Today’s artist was enjoying a spectacular run of hits when this song hit number one in America in 1987. After scoring three #1 US hits with his group Wham!, his 1987 debut solo album Faith was a blockbuster.
The title track spent four weeks at #1 (longer than any other song in 1987), and the next single, "Father Figure," stayed for two. The next single was today’s song, which was another huge hit, and it stayed at the top for three weeks.
Fun Fact: Filmmaker Tony Scott ("Top Gun") directed the simple music video for the song, which features today’s singer singing alone in an empty apartment where he attempts to draw a heart on his bathroom cabinet's glass door, but cannot finish the heart, as the grief takes over.
Vulnerability is the key to today’s song about a kid who has been hurt by an older lover, so much so that he considers skipping romance forever. But by the end of the song, he decides maybe he should give romance another chance.
When 12-year-old Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou first met Andrew Ridgeley at Bushey Meads school in Hertfordshire in 1975, a partnership was born. By 1982 they dropped their first album and four years later called it a day. Within a year today’s artist dropped his 10x platinum, grammy winning debut album, where you will find today’s song.
It’s a song that he wrote, recorded and finished in just 8 hours! Songwriting was a talent of his that many envied though he went through a dark patch after his boyfriend died from an AIDS related illness in 1993 and suffered crippling writer's block and depression. The following year he took the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards where he performed a new song, "Jesus to a Child, a tribute to his late love.
Every year during the holidays fans celebrate his legacy with one of the biggest Christmas songs of all time; Last Christmas and honor this beloved man who passed on Christmas day 2016.
It’s George Michael. One More Try. I Know That Song.