The official music video for the ’80s classic, which Michael wrote with his fellow Wham! Andrew Ridgeley, was uploaded to the platform in October 2009.
“Careless Whisper”the 1984 song by george michaelwhich hit the top of the charts, officially surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube .
Careless Whisperoriginally released on the album “Make It Big” of Wham!, has averaged more than 400,000 daily views globally on YouTube by 2023, according to the video platform. The official music video for the ’80s classic, which Michael wrote with his fellow Wham! andrew ridgeleywas uploaded to Youtube in October 2009.
“Careless Whisper”which features a signature saxophone riff, is the eighth song from the ’80s to join the club YouTube Billion Views. The first to do so was “Sweet Child O’Mine” of Guns N’ Roses; the others are “Take On Me” of a-ha; “Billie Jean” of michael jackson; “Never Gonna Give You Up” of rick astley; “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” of cyndi lauper; “The Final Countdown” of Europe; and “Every Breath You Take” of Police.
The original music video for “Careless Whisper”filmed in Miami, was directed by filmmaker Duncan Gibbinswho had previously directed the video for Wham! hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (currently recording 427 million views on the group’s official YouTube channel). the video of “Careless Whisper” it was later re-edited to add footage of Michael performing the song on stage at London’s Lyceum Theatre.
Michael died in 2016 at the age of 53. The British pop singer had sold more than 100 million albums during his career. Michael, whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, formed Wham! in 1981 with Ridgeley. Last year, Michael’s estate expanded its global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music UK, covering the artist’s solo work, as well as songs from his time on Wham!
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