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Wham!

Overall Rating:Average Rating (2.18) based on 17 ratings
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From the submittor: "Wham released their first single young guns (go for it) in 1982. over a four year period wham went on to top the charts on both sides of the atlantic."Wham! sparked something of a pop revival in the mid-'80s and could arguably be held responsible for sparking off the boy band trend of the '90s. They were unashamedly pop, to the point of padding the front of their trousers for television appearances. At the heart, however, was a string of catchy singalong singles written by George Michael (born Georgios Kyrriacos Panayiotou in London to a Greek restauranting family). George met Wham!'s other half, Andrew Ridgeley, at school in the London suburb of Bushey, and in 1979 they started performing together as part of the ska-based band the Executive. When that group dissolved, they wrote songs, made demos, and rushed into a recording contract with the equally eager independent label Innervision, scoring an instant hit with "Wham Rap!" (they thought that "wham" was the sound they made when Michael and Ridgeley... Read More... at allmusic.com

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marto (2)
02/02/2007
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kolby1973 (28)
01/18/2007
I don't necessarily think WHAM should be in the Hall of Fame, but George Michael in his solo career definately should be. He has many, many hits under his record and is totally deserving of it.1
Limpin' Trenchfoot (12)
11/17/2006
As a reminder of what camp 80s pop was all about - very gay choreography, gay hairstyles (how anyone was surprised when GM came out) - yes. As having made a lasting impact on the music scene..no way Jose. Not in a trillion years.2
southparker9 (0)
07/16/2006
Not much of an impact group. Left no mark on rock other than George Michael. I don't see them worthy of the question.1
djdavem (13)
06/30/2006
Sure, why not. But in a few years I'd give George Michael (solo) more serious consideration.2
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