The famous singer left the world at Christmas. He passed away at the age of 53 peacefully at home in Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day – reportedly because of heart failure. Naturally, people are shocked, and celebrities share their best words about George Michael.
He rarely released albums (from 1987 to 2014 – only six), but the songs from them aptly hit both the hearts of the listeners and the top of the charts. In subsequent years, the singer and author created several hit albums and a series of successful singles that will forever remain in the memory of grateful listeners.
We are also in deep shock, and all we can do is keep loving and remembering him in our hearts. Rest in peace, George Michael. Let’s honor George with his greatest hits:
1. Last Christmas, 1984
George Michael’s career began in the duo Wham!, which gained tremendous popularity in the early 80s, for the most part, due to George’s talent, charisma, and striking appearance. This song is considered one of the biggest hits by Wham! The sparkling winter hit became one of the best-selling singles in the history of the British charts. A touching love story is fanned by the romance of the ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh. Last Christmas is still one of the most popular Christmas hits.
2. Careless Whisper, 1985
Another one of the greatest George Michael hits is Careless Whisper. Everyone heard this inviting and languid saxophone. This incredibly popular song is George Michael’s first solo single. The song ranked #1 on the US and UK pop singles charts.
3. Faith, 1987
A song from the first solo album of the same name. This iconic clip documents George Michael’s dramatic makeover. Instead of romantic youth, there is a brutal and hypersexualized man in a leather jacket, dark glasses, and cowboy boots. This one of the greatest Gerge Michael hits is the starting point: from that moment on, both the image of the singer and the content of his songs have changed. The single became the best-selling US song that year.
4. One More Try, 1988
This hit has long been the audience’s favorite during George Michael’s live performances. The song showcased the musician’s powerful vocal range. Therefore, it is also considered one of the biggest George Michael hits.
5. Freedom! ’90, 1990
The track was released as a single at the height of Wham!’s success. It was written and produced by George Michael. This one of the top 10 hits went #3 in the US and #1 in the UK.
6. Too Funky, 1992
The single was presented as part of the Red, Hot + Dance charity project. “Too Funky” reached the top 10 in the US and was a top 5 hit in the UK. A clip for George Michael’s hits was released in 1992. The track immediately became the most streamed track of the year in Europe.
7. Fastlove, 1996
In 1996, George Michael entered into a serious relationship with Kenny Goss, a former athlete from Dallas. The theme of lust and sensuality returned to his hits. “Fastlove” was a top 10 pop hit in the US and a #1 in the UK.
8. Jesus To A Child, 1996
George recorded the composition in memory of his former lover Anselmo Felleppa (Anselmo Feleppa). The musician was shocked by the death of his partner, and for 18 months, he did not perform or record new material. Nevertheless, this one of the most popular hits reached No. 1 in the UK charts.
9. Outside, 1998
In 1998, George Michael was arrested for “obscene behavior” in public. The composition was a brilliant and ironic response to all the negativity expressed by the media against the musician. “Outside” reached number one on the US dance chart and number two on the singles chart in the UK.
10. Amazing, 2004
The composition is dedicated to partner Michael Kenny Goss. The track became the third single to reach number one on the US Dance Chart. In addition, this one of the biggest George Michael hits topped the charts in Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the Billboard dance chart.
Our sincerest condolences and support go out to George Michael’s family.
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