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Wham!

Wham! sparked something of a pop revival in the mid-'80s and could arguably be held responsible for sparking off the boy band trend of the '90s. They were unashamedly pop, to the point of padding the front of their trousers for television appearances. At the heart, however, was a string of catchy singalong singles written by George Michael (born Georgios Kyrriacos Panayiotou in London to a Greek restauranting family).

George met Wham!'s other half, Andrew Ridgeley, at school in the London suburb of Bushey, and in 1979 they started performing together as part of the ska-based band the Executive. When that group dissolved, they wrote songs, made demos, and rushed into a recording contract with the equally eager independent label Innervision, scoring an instant hit with "Wham Rap!" (they thought that "wham" was the sound they made when Michael and Ridgeley performed together). In order to move to a recording contract with Sony label Epic, Wham! was forced to walk away from most of the royalties from their debut album, Fantastic. None of that mattered when their 1984 single, "Wake Me up Before You Go Go," became a worldwide hit, accompanied by a video of the pair cavorting in their sportswear. Almost immediately, George Michael started thinking of a solo career, and released "Careless Whisper," issued in the U.S. under George Michael of Wham!

Wham!'s end came suddenly two years later, in 1985, reputedly when the group's manager, Simon Napier-Bell (later to manage Take That), decided to sell a share of his management to a South African entertainment conglomerate. Supposedly, as part of a stand against South African politics, George Michael immediately announced Wham!'s breakup. They gave their farewell performance before a sold-out audience of 72,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.

George Michael comfortably stepped straight into his own highly successful solo performing and recording career. Andrew Ridgeley's post Wham! album, Son of Albert, sold poorly and produced just one minor hit, "Shake." ~ Ed Nimmervoll, Rovi
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I can't miss the 80s people cause the 80s legacy is living fresh
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I always get an electric enrgy. I use this for the gym !!
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I love this song one of my favorite.
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I miss the 80's........ I was there....I had a wild life and i remember parts.....lo l . . . . . . . . y o u can't go back, but you can love the music
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Both are f*gs but the music is good.
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Roller Skating Music NICE
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Favorite Wham song.....
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Love this song......
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One thing in the 80s was to ask yourself "was I there,..did I remember to enjoy this time in era,..or maybe I was careless to whisper, (music is the key to set yourself free) because I do remember saying; ol' Sokol will never die!..oh, "and guilty feeling got no rythem"
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The things love does to people.
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Careless Whispers: I love this song. There's a lot of logic in this song. Please listen and learn.
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I have just always enjoyed his music and of course the wonderful voice you can post this at any time hugs and kisses
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pixiegirl119
love Wham remember Heaven Help Me. my fav
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest friday possible by the love of your life. Tommorow will be the best day of your life . However if you don't post this in 2 days, now you've started reading this don't stop. this is scary put,this on at least five songs 143 minutes . When your done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters . This is so scary it actually works.
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starlight17
George Michael has an amazing voice, I hope he tours again . I'd love to see him in concert
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Great memories
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@awmplumbng2 - - - W h a m is fake ham created by the Loma Linda company, a Seventh Day Adventist corporation. A heritage of feeding families healthy vegetarian foods. http://lomal i n d a b r a n d . c o m / ....THAT does not sound very gay to me. Fake maybe, but not Gay.
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Freedom: Great song, great lyrics. awesome
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awmplumbing2
Gayest band name in the history of bands ! Lol
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I love your songs carless whisper
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I have a very distinct memory of watching the video of this song on MTV one morning before school...
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OMG he is the best saw him @ a DC concert will never forget his careless whisper��
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TIMELESS
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natashawrigh t 6 1
Love this song
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Love it.
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WHAMMMMMMMMM M M !
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villarim
I secretly wanted to be George Michael. Lol
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Say what you will about George Michael, he's got a great voice!
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Like this song
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Careless Whisper.
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judylebel
Where are the words to the songs?
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80's rocked it!
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I love this song!!!

This is my very favorite song ever!!!!

Im straight, but i LOVE you George Michael.
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Love Wham & George. Brings back good young memories.
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nlc236
love this song.. so beautiful and smooth
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George Michael is hands down one of the best male vocalist to date.
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Love this song but this version blows!
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luperosas81
I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know your not a fool
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anjsmommy27
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in the next 2 days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in BIG letters this is so scary cud it actually works!
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gonzalez.fil i
80's in españa

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WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO!
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Dad this for u love u where ever u are u an my lil brother
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venzorjustin
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WHAM! Listening to this group as a teen really changed my life! George Michael was soooooo fine!!
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Today's music has nothing on the oldies. I truly love this song.
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blueyedmom00 7
Love this song. What a great voice!
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Love thissong
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Great song
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Simply hot sizzling dance song!
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Wham, great group. Nuff said
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