Monkey (song)

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This article is about the song by George Michael. For the song by Counting Crows, see Recovering the Satellites.
"Monkey"
Single by George Michael
from the album Faith
Released 3 July 1988
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 4:47
Label Epic
Writer(s) George Michael
Producer(s) George Michael, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
George Michael singles chronology
"One More Try"
(1988)
"Monkey"
(1988)
"Kissing a Fool"
(1988)

"Monkey" is a US number-one hit song by George Michael. It was released as a single in 1988 and reached #1 on the US Hot 100 and #13 on the UK Singles Chart. "Monkey" debuted at #42 on 9 July 1988, reaching #1 for two weeks, beginning 27 August 1988.

"Monkey" became George Michael's eighth #1 US single, and the fourth consecutive #1 from the Faith album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists who all had four or more consecutive number one singles during the 1987-1988 era, from one album (Michael Jackson scored five #1 hits from a single album (Bad) while Whitney Houston scored seven consecutive #1 hits from two albums).

"Monkey" also reached number one in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks and became his first dance number one. When the song was released as a single, the single version was remixed by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "Monkey (7-Inch Edit)" – 4:47
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
US 12" - Columbia Records 44 07849
  1. "Monkey (Extended Version)" – 8:06
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
  3. "Monkey (Extra Beats)" – 3:30
CD
  1. "Monkey (Extended Version)" – 8:06
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
  3. "Monkey (Extra Beats)" – 3:30
  4. "Monkey (7-Inch Edit)" – 4:47

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 12
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 22
Canadian RPM Top Singles[2] 1
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 6
French Singles Chart[1] 34
German Singles Chart[4] 24
Irish Singles Chart[5] 8
Italy Singles Chart[6] 13
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart[7] 90
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 9
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 5
UK Singles Chart[8] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[9] 1
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e George Michael - Monkey (song). Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ Top Singles - Volume 48, No. 22, 17 September 1988. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ Single-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ The Irish Charts. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ The Italy Charts. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  7. ^ George Michael singles sales ranking. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  8. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  9. ^ a b c Monkey - George Michael. Retrieved 18 May 2011.

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