Every George Michael Album And Single That Returned To The World’s Charts This Week

Robbie Daw | January 4, 2017 11:19 am

Seeing Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” make a leap back into the public consciousness is no surprise during the holiday season, but the 1984 chestnut got an added boost in sales and streams, and proved to be the song many George Michael fans flocked to, upon the singer’s untimely (and somewhat ironic) death on Christmas Day.

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In the UK and Germany, “Last Christmas” is at #7 on each country’s singles chart, while in Sweden the holiday tune is sitting at #4. Stateside, on the Billboard Hot 1oo, the Wham! song climbed to #41, its highest position ever. (“Last Christmas” was never officially released as a commercial single in the US upon its initial outing in 1984.)

George Michael’s highest showing on the Hot 100 this week is with “Careless Whisper,” which re-enters the chart at #33. Also released in 1984, the sax-filled ballad is notable as being Michael’s first solo single, though in the States it was originally credited to Wham! featuring George Michael. “Careless Whisper” topped the Hot 100 upon its original release.

Michael’s single “Faith,” from his album of the same name, re-enters the Hot 100 at #47. Like “Careless Whisper,” “Faith” also hit #1, when it was first released in 1987.

Over on the Billboard 200, Michael’s most recent hits collection, Twenty Five, returns at #12, and leads his four full length releases that hop back onto the chart this week.

Below, see the George Michael and Wham! albums and singles that made an impact on various charts around the globe following the singer’s death.

US: Single chart

33. “Careless Whisper” — Wham! feat. George Michael 41. “Last Christmas” — Wham! 47. “Faith” — George Michael

US: Album chart

12. Twenty Five — George Michael 18. Faith — George Michael 84. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael — George Michael 168. Make It Big — Wham!

UK: Single chart

7. “Last Christmas” — Wham! 44. “Careless Whisper” — George Michael 64. “Faith” — George Michael 94. “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” — George Michael & Elton John

UK: Album chart

8. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael — George Michael 40. The Final — Wham! 47. Twenty Five — George Michael 62. Faith — George Michael 73. Symphonica — George Michael 84. Older — George Michael

Canada: Single chart

17. “Last Christmas” — Wham! 36. “Careless Whisper” — George Michael 47. “Faith” — George Michael

Canada: Album chart

10. Twenty Five — George Michael

Australia: Single chart

23. “Last Christmas” — Wham! 50. “Faith” — George Michael

Australia: Album chart

11. Twenty Five — George Michael 14. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael — George Michael

France: Single chart

7. “Careless Whisper” — George Michael 8. “Last Christmas” — Wham! 27. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” — Wham! 34. “Faith” — George Michael 40. “One More Try” — George Michael 52. “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” — George Michael & Elton John 55. “As” — George Michael feat. Mary J. Blige 60. “Jesus To A Child” — George Michael 61. “Freedom ’90” — George Michael 85. “I Want Your Sex” — George Michael 88. “Fastlove” — George Michael

Italy: Single chart

33. “December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas)” — George Michael

Italy: Album chart

32. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael — George Michael

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