” 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 Older, in doing so he 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, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed to reach a peak position of number eight, the song stayed on the chart for nineteen weeks.
Outside of the United States, ” Fastlove ” reached Number One in Australia, where the song remained on the Australian Recording Industry Association Chart ( ARIA ) for eighteen weeks.
In New Zealand George failed to take the top spot but still managed to make it into the Top Ten to reach a peak of number five, the song stayed on the chart there for eleven weeks.
Europe was another successful series of chart runs for George where he achieved Top Twenty in most countries where the song was released, in Spain, it reached Number One on the Promusicae Chart.
In the United Kingdom,” Fastlove ” entered the UK Singles Chart and climbed to reach Number One where it spent three weeks, it stayed in the Top Ten for six weeks and spent a total of seventeen weeks on the UK chart.
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
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