George Michael – “Freedom! 90” – (1990)

Here is one of George Michael’s best songs – and he’s had some awesome songs. This is one of those songs that has that “anthem” type feel to it. It’s upbeat but it builds and builds to the chorus in which George Michael is sort of yelling “Freedom!” behind George Michael who is also singing the chorus. The music video was directed by David Fincher… who also directed the music video for “Cradle of Love,” which we featured a few weeks ago. Fun fact, the “90” in the title is only there to differentiate it from the Wham! song that was called “Freedom.” It was a top ten hit in the U.S. and remains one of his most popular songs, even if it sounds a little older than it is (and even though the title clearly states what decade it came out in).