Tag: Wham!


This Day In Music, November 17th

On this day in 1984: Wham! went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” It was first released as a single in the U.K. on May 14, 1984. It became their first U.K. and U.S. #1 hit. It was written and produced by George Michael. The single was certified […]


This Day In Music, June 28th

On this day in 1980: The Paul McCartney single ‘Coming Up’ became one of the few ‘live’ recordings to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record. In a ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine interview, McCartney explained how the song came about: “I […]


This Day In Music, June 2nd

On this day in 1984: Wham! had their first U.K. #1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael , one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up […]


This Day In Music, May 25th

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits scored their second U.K. #1 album with ‘Brothers In Arms’, also #1 in the U.S, and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular […]


This Day In Music, April 18th

On this day in 1984: Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. On this day in 1985: Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. On this day in 1987: Aretha […]


This Day In Music, April 7th

On this day in 1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band kicked off their first full-scale tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen’s first tour outside North America, which would take in 10 countries. On this day in 1985: Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played […]