Kylie Minogue is reuniting with Stock, Aitken and Waterman (SAW) in a bid to take the Christmas number one spot.
The 47-year-old singer has turned to producers Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman – who launched her pop career in the late 1980s – for help on her track ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’, bringing the trio back together for the first time in almost 25 years.
Pete said: “The three of us have not done a single for 25 years. We have never fallen out but there was never a purpose where we thought it was worth working together.
“I told the others this is what Kylie wants and they said, ‘Let’s do it — return at the top’.”
According to the former ‘Pop Idol’ judge, Kylie approached the trio to work on the track – which was written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin – because she and her record company wanted it to be “dead retro” with “nothing modern”.
He told The Sun newspaper: “It’s a strange question when someone asks, ‘Can you step back in time and make a record you would have made in 1988?’ But of course we can, and Kylie loved it.
“I did worry about tampering with a Chris Martin song in any way. I wasn’t sure Chris Martin and Stock Aitken Waterman would be easy bedfellows but he said it was fine.”
And the song could be the start of a full reunion for the producers – who previously also worked with the likes of Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Sinitta and Rick Astley – as they had such a good time.
Pete said: “We enjoyed working together and with modern technology we can do so much more.”