George Michael - OPO

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"A Different Corner." No beats, no pretense, just a little pretty synth and piano and these incredibly bittersweet lyrics, a fond memory and an accusation -- "Don't you care?"

And that voice. Makes me weak. Every time.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 06:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

collect the music asap

alexan coro, Wednesday, 19 November 2003 06:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Freedom 90, duh. A song so brilliant even Robbie Williams couldn't ruin it completely.

edward o (edwardo), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 07:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Too Funky for the video alone.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 08:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Careless Whisper". Which is what the 80s revival would be like in an ideal world.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 08:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

CW and ADC are on my Wham! The Final album so I always think of them as Wham! tracks. They're the two obvious best ones though. I have a soft spot for "Praying For Time", it's a bit absurd really though. All the later 90s disco ones like "Fastlove" and "Outside" never really convinced me. I actually liked "Shoot The Dog" quite a bit!

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 09:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That's sort of a s/d answer, oh well.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 09:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Like Jesus to a Child'

alext (alext), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 09:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The video for "Praying For Time" is excruciating though!

Jesus to a Child goes on a bit I think.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 09:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've always found something affecting about "Waiting For That Day," a pretty song with a hip-hop backing track. Nevertheless, the "everybody's talking about this new decade" part sounds a bit odd now that the 1990s are the *old* decade (not as odd, however, as when Styx started a song with "don't look now -- here comes the 80s!")

John Fredland (jfredland), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 10:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"You Have Been Loved"

(although I also have a soft spot for "Shoot The Dog", and was puzzled why it was almost totally ignored on ILM last year - never more pertinent in the UK than this week of course)

Jeff W (zebedee), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 13:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Cowboys and angels", easily. Not quite sure why though, I just have a really guilty love of the song. Everything else I can take or leave - well, leave preferably. I do have a strange penchant of echoing George's "That's right" towards the end of "Fastlove" though, because I find it incredibly funny.

Rob M (Rob M), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 14:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

kenan is OTM.

*but* i go for 'cowboys...'.

he gets an unbelievable lack of respect, usually from weeds who like ryan adams or whoever. i fckn love george.
'jesus to a child' is just about the saddest, most heartfelt song to get to number one ever, yet the like of n*ck h*rnby would probably think he wasn't for real enough, like he does in 'about a boy' over the pet shop boys. not that have read it.

george has just signed to SONY again. more pwer to him.

piscesboy, Wednesday, 19 November 2003 17:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Everything She Wants". The little descending bass bit after "somebody tell me" is just incredible. All downhill from there (though GM had many other fine moments)

Vinnie (vprabhu), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 17:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Freedom 90, definitely. Piano slides, handclaps, lovely shuffly drums, echoey/gospel vocals - a great come-hither look from pop to house.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Kissing a Fool" for vocal performance. "You Have Been Loved" for actual song quality. "Fastlove" for production

I guess "You Have Been Loved" is the overall choice here

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 19 November 2003 22:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Right now, today, "Cars and Trains". What an awesome song with a great vocal. The gyst: people make the same mistake over and over, slowing killing themselves (like throwing themselves under cars and trains, dig?) Plus he says "fuck" and refers to a guy who "gets laid, every day".

john'n'chicago, Monday, 14 February 2005 00:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

classics :monkey,mothers pride,you have been loved
coulda been single - hand to mouth

La Camilla Henemark, Monday, 14 February 2005 02:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Heal the Pain".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 14 February 2005 02:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

everything she wants

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 14 February 2005 03:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

The way the bridge in “Father Figure” dissolves after a few verses into an entirely different, more diffuse & complex bridge, is just so wonderful.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 03:47 (three months ago) Permalink


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