George Michael has 20 songs in Smooth’s All Time Top 500

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.”

Source: Smooth Radio

George Michael ha 20 canzoni nella All Time Top 500 di Smooth Radio

Dopo aver ricevuto il maggior numero di voti di sempre nel più imponente countdown musicale d’Inghilterra, George Michael ha conquistato la vetta della classifica con Careless Whisper. Questo è il terzo anno consecutivo per il cantante scomparso e il quarto anno in totale, considerando che aveva toccato la vetta della chart anche nel 2017.

Scritta da George Michael e Andrew Ridgeley, Careless Whisper fu pubblicata 37 anni fa. Raggiunse il numero uno della classifica in 25 Paesi. Sono in tutto 20 le canzoni di George Michael all’interno della All Time Top 500 di Smooth Radio, il che conferma il suo status di artista inglese più popolare di sempre.

il commento di Yioda Panayiotou e Chris Organ, per conto del George Michael team:

“Siamo ancora una volta colpiti dalla straordinaria notizia che nel 2021, per il terzo anno consecutivo, Careless Whisper è stata votata in cima alla All Time Top 500 di Smooth. Sapere che la musica di George continua ad essere amata dai suoi fan e Lovelies in tutto il mondo è tutto per noi, come sarebbe stato per George”.

Fonte: Smooth Radio

Last Christmas finally reaches Number 1 and sets Official UK Chart record

Wham!’s Last Christmas has topped the UK singles chart for the first time, 36 years after it was first released.

The track was streamed 9.2 million times over the last week. First released in December 1984, Last Christmas was famously held off the top spot by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Celebrating the news, Andrew Ridgeley paid tribute to George Michael:

Previously, Last Christmas was the UK’s best-selling single to never reach Number 1, accumulating 1.9 million pure sales to date across its lifetime.

That title is now handed over to Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera (1.55m pure sales), a Number 2 hit in 2011.

But Last Christmas does now hold a new chart record – for the longest time taken for a single to reach number one.

The previous record-holder was Tony Christie’s (Is This The Way To) Amarillo? which had a 34-year gap between its original release and topping the chart for Comic Relief in 2005.