It’s about being in a relationship with a materialistic girl (gold-digger), Michael realizes that at the end of the song when he sings “My god, I don’t even think that I love you”. This serious song foreshadowed Michael’s solo work. In an interview on Radio Countdown with Dick Clark, George explained the song’s meaning, he said: “It’s a lyric about a man who is six or eight months into a marriage which obviously isn’t going well. He’s faced with the ‘happy’ news of an arriving baby. So he’s in that situation where he can’t back out. (The song) talks about the situation (in which) many men find themselves, working really hard to support a family… and see it as a kind of trap. It’s a situation I’ve seen. It’s not the kind of thing I usually write about. Our lyrics are usually a lot closer to the kind of pop lightweight lyric we enjoy, but it’s a departure, and I think it worked.” In another interview with ASCAP, George explained how he wrote the drum pattern first and then the vocal part, he said: “It’s the only song I’ve written that successfully came from a backing track first. Because it was thrown together that way, I never looked at it as a single ’til everybody started saying it was great.
Release Date: December 10, 1984
Songwriter/s: George Michael
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box Top 100 charts. It peaked at number 4 on the Adult Contemporary and at number 3 on the Hot Dance/Maxi Singles Sales. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Gold for sales over 500, 000 copies. ‘Everything She Want’ reached number 2 in the UK, number 7 in Australia, number 9 in Belgium, number 21 in France, number 8 in Germany, number 6 in New Zealand and number 4 in Norway. In Canada the song topped the RPM top Singles and was certified Gold.
Artist’s age on Release Date: The English musical duo was active for 3 years when they released this song. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou known as George Michael was 21 years old.
Cover Versions: Naturally 7 – Grand Theft Auto V (game) – Very few Youtubers covered this song.