The best of George Michael

Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and producer George Michael was one of the most beloved British musicians of a generation.

After founding the pop group Wham! in 1984 as a teenager in London with his friend Andrew Ridgeley, the two would go on to enjoy enormous success with their worldwide hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and the iconic festive song, “Last Christmas”.

Two years later, Michael embarked on a solo career with his debut album Faith, which went on to sell more than 25 million copies.

In the more than 30 years since he first topped the charts he was a tireless campaigner for charity and LGBT rights and the creative mind behind some of the most beloved hits of the 80s and 90s.

In honour of the late singer, today we’re looking back at some of his most popular songs through the years.

Are any of your favourites on our list?

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Careless Whisper



Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Father Figure

I Knew You Were Waiting

Club Tropicana

Jesus to a Child


A Different Corner

Last Christmas

Were you a fan of George Michael? Share your memories in the comments below.

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26th Dec 2020
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Such a talent left us all too soon.
I adored him and he was probably my favourite artist. Saw him in concert at Wembley in 2007 with a stunning performance. Loved all his music but my favourite is Praying for time
27th Dec 2018
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I liked last Christmas.
25th Jun 2018
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I decided to put a couple of George's songs onto my "Favourites" on my phone. I foind his version of Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I saw Your Face" and was totally smitten. Absolutely beautiful. As was he. The programme about him last Friday (I think) on Ch 5 was brilliant. I saw a different side of him. Sadly missed. RIP George x
27th Dec 2018
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Love this song sung with such emotion,,another good cover is The Long And Winding Road much better than the original by Paul McCartney.
26th Jun 2017
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His music surpassed his problems RIP George xxx
Lita Deller
25th Jun 2017
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5th Jan 2017
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I have been a fan of George Micheal since his days in Wham and he has been a big part of my life all those songs are amazing he was a true artist and an icon of music and I will miss him

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