George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ video reaches big YouTube milestone

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ video reaches big YouTube milestone

Gone but not forgotten... George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' is worth a billion views and more!

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ music video
George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ video / YouTube screenshot

George Michael's music legacy lives on long after his death. The music video for the late English singer's 1984 classic, 'Careless Whisper', has officially reached one-billion views on YouTube. 

The video was published on the two-time Grammy Award winner's YouTube page on October 25, 2009. 

According to Variety, the 'Careless Whisper' music video gets an average of 400,000 global views a day.  And now - more than a decade later - the video joins the likes of  Psy's 'Gangnam Style' and  The Weeknd's 'I Feel It Coming' which both achieved the milestone in the past year. 

'Baby Dhark Dance' remains the highest-watched music video on YouTube with a whopping 12.55-billion views and counting. 

Luis Fonsi comes in second with 8.11-billion views, followed by LooLoo Kids' 'Johny Johny Yes Papa' (6.6bn) and Cocomelon's 'Bath Song' (6bn). 

Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, and Mark Ronson also have music videos in the top 10. 

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George Michael 'Careless Whisper' Fun Facts

George co-wrote 'Careless Whisper' with his Wham! band member, Andrew Ridgeley.  The iconic track was released on the band's 'Make It Big' album. 

George wrote six other songs on the album. 

Here are 10 fun facts about 'Careless Whisper':

  • The song reached #1 in 25 countries. 
  • George wrote the track when he was 17 years old.
  • 'Careless Whisper' was released when he was 21. 
  • The song went on to sell more than six million copies worldwide.
  • George got the idea for the song's saxophone solo while handing money over to someone on a bus. 
  • The sax solo was eventually performed by Steve Gregory.
  • Several different versions of the song were recorded.
  • Several artists including Kenny G have covered the song. 
  • The 'Careless Whisper' music video was shot in Miami, Florida. 
  • The song featured in the 'Deadpool' movie starring Ryan Reynolds.

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Watch George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' music video below:

Main image credit: YouTube ('Careless Whisper' music video)

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