Because, obviously, after listening to Faith all the way through I’m listening to more George Michael/Wham! songs popular in another country when I was a very small child. I like the fun ones; Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, I’m Your Man, etc. But the rest are so tortured! His woman is either not sleeping with him, has done him wrong, or looks down on him, or all three. A major theme of inadequacy screams from a number of songs: Everything She Wants, and Monkey. Then there’s Father Figure…. what the fuck is that? Is he adopting a child? What is this song about?
Seriously, though, George Michael is the Dolly Parton of British Pop Singers.
(Have you ever listened to Jolene? Go listen to that album.)
There’s also a whole lot of snapping in these songs…..