I’d say love was a magical thing I’d say love would keep us from pain Had I been there, had I been there.
A Different Corner from the Music from the Edge of Heaven album (1986) has long been one of my favourite George Michael songs. With its heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous vocals, it really does highlight how special he was. A UK number one, it was written, sung, played produced and arranged by George himself, the first British person to do so. I never thought I would be writing a George Michael dedication for quite some time, 53 is no age at all. George had a ridiculous amount of talent and as long as I can remember listening to music he was always around. I even quoted one of his lyrics for Last Christmas only a few weeks ago. It’s also clear from the many tributes just how kind, caring and generous he was.
Now I know what a fool I’ve been But if you kissed me now I know you’d fool me again
Taken from the song Last Christmas by 80s pop band Wham, from their final studio album Music from the Edge of Heaven (1986). Kept off by the The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas?, the much-loved song has regularly charted and been covered by a wide selection of artists, including Jimmy Eat World.
I’m never gonna dance again Guilty feet have got no ryhthm Though its easy to pretend I know you’re not a fool
Taken from the astonishingly successful song Careless Whisper by George Michael. Although credited to Michael, it features on Wham’s second album Make it Big (1984) and topped the charts in countries including the UK and US.
Has there been a song that you were familiar with and then heard another artist’s take on it and been completely blown away? Including the times you actually liked the initial release? I thought I’d choose my favourites and see what you thought. Are you in agreement with many of the songs? Which ones would you add? As always your comments and suggestions are more than encouraged.