After receiving more votes than ever before for Britain’s Biggest Music Countdown, George Michael topped the chart with Careless Whisper. This is the third year in a row for the late singer, and fourth year in total, having also topped the 2017 countdown.
Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Careless Whisper was released 37 years ago. It reached the number one spot in 25 countries. In total, George Michael has 20 songs in Smooth’s All Time Top 500, confirming his place as the nation’s most popular artist of all time.
Yioda Panayiotou and Chris Organ, on behalf of the George Michael team:
“We are once again bowled over to hear the amazing news that, for the third year running, Careless Whisper has been voted number one in Smooth’s All Time Top 500, in 2021. To know that George’s music continues to be loved by his fans and Lovelies all over the world means everything to us, as it would have done to George.”