Fastlove George Michael
Song Title: Fastlove
Artist: George Michael
Date of release: April 22, 1996
Description: ” Fastlove ” is by George Michael ( Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou ), the English singer, songwriter and record producer.
The song was written by George and Patrice Rushen, who is better known for her song ” Forget me nots ” which was sampled and used by Will Smith in the hit movie Men in Black.
In 1996 ” Fastlove ” was released on the Virgin record label the United Kingdom and Dreamworks Records in the United States, production for the song by George michael and Jon Douglas.
The song was taken from George’s multi million selling Album ” Older “, which Virgin records had supposedly paid a £30,000,000 advance as part of a deal for two of his next Album releases.
Music critics liked the song and gave mostly positive reviews. Jim Farber from Entertainment Weekly wrote “It took real guts to release a salute to a one-night stand in this, the era of abstinence,”.
Allmusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine reviewed the ” Older ” Album but noted that the song ” lacks the carefree spark of his earlier work “. He went on to choose ” Fastlove ” as his top pick for the Album.
The song was a commercial success for George, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and climbed to reach a peak position of number 8, the song stayed on the chart for 19 weeks.
Outside of the United States, ” Fastlove ” reached number one in Australia, there the song stayed on the Australian Recording Industry Association Chart ( ARIA ) for 18 weeks.
In New Zealand George failed to take the top slot but still managed to take the song into the top 10 to reach a peak of number 5, the song stayed on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) Chart for 11 weeks.
Europe was another successful series of chart runs for George where he achieved top 20 in most countries where the song was released, in Spain the song reached number one on the Promusicae Chart.
In the United Kingdom,” Fastlove ” entered the chart and climbed to reach number one for 3 weeks, the song stayed in the top ten for 6 weeks and spent a total of 17 weeks on the UK chart.
George Michael died on the 25th of December 2016.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 1, Austrian Singles Chart 13, Belgian Flanders Singles Chart 25, Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart 8, Canadian RPM Top Singles 4, Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1, Dutch Singles Chart 14, Finnish Singles Chart 5, French Singles Chart 10, German Singles Chart 25, Irish Singles Chart 5, New Zealand Singles Chart 5, Norwegian Singles Chart 11, Spanish Singles Chart 1, Swedish Singles Chart 7, Swiss Singles Chart 13
Official Website: Georgemichael.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/GeorgeMichael