80s Song of the Day: Father Figure by George Michael

Father Figure by George Michael was released January 2, 1988. The 7″ release in the United States featured an instrumental version of the song as the B side. The song was the fourth single from Michael’s debut studio album, Faith, following the breakup of Wham! in 1986.

The song was a No. 1 hit in the United States, where it remained for two weeks. It was Michael’s sixth No. 1 hit in the U.S. (including three as one-half of Wham!). In his native United Kingdom, Father Figure reached No. 11.

Michael directed the song’s music video with Andy Morahan. The duo won Best Direction in a Video for the music video at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards.



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