Our George Michael Albums Ranked list looks back at the solo career of one of the most loved pop stars of all time. Music fans around the world first heard the silky soulful voice of George Michael when he broke onto the music scene with his pop music duo Wham. The group was together for four years in the early 1980s and released two albums that sold over thirty million copies. They were a huge sensation, especially on the Eastern side of the Atlantic. Eventually, the duo would split and George Michael would embark on an even more spectacular solo career.
George Michael released his first solo album entitled Faith in 1987. The album would sell almost as many copies as the two Wham albums combined. George Michael would become one of the biggest pop stars in the world over the next twenty years. Unfortunately, he only released five solo studio albums as his career was sidetracked by legal problems and issues at various points in his life. Sadly, that life came to an end in 2016 when he passed away due to various medical conditions. George Michael has left behind a wonderful catalog of music.Our Geogre Michale Albums Ranked list will take a look at just his solo studio albums.
# 5 – Songs from the Last Century
We open up our George Michael Albums Ranked With Complete Song Listings List with George Michael’s only covers album of his career entitled Songs from the Last Century. The terrific album was released in 1999. Songs from the Last Century saw George Michael cover traditional jazz standards written by the greats like Johnny Mercer, Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter to modern day rock and roll artists like Sting and U2. One of the album’s standout tracks was George Michael’s version of The Police classic “Roxanne.” The excellent Songs from the Last Century album did not rank that high in the United States on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts where it stalled at number 157. However, it was a top 10 hit on the album charts in many countries around the world including the United Kingdom where it hit number two on the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts.
George Michael’s Songs from the Last Century Album Track Listing
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
My Baby Just Cares for Me
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
I Remember You
Wild Is the Wind
Where or When / It’s All Right with Me
# 4 –Older
At the number four spot on our George Michael Albums Ranked List we present the outstanding album entitled Older. The album was released in 1996. The album was a huge success for George Michael as had not released an album in over five years due to battles with his record company. His fans were just dying for new music and they rewarded George Michael with a number one album in multiple countries around the world. The Older album burned up the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number one position. In the United States, the Older album hit number six on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.
George Michael’s Older Album Track Listing
Jesus to a Child
Spinning the Wheel
It Doesn’t Really Matter
The Strangest Thing
To Be Forgiven
You Have Been Loved
# 3 – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
In the number three spot on our George Michael Albums Ranked List we present the marvelous album entitled Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. The stunning Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album was released in 1990. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 served as the follow-up album to George Michael’s sensational debut album titled Faith which was released three years earlier. The Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album was another big hit album for George Michael on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts where it hit the number two spot. They loved George Michael just a bit more in the UK where the Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album appeared on the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number one position.
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Album Track Listing
Praying for Time
They Won’t Go When I Go
Something to Save
Cowboys and Angels
Waiting for That Day
Heal the Pain
# 2 – Patience
Just of the big number one spot on our George Michael Albums Ranked List we showcase the extraordinary album entitled Patience. It had been eight years since George Michael had released an album of original songs. The brilliant Patience album was released in 2004. The album hit number twelve on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. In the United Kingdom, once again George Michael had another number one album.
George Michael’s Patience Album Track Listing
John and Elvis Are Dead
Cars And Trains
Shoot The Dog
My Mother Had a Brother
Flawless (Go to the City)
Please Send Me Someone (Anselmo’s Song)
Patience (Pt. 2)
# 1 – Faith
We wrap up our George Michael Albums Ranked List with the phenomenal album entitled Faith. The Faith album stands as George Michael’s debut solo album after his incredible success with his partner Andrew in their duo we all knew as Wham. The Faith album remains George Michael’s biggest-selling album of his career. It’s not only George Michael’s biggest-selling album, Faith stands as one of the biggest-selling albums of all time with sales reaching over twenty five million sales on a worldwide basis. The album also delivered an out of this world four number one singles. The monumental Faith album was released in 1987. Faith hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. It would hit number one in numerous countries around the world. Easily one of the greatest pop records ever released.
George Michael’s Faith Album Track Listing
- Faith. – Number 1 Single (compiled by ClassicRockHistory.com)
- Father Figure – Number 1 Single
- I Want Your Sex
- One More Try – Number 1 Single
- Hard Day
- Hand To Mouth
- Look at Your Hands
- Monkey – Number 1 Single
- Kissing a Fool
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