“Do You Really Want To Know?” by George Michael (1992)

The house-spiked “Do You Really Want To Know” was one of three new songs George Michael contributed to the AIDS benefit release Red, Hot & Dance. The “Red Hot” series put out a series of releases throughout the ‘90s; with each volume covering a specific genre-ranging from hip-hop to bossa nova. “Too Funky” and “Happy”… Read More “Do You Really Want To Know?” by George Michael (1992)

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid (1984)

Here’s what separates “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” from “We Are The World” and the other, lesser, ‘80s charity singles. Thirty-four Christmases later, if “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” comes on in the grocery store/shopping mall/randomly comes up on shuffle, I get the warm fuzzies. I sing along. I only cringe during Bono’s ill-advised “tonight… Read More “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid (1984)

“A Different Corner” by George Michael (1986)

The issue with cataloguing every five song in your iTunes library is that certain songs (actually-most songs) don’t feel like unequivocally perfect songs every day. Looking ahead at the next few songs, I’m not sure whether they are “5″s or very high “4″s. But I’m going to go with my initial ratings for each. Somewhat interestingly, each… Read More “A Different Corner” by George Michael (1986)

“Crazyman Dance” by George Michael (1992)

Had it been completed, George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice 2 would have been a banger. Four songs from the album wound up being commercially released. Three of them get a five-star rating from me. Too bad George’s issues with Sony Music prevented us from getting another banger. The 1993 passing of George’s partner Anselmo Feleppa… Read More “Crazyman Dance” by George Michael (1992)