Wham!

Everything She Wants

Composed by George Michael

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Although ”Everything She Wants” was relegated to b-side status on Wham!’s 1984 Christmas single, the song had flipped the tables by the beginning of the year, as a remixed version became the club hit. It encountered nary a whiff of resistance as it stomped up the US charts, too, following both ”Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and ”Careless Whisper” with the band’s third #1 hit the following March. Another glimpse of R&B driven, synth swept dance grooves, ”Everything She Wants” brought in elements of classic blue-eyed soul, yet kept the blast purely in step with the most popular themes of the mid 1980s. Proof again that, in spite of the snide sideways glances from their own countrymen, Wham! were able masters of an era they ruled for a solid year, delivering hit after hit with ease.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Last Christmas 1984 Epic 5:28
Make It Big 1984 Columbia 5:01
No Image 1985 CBS / Fox
No Image 1986 CBS / Fox
12" Mixes 1992 Epic 6:30
80's Greatest Rock Hits, Vol. 1: Passion & PowerPassion & Power, Vol. 1 1992
Various Artists
Priority Records 5:04
The Final 1994 Epic 6:38
Best of Dance 1985 1996
Various Artists
ZYX Music 5:07
The Best of Wham!: If You Were There... 1997 Sony Music Distribution 6:29
Passion: Songs for Lovers 2001
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:17
Atomic 80's: The Definitive Eighties Album 2001
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 5:00
Back to the 80's: The Long Versions, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 6:31
12"/'80s/Dance 2006
Various Artists
Family Recordings 6:27
This Is Not Real Love 2006 BMG / RCA / Columbia
100 Hits: 80s Dance 2009
Various Artists
100 Hits / Demon Music Group 5:01
Anthems: Electronic '80s, Vol. 2 2010
Various Artists
Ministry of Sound 5:03
Greatest Ever! Electric Eighties 2013
Various Artists
Greatest Ever 5:03
Dance into the Beat: Wham Collection
Various Artists
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