Club Fantastic Megamix

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"Club Fantastic Megamix"
Wham! Club Fantastic Megamix single cover.jpg
Single by Wham!
B-side"A Ray of Sunshine"
Released1983
Format12", 7"
Recorded1983
GenrePop
Length3:54
LabelCBS
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)Steve Brown, George Michael
Wham! singles chronology
"Club Tropicana"
(1983)
"Club Fantastic Megamix"
(1983)
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
(1984)

"Club Fantastic Megamix" was a single released by Wham! in 1983, and was the last single release for the duo on Innervision Records. It was approved by Mark Dean, the manager of Innervision Records.[1] The single was released three months after Wham! had begun proceedings to leave the label, and was disapproved of by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The single, which consisted of a mix of the tracks "A Ray of Sunshine", "Love Machine", and "Come On" from the album Fantastic, reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

The only reason why the Club Fantastic Megamix was able to be issued was because the songs had already been released. Prior to a song being released, a publisher has the right to grant the first license of a tune of which he holds the copyright.[1] Because those three songs had already been released to the public, the songwriter was unable to prevent the record company from creating this second release.

Track listing[edit]

7": Innervision / A 3586 (UK)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Club Fantastic Megamix"George Michael, Moore-Griffin3:54
2."A Ray of Sunshine" (Instrumental mix)George Michael4:03
12": Innervision / TA 3586 (UK)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Club Fantastic Megamix" (12" version)George Michael, Moore-Griffin8:35
2."A Ray of Sunshine" (Instrumental Remix)George Michael5:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 44
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bare by George Michael and Tony Parsons, Penguin Books, 1991. Page 112 ISBN 0-14-013235-X
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Wham! – Club Fantastic Megamix". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Club Fantastic Megamix". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Wham! – Club Fantastic Megamix" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2016.