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Wham! – Everything She Wants (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 26th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

A. Front (no obi)

“Everything She Wants” is a million-selling Gold-certified hit by British pop duo Wham!, originally released in 1984 on Epic Records. The song was the forth single taken from the duo’s second album Make It Big.

“Everything She Wants” is written from the angle of a man rapidly approaching desperation at the material demands of his partner which seems to be coming to a head, despite the amount of work he does to keep her happy. In a twist, the second verse takes the story a step further by revealing that the woman is pregnant but the man cannot find any happiness in the announcement because of the extra pressure a baby will put upon him.

Although George Michael bemoaned much of Wham!’s material as he began his solo career, “Everything She Wants” remained a song of which he was proud, and he continued to perform it in his shows. Furthermore, Michael remarked in an interview (to promote 25 Live tour) that “Everything She Wants” is his favourite Wham! song.

In the UK “Everything She Wants” peaked at #2 while in the US the topped the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #1.

Of note the sleeve on this Japanese pressing says that the b-side is “Last Christmas” this information is incorrect. The b-side is actually the album track “Like A Baby”.

SIDE A:
Everything She Wants (Remix) 6:32

SIDE B:
Like A Baby 4:13

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 ‎– 12•3P-587
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Misprint
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography By – Martyn Goddard
Recorded By – Chris Porter
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – George Michael

NOTES:
Comes with a full color fold out calendar.

Back cover says Everything She Wants (Remix) and Last Christmas this is a misprint. Side B is actually “Like A Baby”.

Taken from the LP: “MAKE IT BIG”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back (no obi)

B. Back

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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26 Responses to “Wham! – Everything She Wants (Japan 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again. ESW is probably Wham’s best loved song . Even George says it’s his favorite . Your vinyl rips are truly great. What’s next Last Christmas or I’m Your Man?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. “Last Christmas” has already been posted so it’s “I’m Your Man” to end the series.

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  2. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul!
    Thanks from my heart and ears!!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  3. Todd Says:

    Such a great song! Thanks for this gem Paul. Can’t wait for ‘I’m Your Man’!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd 🙂

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  4. Ronald Says:

    Definitely one of my Wham! favorites as well. Thanks a lot, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ronald 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    This is by far my most favorite Wham! single, but I only like the remixed version, not the (dull) album cut. We don’t really know who did the remix, do we?

    Looking forward to the closing ‘I’m Your Man’ ceremonies. Kudos for this excellent series, Paul. You did an amazing job and it was great great fun going through the Wham! singles like this. Hopefully you’ll do more series in the near future (a string of 12 inches by the SOS Band would really be something to die for).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefan I am sure there will be more serie in the future. Frankly I am ready to move on now 🙂

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  6. partytimeboy Says:

    Thanks DjPaul for this, It takes me back to the MTV’s friday night videos show!!!
    Is it “Heartbeat” Maxi Single waiting on line to be posted?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    As far as I know “Heartbeat” was never released as a single Partytimeboy.

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    partytimeboy Reply:

    You’re just right DJPaulT, was not released as a single, not even on a B side, in my opinion it was underated. In my old brain cells, I tought it exist a maxi single, maybe because I overplayed the “Make it Big” LP and this hit was as a “must hear” from the album. Although I heard “heartbeat” on the radio more than once here in my country. Anyway, thanks for the info. You’re an authority on your field.

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  7. ex15 Says:

    My favourite Wham disco track and their best(The ballads were always George’s)..

    Thanks as always Paul.

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 :0

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  8. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul for this great lot of Wham!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss!

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  9. Craig Says:

    Thank you so very much for these FABULOUS rips!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Craig 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    I think this sort of signals the end of Wham!, even though George did release two more singles with the duo.
    He realised that he can’t break out and do more mature credible material if he is still part of Wham! And that is one main reason why we had their Final the following year.
    Sob!
    Still, this is indeed one of the best from Wham! The entire song, production, remix and vocal delivery create such an effortlessly hypnotizing single.
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I agree this one of Wham!’s best singles although my fav is “I’m Your Man” followed by “The Edge Of Heaven”.

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  11. Junior Says:

    As already mentioned it is indeed a great song.

    Thanks for your masterful rips, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  12. Michael C Says:

    Thank you Paul for posting quality vinyl rips of Wham! songs and rarities! Maybe next you could do a George Michael series starting with the Shep Pettibone mix of “Hard Day”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Michael C. Maybe I will do a George solo series in the future but now I am ready to move on 🙂

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  13. Grant Says:

    Thanks for this!

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