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5. George Michael
After his arrest for 'engaging in a lewd act' in a Los Angeles public toilet, many thought Michael's career might have the nail hammered into the coffin. But the release of new song Outside, with its cheeky video of Michael dressed in a policeman's outfit and singing in a disco ball toilet, saw Michael's biggest UK hit in years. The album, a greatest hits collection named Ladies & Gentlemen, has spent 200 weeks on the UK charts and is the 38th best-selling album ever.