🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 George Michael

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Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And now, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

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  • 4
  • 5

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  • Faith
  • Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
  • Older
  • Songs From The Last Century
  • Patience

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And from the ‘Ladies And Gentlemen’ best of

  • Jesus to a Child
  • Father Figure
  • Careless Whisper
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • You Have Been Loved
  • Kissing a Fool
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me
  • Heal the Pain
  • Moment With You
  • Desafinado
  • Cowboys and Angels
  • Praying for Time
  • One More Try
  • A Different Corner
  • Outside
  • As
  • Fastlove, Pt. 1
  • Too Funky
  • Freedom! '90
  • Star People '97
  • Killer / Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
  • I Want Your Sex, Pt. 2
  • The Strangest Thing '97
  • Fantasy
  • Waiting for That Day
  • Spinning the Wheel
  • I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
  • Faith

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Think he was alright. Always assuned i hated him based on his mid - late 90s stuff but having listened more to his earlier work i enjoyed quite a few songs. Faith is an obvious banger but also love this song…

Nice story about him goving someone off Deal or No Deal some money or something once too

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One of the best voices of all time, and following his death the stories that came out about him indicated he was a genuinely good fella. Never listened to an album but plenty of bangers. It’s a 5 for me



A few great tunes. 2

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Nailed on 5. Absolutely gifted singer and songwriter. At least 2 classic records, unbelievable run of singles of which the cream are peerless. Probably danced to freedom ‘90 more than any other song, the chorus after the breakdown in the middle on the album version is the most euphoric moment in music I can think of.

Always thought he took himself too seriously but he was actually massively capable of taking the absolute piss out of himself. So many stories about how privately generous he was. Tragic that he couldn’t find happiness, we always listen to him on Christmas Day and it still makes me sad to think about what happened.


Some cracking pop singles, especially with Wham! but pretty much everything after the early 90s is turgid Serious Recording Artiste bollocks. He does seem to have been a very good person though, although at the same time I’m not sure he was very happy, which is a shame.

  1. Have never really liked any of his tracks but watched him live on TV once and was taken aback at how good a singer he was, clearly a very talented bloke.

If you replace Freedom with Faith then this is pretty much word for word my post. 5.


Well. He made some absolute tosh in his time. But the good stuff is as good as anyone’s good stuff ever.
Really admired the way he was able to laugh at himself, despite the way it all turned out for him.


Absolute 5iest of 5s. Miss him a lot.


3/5. Seemed like a great guy outside of driving under the influence.

Freedom is a solid gold choon.

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Not even that big a fan but a 5 for being a good comrade. RIP

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Nearly as good as Freddie.

I was at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert (sorry @anon19035908) at Wembley in 1992 and remember the tutting and derision that went on when he walked on stage to sing Somebody To Love (what’s this pop star doing here!). Within half a verse he had the crowd in palm of his hand. The best performance of the day, by far.

And Everything She Wants by Wham! is one of the best songs ever made.


Do find it amusing (in a completely non-judgmental way you understand) when people say “I just had no idea how good a singer he was” when this had been a radio staple for I dunno 30 years

Turns out the guy who went toe to toe with Aretha that time can really sing. Who knew.


Just looked up the album of covers and the track listing is so genuinely bizarre I kind of want to give it a listen. 90% fits the title and then random songs by U2 and The Police.

Anyway think he had a great distinctive voice and style, Wham & early singles great pop moments.

2 I guess.

It’s one of those incredible performances that had everyone surprised. I mean, he absolutely fucking nails it in a rehearsal: