On December 25, 2016 the music circle was speechless when they learned that George Michael, one of the most renowned British performers of popular music, he had died at the age of 53 from heart problems caused by fatty liver.
The singer, who launched his career as part of the duo Wham! in the 80s, He died peacefully in his home, his publicist revealed in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home this Christmas. The family wants to ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment on this matter ”.
Over the years, his legacy has been consecrated through the successes he left in his solo career or as a vocalist in Wham !, but also with posthumous releases of songs that he recorded with his voice and that unfortunately he could not listen to when he was finished. (“Fantasy” and now last as part of the soundtrack of the movie Last Christmas, “This is how”).
In Rock & Pop we remember him today and always with 5 of his most recognized songs!
A classic of romantic and sensual music that plays on all radios.
It is the name of the hit that gives life to his first solo album. The song filled the void and anxiety left by the separation from Wham! in 1986.
Its official name is “Freedom! ’90”. It was written and performed by George Michael, and chronicles Michael’s days at Wham! with phrases like: “God knows we sure had fun, boy, what a kick, just a friend and I, we had all the greats… we were living in a fantasy. “
The song is about loving someone in all aspects; wanting to be that all for his object of affection. Michael wrote this song before his homosexuality became public knowledge. The lyrics are ambiguous and probably about a man. However, the video, starring the model Tania Coleridge as his love interest, portrayed the song as a heterosexual relationship.
“Last Christmas” de Wham!
Written and produced by George Michael, this song actually has very little to do with Christmas: This is a failed relationship. The choir mentions Christmas just to mark a date.
Despite this, the issue has become a classic of all Christmases, especially in the UK. This year, it was also the perfect excuse for the romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke: “Last Christmas: Another Chance to Love.”
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