Make It Big
Studio album by Wham!
Released 23 October 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Post-disco, blue-eyed soul, pop
Length 38:02
Label Epic
Columbia (US & Canada)
Producer George Michael
Wham! chronology
Make It Big
Music from the Edge of Heaven

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.[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by George Michael, except where indicated. 
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"   3:50
2. "Everything She Wants"   5:01
3. "Heartbeat"   4:42
4. "Like a Baby"   4:12

Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Freedom"   5:05
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


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