ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL Teamed Up For A No 1 Hit In The USA 35 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

18 April 2022

Two late lagends, ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018) and charismatic Wham half
GEORGE MICHAEL (1963-2016) teamed up for a song titled I KNEW YOU WERE
WAITING (FOR ME)
, written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan.

The hit single topped the US singles chart 35 years ago today, on 18 April 1987
(also No 1 in the UK). Franklin and Michael won a 1987 Grammy Award for ‘Best
R&B Performance’
by a duo or group.

Aretha Franklin: “The first time I heard George was with Wham! and I liked it then.
He had a very unique sound, very different from anything that was out there. When
Clive Davis, my producer suggested we get together for “I Knew You Were Waiting,”
I was all ready. Musically, it does not grow old.”

Aretha & George were waiting for each other until 1987…

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