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7 November 2014, 09:36
We've delved into George Michael's back catalogue to choose our top 5 favourite songs. Watch the videos now.
The duet with Mary J. Blige can be found on Michael's greatest hits album Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael. It reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. A regular on Smooth!
Don’t get this confused with Wham! hit ‘Freedom’, this single didn’t do that well in the UK, reaching number 28. It was a success in America though, where it charted at number 8. 1990 was a funny time for Michael, who declared "I would like to never step in front of a camera again." That explains why he’s not in the video then.
Many of you will know that this was George Michael's first solo single (although he was still a member of Wham! at the time). And he’s never looked back!
Is there a George Michael song that’s catchier than this one? We think not! Combine that with a leather jacket and a jukebox and a classic was born.