|Word Is Out|
|Single by Kylie Minogue|
|From the album Let's Get to It|
|B-side||"Say the Word - I'll Be There"|
|Released|| 28 August 1991 (UK)|
18 November 1991 (Australia)
|Kylie Minogue singles chronology|
|Let's Get to It track listing|
| "Word Is Out"|
| "Give Me Just a Little More Time"|
On Michael Wilton's review of the second night of her Anti Tour in Sydney, where she performed an a cappella rendition of the song, for musicOMH, he stated "Word is Out" is "wildly underrated." Writing Kylie's biography for her special on Australian music video program Rage, they stated: "While in the past, her material had always been high energy, 'Word Is Out' showcased a far more seductive side to Kylie that many had suspected was there." Chris True from AllMusic chose the track as one of Let's Get to It's track picks. In another hand, Nick Griffiths from Select called it one of the "odd songs" in the album.
The song was released as the first single in the summer of 1991 and was a top twenty hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number sixteen which ended Kylie's run of consecutive top 10 hits. In Australia, with the "Summer Breeze Mix" as the main mix, it peaked at number ten, becoming Kylie's tenth single to chart within the top ten. The Summer Breeze Mix received a UK release on a one-sided limited edition 12" vinyl single which had an engraved autograph on the b-side, making it highly collectable for fans.
Directed by James Lebon, it was filmed in London's famous Camden market and featured British television presenter Davina McCall as one of Kylie's dancers. An Australian version of the video was later appeared on her 2002 (also the updated version in 2003) Greatest Hits: 87-97 DVD as one of the bonus features.
Kylie first performed "Word Is Out" on the Lets's Get to It Tour in 1991 during the second section of the show. She performed the song acapella during the Homecoming Tour when a technical difficulty arose. Kylie also did an acappella "sing-along" rendition of the song as requested by fans on the Anti Tour during the concert in Luna Park, Sydney, Australia on March 20, 2012.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Word Is Out".
Australian CD single
UK/New Zealand cassette single
Australian cassette single
UK 7" vinyl single
12" vinyl single
UK 12" vinyl single
Australian 12" vinyl single
|Chart (1991)||Peak position|
|Australian Singles Chart||10|
|Irish Singles Chart||8|
|UK Singles Chart||16|