Songs from the Last Century is the fourth album by singer George Michael, released on 13 December 1999. Co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, it became his first album of cover versions. It consists mainly of old jazz standards, plus new interpretations of more recent popular songs, such as "Roxanne" (originally by The Police) and "Miss Sarajevo" (originally by U2 with Luciano Pavarotti). "Roxanne" was released as a single in other countries except the United Kingdom.
This album is the only in George Michael's entire solo catalogue to have not yet reached number one in the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number two instead. It was kept off of the top spot by Shania Twain's Come on Over.
The cover album had a hit in The Police's "Roxanne", for which George released a music video, shot in Amsterdam, in the so-called Red District, using ordinary people, not actors, who really live their lives on the street.