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Wham! – Everything She Wants (Japan 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 11th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Everything She Wants” is a song by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984 on Epic Records. In the UK and Europe the song was released on a double A-side with “Last Christmas”. It was written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo.

Upon release, “Last Christmas” took the majority of the attention and airplay as it was appropriate in early December as Christmas approached. However, the presence of an equally-billed flip side meant that radio stations had something else to play once “Last Christmas” had lost its topicality.

The presence of the Band Aid project meant that the double A-side peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart, although in the process it became the biggest selling record not to get to number one. However, in the USA, the song did reach the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, and became the third number-one song in a row from 1984’s Make It Big album.

Wham! would go on to have two more number-one hits in the UK before splitting at their height in 1986.

This Japanese 7″ pressing contains a special message from Wham! thanking their Japanese fans for their support. In Japan Wham! were wildly popular. This track is exlusive to this release.

SIDE A:
Everything She Wants (7″ Remix) 5:31

SIDE B:
Like A Baby 4:11
Message From Wham! 0:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Everything She Wants U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 Everything She Wants U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #4
1984 Everything She Wants U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #12
1984 Everything She Wants U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 07•5P-336
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Peter Saville (2)
Photography – Martyn Goddard
Recorded By – Chris Porter
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – George Michael

NOTES:
Special versions from the Epic LP:
“MAKE IT BIG”

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

B. Insert

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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27 Responses to “Wham! – Everything She Wants (Japan 7″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Patrick Says:

    Thank you, love anything by Wham!

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  3. Conner Says:

    Sweet! Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  4. Goodguy Says:

    I love those “special goods”. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    They are so cool!

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  5. Christian Says:

    I don’t think I have this remix edit yet. Thanks, Paul! Too bad your magic doesn’t extend to resurrect the shop that sells those Special Goods.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I wish I had that magic power lol, I do have a few of these items though 🙂

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  6. Stefano Says:

    Hmm, this remix edit is exclusive to this release to my knowledge.
    Great remix by the way, if you compare it to the original album version.
    Thanks for this new post, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano it’s exclusive to the 7″ single period. The US 7″ says it is 5: but it is a misprint and is actually the same mix that I have posted here 5:31. The “Message From Wham!” is exclusive to this single though 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Again Paul, you hit/press all the right buttons! I love Wham! and this is a rarity. Mega-Thanks Paul!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  8. Kenneth Says:

    Looking at all those ‘special goods’, I wonder how many of them are your collection! #WhamJapanSinglesChallenge

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Kenneth of the records shown in the picture I have the following plus some not shown.

    “Bad Boys/Club Tropicana” Japan 12″
    “Careless Whisper” Japan 12″
    “Freedom” Japan 12″
    “Everything She Wants” Japan 12″ and 7″
    “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” Japan 12″ and 7″
    “Last Christmas” Japan 12″

    Not Shown:
    “I’m Your Man” Japan 12″
    “A Different Corner” Japan 12″

    Hopefully I will get all of these posted in my lifetime lol.

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow.. what a special treat. That little message is so funny, it was so obviously written by their Japanese record company for them to just read out. 😀

    BTW Paul – do you know about Wham’s little prank they played for a Japanese TV commercial?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdCs2K_ZEpU

    Check out the re-sung lyrics for Freedom.
    ISTR them laughing in Smash Hits at the time about what they’d done, though I may have dreamt that.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oh wow! Jermajesty that is really fun. I had never seen that before. Thank you for pointing me to it. You alwys manage to locate some great vids 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    Wham! is my favourite pop group of the first half of the 80s!
    So this post is most welcome!
    Thanks Paul!
    Everything She Wants is GM’s favourite single from his Wham! era, and I think it’s the Wham! song he re-vists most.
    The best double A-sided single IMHO. As you’ve mentioned, a #2 (5 weeks) and it was the 6th best seller of 1984, and ending the 80s decade as the 6th best-seller too! Goes to show its consistent sales post-1984.
    Speaking of the Wham! you have.
    Can I ask if there is a 12″ version for Club Tropicana? I have the UK 12″ which I believe is the album version. I’ve heard that the Japanese 12″ features an extended so can you confirm?
    Also, if you’re ever gonna do a Wham! special, I hope you can re-rip and re-post the US 12″ for Wham! Rap. Those FK remixes are awesome!
    Thanks again, for giving us Everything We Want!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric I have been asked that question before about “Club Tropicana” as far as I can tell it is NOT a remix but the album version. “Bad Boys” is the 12″ version. The sleeve is a bit misleading saying “Extended Club Mix Versions” I will rip it someday and you guys can say for sure. I have those old Wham! records planned for someday as well. So much I want to do not enough time 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    I guess as much about Club Tropicana. Thanks for your confirmation.
    So many vinyls so little time! LOL!

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  11. lordofvhs Says:

    thank you for this mx.have a niece weekend bro

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  12. lordofvhs Says:

    sorry ,nice not ‘niece weekend’ (maybe with a naughty niece ?)

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  13. Yog Says:

    YAY ! George Michael !!

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  14. CakeSaint Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Interesting that the Japanese title of this single is “Strategy of Love” — I haven’t seen the Japanese translation of the lyrics, but it seems to be taken from the overall feel of the song.

    And “Last Christmas” is the mandatory karaoke song for an old friend of mine in Japan — thanks for the fond memories I get every time that song comes up!

    CakeSaint

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  15. George Rodriguez Says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post this, Paul! I’ve always preferred the 7″ version of Everything She Wants as opposed to the album version. Too bad classic hit radio stations play the album version nowadays, if at all. Happy New Year!

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  16. Rob Says:

    Thanks for having this rare 7″ single. I do notice that despite the cover being in near mint condition, the scan of the single cover does not have the price and some details from other scans are not here.

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