Amazing (George Michael song)

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"Amazing"
Single by George Michael
from the album Patience
Released 1 March 2004 (2004-03-01)
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Acid jazz, dance-pop
Length 4:25
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Johnny Douglas, George Michael
Producer(s) George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"Shoot the Dog"
(2002)
"Amazing"
(2004)
"Flawless (Go to the City)"
(2004)

"Amazing" is a dance-pop song co-written, arranged, produced and performed by George Michael, which was released by Sony BMG on 1 March 2004. It was included on Michael's fifth studio album, Patience. The song is about and dedicated to George Michael's partner, Kenny Goss.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Matthew Rolston. The video was filmed in London, United Kingdom in 2003. It shows a modern club-like setting where a holographic performance by George Michael is projected in front of a long lounge. George is also shown amongst the crowd, and in small intervals singing in front of a black background.

Chart performance[edit]

On 1 March 2004, "Amazing" was released in the United Kingdom. The song debuted at number four on the singles chart. Outside of the UK, the song was also successful. It reached number one in Spain and Italy.

When George Michael appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on 26 May 2004 to promote the album, he performed the song on the show. "Amazing" was released in the United States. Michael had previously found success in the dance clubs with "Monkey" (1988) and "Star People" (1997), and "Amazing" became his third release to reach the top on the Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs. It also performed well on the Hot Dance Airplay, where it reached the top spot and stayed there for 4 weeks .

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK CD single #1

  1. "Amazing" – 4:25
  2. "Freeek! '04" – 4:36

UK CD single #2

  1. "Amazing" (Album Version) – 4:25
  2. "Amazing" (Jack 'N' Rory 7" Vocal Mix) – 5:56
  3. "Amazing" (Full Intention Club Mix) – 8:05

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Dragostea din tei" by Haiducii
Italian FIMI number-one single
27 February 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Left Outside Alone" by Anastacia
Preceded by
"Save My Soul" by Kristine W
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
24 April 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Hole in the Head" by Sugababes
Preceded by
"Naughty Girl" by Beyoncé
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
10 July 2004 – 31 July 2004 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Move Ya Body" by Nina Sky

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l George Michael - Amazing (song). Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  2. ^ Billboard Singles. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  3. ^ Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  4. ^ European Hot 100 Singles. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  5. ^ Single-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  6. ^ Single (track) Top 10 lista. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  7. ^ The Irish Charts. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  8. ^ Listas de Afyve. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  9. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  10. ^ a b Amazing - George Michael. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  11. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Singles. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  12. ^ 2004 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved 26 July 2008)
  13. ^ 2004 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 26 July 2008)

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