Maybe it’s because I was five years old when it came out, or maybe it’s because I remember dancing to the song on my grandmother’s porch (now my porch, actually) until dusk on summer nights with my friends, but I will always love the George Michaels’ song, “Faith.” I had no idea that he used to be a part of Wham; in fact, I don’t think I even knew who Wham was until I was in my late teens. All I knew was that I loved how he bellowed, “Ba-bay!” And, of course, for kids who love pop music, the whole “Faith, Faith, Faith-ah” was a pretty easy lyric to sing over and over again.
When I heard about George Michael’s “controversy” in my teens, I don’t remember feeling shocked or angry or having any animosity toward the poor man; in fact, I remember feeling sorry for him, since the only reason why it was a “controversy” in the first place was because he was a celebrity.
I will always love Michaels’s voice and that song, and when it comes on I am not ashamed to crank it up and enjoy it. You can do that, too, if you like, by clicking here.