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Waiting For That Rate- The George Michael/Wham! Singles Discography Rate- The Winner Is....

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. I bow down to your superior knowledge, my French isn't superb(e) so I assumed it was about them in memorium.
    It's my favourite of hers too. It's sublime.
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    HIGHEST SCORE: 10 X 1 @Gnuh Gnuh
    LOWEST SCORE: 1 X 1 @Blaahh
    AVERAGE SCORE: 5.351

    UK SALES: 100,000+


    After 5 votes: #64
    After 10 votes: #64
    After 15 votes: #64
    After 20 votes: #63
    After 25 votes: #61
    After 30 votes: #63
    After 35 votes: #63
    RECORD MIRROR SAID: “Get those pulses under control ladies. Their cunning record company has merely cobbled three tracks from their “Fantastic” album and bunged a tacky instrumental on the B-Side. It’s all very jerky and rushed but to be fair to the lads they didn’t want it released themselves- not that they’ll be turning down the royalties. Should be re-titled “Club Fantastic Cement Mix”.

    Wham Statement in November 83 “We feel that this record does not meet the standards that our fans expect and deserve from us and we would be unhappy to think that any of our fans wasted their money on it”


    With the “Club Fantastic Tour” making its way around the UK, Innervision (the label) released this megamix comprising 3 cuts from the “Fantastic” album “Ray Of Sunshine/Come On/ Love Machine” the latter track a cover. Denounced by the duo who pleaded with fans not to buy it, the song was the only track by Wham! to miss the UK top 10 and was essentially Innervision hitting back at the group for Michael refusing them rights to release “Careless Whisper”.

    This is our first elimination for any track before 2000 and the first Wham! single to bite the dust!

    Popjustice said:

    @Rooneyboy (8) “ I bought this, oblivious to the legal fallouts at the time. I really liked it, sorry boys”

    @br0dy (7.5) “I was kind of expecting this to be a megamix of the early singles, surprisingly the songs in this mix sound better than the singles for the most part...”

    @berserkboi (7) “Fun but less iconic than the rest so far!”

    @gezza76 (6) “Clearly a regressive step for them by this point, the tracks themselves aren’t awful but it’s all pretty much superfluous and I don’t feel too bad giving it a low mark given the boys didn’t want it released themselves”.

    @letuinmybackdoor (6) “Cheap cash in”

    @Sprockrooster (3) “This does not move me physically not mentally”

    @nanafan (3) “I don’t think of this as a proper single. It was really album promo”

    @rawkey (3) “Megamixes are generally crap and this really is no exception.”

    @Hairycub1969 (2) “I still feel very strongly that this should not have been released as a single – horrible exploitation by the Record Label.”

    @Ray (2)I have no idea why this exists and it turns out that the boys didn't either. Not even a mess of epic proportions, just mess.”


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  3. Yes me too! Maybe it’s for the best we didn’t know. I need some time to absorb and calibrate this bombshell haha.
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  4. Ray


    Wow. The Wham!mania must have really been crazy.
  5. I think the same. A few singles here and there, but that was about it. It was like Whitney and MJ territory.
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  6. Glad to see the megamix go.

    Strangely, I had no idea that this was even released at the time and only discovered it many years later. Thankfully, I hadn’t missed very much!

    @gezza76 - being new to this rate lark I have to say I’m really impressed with the level of detail that is included with each reveal. This whole thing must have taken you ages - I’m in awe of your dedication!
  7. Add in the Christmas market
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  8. Very kind- thanks very much!
  9. I wish I had thought to do commentary. I used to blather on a bit much in these things, then cringe during the reveals, but GM meant a lot to me in the course of my life and growth as a human being. I was always kind of fascinated with him. I didn't really hate his version of "Truth Faith," by the way, or "John and Elvis." He sings from the heart and you have to give him credit for that, either from real experience or fictionalized representations of a mood like "John and Elvis."
  10. Good for 1983's end of year and New Year parties,too, I would imagine.
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  11. This is all what is to say about this "Megamix".

    Only "You And I" (6 points) received a higher scoring than 3 from me. Most of all I liked hearing his voice again and it's a nice song.
  12. Gone too soon!
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  13. Songs on the Club Fantastic Megamix:
    Ray Of Sunshine 8
    Love Machine 6.5
    Come On 6

    Club Fantastic Megamix: 5.5

    Classic case of being worse than the sum of its parts.
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    HIGHEST SCORE: 9 x 2 @berserkboi @Epic Chocolat
    LOWEST SCORE: 0 X 2 @Ana Raquel @WhatKindOfKylie?
    AVERAGE SCORE: 5.391

    UK SALES: 5,000+


    After 5 votes: #62
    After 10 votes: #62
    After 15 votes: #62
    After 20 votes: #61
    After 25 votes: #62
    After 30 votes: #64
    After 35 votes: #61

    George: “It’s talking about America soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood, fantastic lyrics all over this track, and somebody that people should definitely check out” (2007)

    Originally by Rufus Wainright this track was selected by George on Desert Island Discs in 2007. It’s another track which is critical of the Bush Administration

    Another 2 zero’s chucked at this which actually improved for me the more I listened- only from about 3 to 5 but still…..

    Popjustice said:

    @berserkboi (9) “This is getting into Classic territory!”

    @mrdonut (8) “Unlike many others in the period, this cover works magically”

    @Hairycub1969 (8) “Another wonderful cover!”

    @nanafan (6.5) “Nice enough cover but nothing special”

    @Rooneyboy (6) “His later stuff was very melancholy wasn't it? He sings it well I suppose”

    @Sprockrooster (6) “At this point these 'singles' are getting a bit boring in succession”

    @gezza76 (5) “I can appreciate the lyrics but this is a little light on tune to make it substantial”

    @br0dy (4.5) “I'm also tired of America, but not really feeling this.”

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  15. No great loss. I gave it a 3.
  16. Ray


    Can't even be bothered what I gave this one. Definition of pointless.

    Wouldn't mind 'Miss Saraievo' buggering off.
  17. The original by Rufus is better. But George gives it everything with his vocal.
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  18. Most of the pointless covers can go really.
  19. Going To A Town is possibly my pick of the pointless covers (I'd have to check my scores).
  20. Ray


    I think this @Rooneyboy comment is the best shade so far. I suppose.
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