PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in January 1989 (3 weeks)
COMBINED SALES: 1.09 million (April 2018)
RELEASE DATE: December 1988
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: 12th December 2014
At the end of the 1980s Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, Neighbours TV show veterans, were the biggest pop stars in the country. Carefully managed by successful writers and managers Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the two had managed several hits between them. The announcement of a duet between the two was simply huge news! It also set the trend for several more Number 1s for them both as solo stars.
It entered the chart at Number 2 in December 1988 where it stayed for four weeks. In the new year it climbed to Number 1 where it stayed for three weeks. It spent nine weeks in the Top 10 and 14 in the Top 100.
At the end of 2003 the song was mentioned in the Official Charts Company’s book ‘The 100 Top Selling Songs’ as being close to selling a million copies. In March 2014 the song had sales figures of 997,000 copies. It has therefore been extremely close for a long time.
Finally, in December 2014 the song became a million seller.
In April 2018 combined sales were confirmed as 1.09 million.