|Make It Big|
|Studio album by Wham!|
|Released||23 October 1984|
|Genre||Post-disco, blue-eyed soul, pop|
Columbia (US & Canada)
Make It Big is the second album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. The album was a critical and commercial success, hitting No. 1 in both the UK and the US and spawning four singles, all topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Outside the US "Careless Whisper" was credited as a George Michael solo effort upon its release as a single, while "Everything She Wants" was released as a double A-side with "Last Christmas" which would later appear on the following album Music from the Edge of Heaven.
It was certified 6× Platinum in the US within weeks of the album's tenth anniversary.
Track listingEditAll songs written and composed by George Michael, except where indicated.
|1.||"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"||3:50|
|2.||"Everything She Wants"||5:01|
|4.||"Like a Baby"||4:12|
|6.||"If You Were There" (The Isley Brothers)||3:38|
|7.||"Credit Card Baby"||5:08|
|8.||"Careless Whisper" (Michael, Andrew Ridgeley)||6:30|
- Lead vocals: George Michael
- Additional vocals: George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Pepsi & Shirley
- Acoustic guitar: Hugh Burns and Andrew Ridgeley
- Bass guitar: Deon Estus
- Drums: Trevor Morrell
- Electric guitar: Hugh Burns and Andrew Ridgeley
- Keyboards: Tommy Eyre, George Michael, Andy Richards, Anne Dudley
- Percussion: Danny Cummings
- Saxophone: David Baptiste and Steve Gregory
- Trumpet: Colin Graham and Paul Spong
- Arranger: George Michael
- Assistant engineer: Paul Gomersall
- Engineer: Chris Porter
- Photography: Tony McGee
- Producer: George Michael