George Michael Songs Remixed: Listen to 6 of the Best

The news of English singer/songwriter George Michael's death at age 53 stunned the music world today (Dec. 25).

Michael -- born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou -- was a dance-pop icon who inspired many electronic artists over the course of his career, which encompassed 10 Hot 100 No. 1 hits between his Wham! and solo output. His catalog has understandably received the remix treatment from a wide range of dance music producers.

To honor his legacy, here is a list of the best George Michael songs remixed.

Wham! - Everything She Wants (Todd Terry Remix)

England embraced New York house music legend Todd Terry long before his home country did, so it's only fitting that the Grammy Award nominee lent his funk-infused touch to one of his adopted stomping grounds' most significant musical exports.

George Michael - Faith (Aeroplane Remix)

How does a remixer tackle a classic George Michael song like "Faith?" Vito de Luca wisely departed from the original's structure in favor of forging something new, riding an extended build into squelching synths and buoyant nu disco bass notes.

George Michael - Careless Whisper (The Polish Ambassador Remix)

The eclectic Oakland artist bolsters one of the most danceable George Michael songs with a throwback arpeggiator and distorted bass notes to nostalgic effect.

George Michael - White Light (Kinky Roland Remix)

The London-based producer turns in a melodic big room take on this 2012 George Michael song that would have sounded right at home in a Swedish House Mafia set.

Wham! - Last Christmas (Trap Remix)

The title of this beloved George Michael song will take on new meaning given the date of his death. Here Sambrosa and Tune Collective give the holiday classic an upbeat trap makeover.

George Michael - Careless Whisper (Tony Kart & Zelensky Remix)

An easygoing rework of Michael's 1984 smash featuring a plucky bass line and electric piano chords.


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