“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” was released in 1987 and written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. George Michael has recorded a cover of the Stevie Wonder track “You and I,” which is available as a free download. The track was premiered on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” this Friday. Michael hopes that fans will donate money to the Royal Wedding Charity Fund.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29 and was a response to George Michael’s “expressing the marriage publicly.” Stevie Wonder has also cleared the free distribution of the track according to Billboard which also previews the track.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. In 1987, New Order got a huge hit with “True Faith.” Expect the song to return to the charts in short as this will be George Michael’s next single. Although not an official choice, Michael has decided to donate the proceeds to Comic Relief.
A WelcheMusic favourite, the New Order original was produced by legendary Stephen Hague. It was issued on two different 12-inch vinyls including remixes from Shep Pettibone. The original peaked at No.4 in 1987 and New Order re-visited the charts in 1994 when a Perfecto remix made it to No.9. The track has been frequently used in films, including a nightclub scene in Mary Harron’s adaptation of American Psycho (by Bret Easton Ellis). It has also been included in Brights Lights, Big City and the US version of Queer as Folks. It was also featured in the season finale of The Vampire Diaries. “True Faith” was followed by “Touched By the Hand of God” which made it to No.20 in the UK.