Posted by DjPaulT on March 26th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“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”.
Everything She Wants (Remix) 6:32
Like A Baby 4:13
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|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|
Label: Epic – 12•3P-587
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Misprint
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Credits: Photography By – Martyn Goddard
Recorded By – Chris Porter
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – George Michael
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
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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