A man who fell in love with a woman and instead of her listening to her heart she listened to what everyone else was saying to her which scared her away. She will never be at peace until she listens to her heart. Written by George Michael, this love ballad is about George’s insecurities as a soulmate and partner due to the baggage of his past relationships.
Release Date: November 21, 1988
Songwriter/s: George Michael
UK – 18
US – 5
Germany – 44
‘Kissing a fool’ was the least successful song song on the album ‘Faith’. In the UK, the song peaked at number 18 while in Ireland it reached number 9. In the US, ‘Kissing a fool’ topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs reached number 55 in Australia, peaked at number 44 in Germany and was number 7 in Canada.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou aka George Michael was 26 years old when he released this song.
Cover Versions: Michael Buble – Amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.
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November 1, 2020 at 6:36 pm
Kissing a fool was an awesome song written and performed by George Michael, it really show cased his voice, such a beautiful tone, don’t know how it didn’t get to number 1 in the UK when it should have done, top artist and song. Beautiful song and lyrics!
February 23, 2021 at 12:40 am
I always liked the song.
June 6, 2022 at 3:04 pm
You took the words out of my mouth. One of my favorite GM songs on the album. Incredible tone of voice on this song. Very soft and soothing.