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#Cannonball gives @Showtekmusic their 2nd UK #Top40 in as many weeks. The track also features @justinprime + @MatthewKoma, and debuts at 29.

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WHAM!

WHAM!
  • Wham! were formed in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley - they split five years later after saying goodbye with a farewell concert at Wembley Stadium
  • In the 1980s, Wham! were the only British act to secure three No1 Singles in both the UK and US
  • Their biggest single was Last Christmas/Everything She Wants, which sold more than 1.5m in the UK.
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley met at Bushey Meads School in Watford, UK. At first, they performed in a short-lived rock and roll band called The Executive, before changing their name to Wham!.
Thety arrived on the scene with their single Young Guns (Go For It) - accompanied by a memorable perormance on Top Of The Pops - in late 1982 and, by the end of 1983, were rivaling Duran Duran and Culture Club as Britain’s biggest pop act, with their first album Fantastic reaching #1 in the Official Charts. 

When Careless Whisper was issued as a George Michael solo piece, it was unlike any Wham! single since Wham Rap!, being co-written by Ridgeley. But the song, which quickly reached #1, sowed the seeds of Wham!'s demise, marking the beginning of George Michael's solo career. In autumn 1984, Wham! returned as a duo with Freedom (another #1), but two years later they split. 
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Date Title, Artist, (Label) Peak Position Weeks Weeks at No.1
16/10/1982

YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT)

WHAM! (Innervision IVL A 2766)

3 17 0
15/01/1983

WHAM RAP

WHAM! (Innervision IVL A 2442)

8 11 0
14/05/1983

BAD BOYS

WHAM! (Innervision A 3143)

2 14 0
30/07/1983

CLUB TROPICANA

WHAM! (Innervision A 3613)

4 11 0
03/12/1983

CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX

WHAM! (Innervision A 3586)

15 8 0
26/05/1984

WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO

WHAM! (Epic A 4440)

1 16 2
13/10/1984

FREEDOM

WHAM! (Epic A 4743)

1 14 3
15/12/1984

LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS

WHAM! (Epic A 4949)

2 13 0
23/11/1985

I'M YOUR MAN

WHAM! (Epic A 6716)

1 12 2
14/12/1985

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic WHAM 1)

6 7 0
21/06/1986

THE EDGE OF HEAVEN/WHERE DID YOUR HEART GO

WHAM! (Epic FIN 1)

1 10 2
20/12/1986

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic 6502697)

45 4 0
08/12/2007

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

14 5 0
06/12/2008

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

26 5 0
12/12/2009

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

34 4 0
11/12/2010

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

57 4 0
10/12/2011

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

26 4 0
08/12/2012

LAST CHRISTMAS

WHAM! (Epic GBBBM8400019)

34 4 0
Date Title, Artist, (Label) Peak Position Weeks Weeks at No.1
09/07/1983

FANTASTIC!

WHAM! (Inner Vision IVL 25328)

1 116 2
18/11/1984

MAKE IT BIG

WHAM! (Epic EPC 86311)

1 72 2
19/07/1986

THE FINAL

WHAM! (Epic EPC 88681)

2 47 0
06/12/1997

THE BEST OF WHAM!

WHAM! (Epic 4890202)

4 24 0
10/12/2011

THE FINAL

WHAM! (Epic 88697987892)

50 2 0