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Remember When? George Michael's "Faith" Changed Everything
On this day in 1987, 30 years ago, George Michael released a new single that would change everything. "Faith," an extremely danceable exploration of sexuality and devotion, was the title track of Michael's debut album as a solo artist that went on to win the GRAMMY for Album Of The Year at the 31st GRAMMY Awards. The song also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Michael not only changed the music world with his unforgettable hits, but he also became known for leading the charge for equality and his quiet but impactful charitable generosity. Plainly put, there will never be another George Michael.
To the delight of his fans worldwide, a highly anticipated new documentary on Michael is on its way from Showtime on Oct. 21. George Michael: Freedom contains narration from Michael himself, as well as archival and private home footage and commentary from GRAMMY winners such as Elton John, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Tony Bennett.
So as a long, hard week comes to an end today and you head into your weekend, crank up some George Michael and always remember, "you gotta have 'Faith.'"