George Michael was a musical genius who rose to a level of superstardom touched by only a rare few. Though he continued to push boundaries and lend his support to much needed social causes for over four decades, the one message that continued to emerge from his music was that we should accept and embrace love in all different forms. And it’s this emphasis on love which is the reason why so many of his songs are absolutely perfect for your wedding day.
As the world continues to mourn the loss of this true legend, we look back at some of his most iconic tracks and have put together a set list of our favourite pop-tunes, which you can incorporate into your special day.
In no particular order, here’s our Top 8:
This soft-rock dance number was about how love changed George Michael’s life based on his relationship with Kenny Goss in mid-nineties.
A Top 10 hit in the UK, George Michael teamed with Mary J Blige and released their version of Stevie Wonder’s original soul-filled song. The perfect expression for everlasting love.
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (1984)
Wham!’s first breakthrough single in the United States, this giddy, finger-snapping chart topper is fun for the end of the night.
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me (1987)
This duet with the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, saw George Michael win his first Grammy. Grab the one you love on the dance floor and sing along to this great hit.
This song needs no introduction. One of his most memorable and enduring hits as a solo artist, this song was written, produced and arranged by George Michael himself becoming of the biggest selling singles of 1988. A sure favourite for all your guests.
I’m Your Man (1985)
Wham!’s third number one, I’m Your Man is a feel-good number to include in your playlist.
You And I (2011)
In 2011 George Michael released his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s You And I, as a gift to Prince William and Catherine Middleton for their wedding.
If I Told You That (1998)
George Michael’s vocals were later recorded on this duet with Whitney Houston for a newer version and arrangement. For couples who want a modern R’n’B number on the night including two classic artists.