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BBC Radio 2 calls on listeners to select top 40 George Michael songs

By | Published on Monday 29 November 2021

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BBC Radio 2 is calling on listeners to vote for their favourite George Michael song, to mark the 40th anniversary of his entry into the music industry with the formation of Wham! in 1981. The final top 40 of George Michael favourites will be played on a three hour show presented by Claudia Winkleman on New Year’s Day.

“As well as being an amazing performer, George’s songwriting was a thing of beauty”, says Winkleman. “From love to heartbreak, joy to sadness, there’s a song from his extensive catalogue to suit every mood and emotional need”.

Head Of Music at Radio 2, Jeff Smith, adds: “George Michael is one of Radio 2 listeners’ most loved artists. He was a master lyricist and composer and his music, from the early hits with Wham! in the early 80s through to his later work, continue to have a timeless appeal”.

Two more Michael-focussed shows will be broadcast on Radio 2 on 1-2 Jan, ‘George Michael – Older At 25’ and ‘George Michael At The BBC’.

Voting in the top song poll is open now and will continue until 1pm on 11 Dec.