You Have Been Loved

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"You Have Been Loved" / "The Strangest Thing '97"
Single by George Michael
from the album Older
Released September 8, 1997
(not released in the U.S.)
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1993–1997
Genre Soul pop, Dance-pop
Length 5:30 ("You Have Been Loved")
6:01 ("The Strangest Thing")
4:34 ("The Strangest Thing '97")
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) George Michael ("The Strangest Thing")
George Michael
David Austin ("You Have Been Loved")
Producer(s) George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"Waltz Away Dreaming"
"You Have Been Loved" / "The Strangest Thing '97"

"You Have Been Loved" (George Michael/David Austin) / "The Strangest Thing '97" (George Michael) is a double A-side single by the dance-pop artist George Michael. Both songs are from his 1996 album Older. The single reached #2 on the UK charts, only behind Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" '97 charity single. The song was Michael's second double A-side single, after "Older / I Can't Make You Love Me", released the same year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Have Been Loved"
  2. "The Strangest Thing '97" (Radio Mix)
  3. "Father Figure" (Unplugged)
  4. "Praying for Time" (Unplugged)


Two singles were released for the double A-side. The cover for the first shows Michael cross-legged on a black chaise longue in a room with brown-tiled walls. The cover for the second is just a close-up of the first cover, and does not show the chaise longue. The single version is referred to as "The Strangest Thing '97" instead of simply "The Strangest Thing" of the album version because the single version is a remixed/re-recorded, more up-tempo dance track.

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1997) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 21
Irish Singles Chart[2] 11
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 37
UK Singles Chart[4] 2


Country Certification
United Kingdom Silver[5]


  1. ^ Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ The Irish Charts. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  3. ^ George Michael - You Have Been Loved (song). Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  5. ^ Certified awards search. Retrieved May 3, 2011.

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