to the tunes of AR Rahman, along with Akshay Kumar.
Well, we are talking about a scene from the film 'Blue'. And needless to say, the world was not ready for this!
'Chiggy Wiggy' was ahead of its time! Even after so many years, it still seems surreal that the song involved the three powerhouses of talents Kylie Minogue, Sonu Nigam, and A. R. Rahman together. And it sounds equally fresh even today, and takes us to some other world altogether.
Talking about the song, Rahman described it as a fusion of "mainstream pop, Hindi and bhangra". It features a variety of beats, using numerous musical instruments and vocal combinations. Hence, it becomes quite addictive for almost all kinds of listeners.
Also, the entire production (be it the choreography, set, lights, or performances) was top-notch in the truest sense of the term.
Kylie Minogue's Words
Kylie later recalled in an interview, "It was such a fun experience, and I would do it all again! It was a different style of singing for me. I think we managed to find a balance in the song where it worked as a Bollywood song and also a Kylie song. I basically put all my trust and faith in AR Rahman. I am always so excited when people sing 'Chiggy Wiggy' to me. If they know it, they seem to love it."