8 Best Wham! Songs

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Everyone remembers the loveable 80's pop group Wham! with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Which of their songs were the best?

  • Place 8
    "Bad Boys" (Fantastic- 1983)
    From the catchy chorus to the bouncy verses, this song ranks at number 8. The strong head voice, instruments, and expression show that this song deserves ranking on this list.
  • Place 7
    "Club Tropicana" (Fantastic- 1983)
    From the driving crescendos in the chorus to the a cappella at the end, this song ranks at number 7. The song gives the vibe that you are actually in such a place as Club Tropicana.
  • Place 6
    "Freedom" (Make It Big- 1984)
    From the keyboards, to the instruments, to the horns, to the vocals, to the lyrics... this song deserves to be on your Wham! playlist. A good song overall- if not, great, or even one of their best.

  • Place 5
    "Everything She Wants" (Make It Big- 1984)
    A song very different from other Wham! songs (due to the overall sadness in which is expressed well), this ranks at number 5. The deep voice of Andrew Ridgeley and the strong voice of George Michael combine well in the song and all instruments flow nicely.
  • Place 4
    "Last Christmas" (Music From The Edge Of Heaven- 1986)
    "Last Christmas" (Music From The Edge Of Heaven- 1986)
    Starting with the very well produced intro and ending with the classic 80s fade, this song ranks at number 4. This is one of the most recognizable and beloved Christmas songs of all time, despite its age. This song has re-entered the charts every year consecutively since 2007, which should speak for itself.
  • Place 3
    "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (Make It Big- 1984)
    "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (Make It Big- 1984)
    Where do I begin? Probably the most remembered and iconic Wham! song ever ranks here at number 3. The chorus is memorable and the whole song is fun to listen to, even if you don't know what it means. The backup vocals are on point and the horns in the bridge could not be better.

  • Place 2
    "Careless Whisper" (Make It Big- 1984)
    "Careless Whisper" (Make It Big- 1984)
    Known for its 'sexy' and iconic saxophone line, this song ranks at number 2. But it's more than just a saxophone that put this song where it is today. The meaningful lyrics (which George Michael would disagree with, but you have to admit they're good) to the thought behind the whole song, this is one of the most iconic Wham! songs ever.
  • Place 1
    "I'm Your Man" (Music From The Edge Of Heaven- 1986)
    "I'm Your Man" (Music From The Edge Of Heaven- 1986)
    Finally, number one. My favorite Wham! song of all time... where to begin? The simple but motivating instrument lines are a good place to start. The saxophone, the tambourine, the horns, the keyboards... everything is perfectly thought out. You can't listen to this song without dancing in some way. A very happy song indeed, and a very catchy one at that. This was one of Wham!'s largest hits, and for a reason.

Comments (3)


841 days ago
I could not agree more with your feedback, FannyPack! Wham! and George Michael are definitely my favorites. I was thinking of adding Young Guns, Wham Rap, and the other songs you mentioned, but since this was a top 8 list I decided to narrow it down. Glad you liked it!
849 days ago
I was so excited to see this list on the front page of this site!!!! Wham! has to be my most favorite band of all time, and George Michael is definitely my favorite artist. Personally I would've also added Ray of Sunshine, Wham! Rap, Young Guns, and Edge of Heaven too... but this is a really great list, and I'm so happy that there is someone out there who loves Wham! just as much as me! :)
852 days ago
I hope you all agree with me. As a big Wham! fan, I tried my very best to rank the singles as best as I could.