An icon of the 1980s, George Michael, is no more. The sudden news of his death has left his fans in shock. Both as a solo artist and as one-half of the duo Wham!, George has left an incredible legacy.
He first featured on Billboard’s charts in 1983 with Wham!’s “Young Guns (Go For It).” His biggest hit of all time is his 1987 classic “Faith.” Other blockbusters credited to him include “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, “Careless Whisper”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me.”
Michael charted 10 solo albums on the Billboard 200, with three reaching the top 10. His number 2 biggest Hot 100 of all time is “Careless Whisper,” which spent three weeks at number 1 on the weekly chart.
Here are some of his most memorable songs:
‘Faith’: Released in 1987, it was nominated for Juno Award for International Single of the Year and MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
‘Father Figure’: The song was written and performed by George and released as the third single from his debut album Faith
‘Careless Whisper’: It was his first solo single in the UK when he was part of Wham!
‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’: Released in 1984, the song became Wham’s first American hit.
‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’: George Michael teamed up with Elton John for “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” which was released in 1992.