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Unreleased George Michael song gets first airplay

By | Published on Wednesday 6 November 2019

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The first new George Michael single to be released since his death in 2016 received its first play on the radio this morning courtesy of Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. ‘This Is How (We Want You To Get High)’ is taken from the soundtrack of that new movie ‘Last Christmas’, the Emilia Clarke-starring festive film inspired by the late pop star’s music.

Of the opportunity to give the track its first play, Ball said: “I was, and am, a huge Wham! and George Michael fan and, even though he is no longer with us, his music remains a joy to us all. I’m honoured to be premiering this previously unheard song from George on my breakfast show”.

Jeff Smith, Head Of Music at Radio 2 and 6 Music, added: “Ever since they burst into the pop charts in 1982 with ‘Young Guns’, the music of both Wham! and George Michael has been loved by Radio 2 listeners, so I’m THRILLED that they will be the first to hear this very special record”.

Alongside Emilia Clarke, ‘Last Christmas’ stars Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is directed by Paul Feig, best known for ‘Bridesmaids’. The soundtrack features twelve of Michael’s solo songs, including this new one, and three Wham! tracks.

Watch the lyric video for ‘This Is How (We Want You To Get High)’ here: