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George Michael – Monkey (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 24th, 2013

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“Monkey” is a US number-one hit song by George Michael. It was released as a single in 1988 and reached #1 on the US Hot 100 and #13 on the UK Singles Chart. “Monkey” debuted at #42 on 9 July 1988, reaching #1 for two weeks, beginning 27 August 1988.

“Monkey” became George Michael’s eighth #1 US single, and the fourth consecutive #1 from the Faith album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists who all had four or more consecutive number one singles during the 1987-1988 era, from one album (Michael Jackson scored five #1 hits from a single album (Bad) while Whitney Houston scored seven consecutive #1 hits from two albums).

“Monkey” also reached number one in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks and became his first dance number one. When the song was released as a single, the single version was remixed by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

SIDE A:
Monkey (Extended Version) 8:06

SIDE B:
Monkey (Acappella) 3:40
Monkey (Extra Beats) 3:30

VINYL GRADE:
VinyL: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Monkey U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Monkey U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #8
1988 Monkey U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 07849
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design By] – Norman Moore
Co-producer – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Engineer – Chris Porter
Engineer, Arranged By [Additional] – Steve Hodge
Photography By – Chris Cuffaro
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Design – George Michael
Remix – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Columbia LP: “FAITH”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “George Michael – Monkey (US 12″)”

  1. The Doctor Says:

    Ha! I actually have this one in my own vinyl library; I transferred it to MP3 a few months ago, in fact. (Though I’m betting your transfer is better than mine, considering the equipment you’ve got at your disposal. 🙂 )

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Doctor!

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  2. dazz22 Says:

    good track good album hopefully faith will get done some time good stuff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Dazz22 🙂

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  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Loved this single .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar!

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  4. Nathan Says:

    Thanks Paul, you sure know how to pick them. I graduated in 1987, and this came out the first or second year I was on my own, and struggling to figure out life in the real world, holding down a job, paying bills, finding a suitable place to live that didn’t cost too much, etc. in North Carolina and Virginia. I moved back and forth several times during those first 2 or 3 years. I love how a song will take you back and show you mental pictures of what you were doing, and who with, at a particular place and time in life.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nathan I know exatly where you are coming from. I also graduated in ’87 sounds like you typed my entire story 🙂

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  5. Bert Says:

    Thanks for this one. Is it possible to repost the US CD Maxi-Single Promo you posted in 2010 as well (in FLAC)?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bert. Sorry I only post vinyl theses days my friend 🙂

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Bert, I do see a rip “out there” when I googled it, but I doubt it’s Paul’s.

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    Bert Reply:

    Thanks, I see it too. Don’t think I can get my hands on it 🙁

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  6. tmthydunne Says:

    good gosh. does this mean that we will see a re-up of the “A Different Corner” 12″?!!!

    it is hard to type with fingers are crossed.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Tmthydunne that must be really hard. Typing with your fingers crossed lol See what I can do 🙂

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  7. kyleongwl Says:

    Did not like this track til it was release as a single.
    Til now, its a fav of mine from GM
    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kyleongwl 🙂

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  8. antbee Says:

    Thanks Paul! I don’t remember what this song sounds like, so I guess I will have to DL it and see!

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  9. Raff Says:

    It will be day with music of George Michael! 🙂
    Thank you very much Paul!

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