Freeek!

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"Freeek!"
Single by George Michael
from the album Patience
B-side "The Long and Winding Road"
Released March 18, 2002 (2002-03-18)
Format CD single
Recorded 2001
Genre Electropop
Length 4:33
Label Polydor
Writer(s) George Michael, Moogymen
Producer(s) George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"If I Told You That"
(2000)
"Freeek!"
(2002)
"Shoot the Dog"
(2002)

"Freeek!" is a single written and performed by British pop singer George Michael, and a remastered version called "Freeek! '04" was later featured on his album, Patience.

The single was released on 18 March 2002; the first of six to come from Patience, although the album itself was not released until 2004. The song peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and also peaked within the top ten in many other European countries. It topped the charts in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Denmark, the first time that George Michael hit number one in these countries since "Careless Whisper". It also peaked at number five in Australia. The song contains samples from "Try Again" by Aaliyah, "Breathe and Stop" by Q-Tip, and "N.T." by Kool & the Gang.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Freeek!" was directed by Joseph Kahn. It incorporates a futuristic theme, including cyborgs and sophisticated technology recalling the film Blade Runner, with a sexually aggressive tone. The directorial effects in the video were first used in Janet Jackson's "Doesn't Really Matter" video, also directed by Kahn.

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK CD single #1

  1. "Freeek!" – 4:33
  2. "Freeek!" (The Scumfrogs Mix) – 6:41
  3. "Freeek!" (Moogymen Mix) – 8:28

UK CD single #2

  1. "Freeek!" – 4:33
  2. "Freeek!" (Max Reich Mix) – 5:46
  3. "The Long and Winding Road" – 4:19

UK DVD single

  1. "Shoot the Dog" – 5:35
  2. "Freeek!" – 4:33

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ European Hot 100 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Single-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  5. ^ The Irish Charts Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  6. ^ George Michael singles sales ranking. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. May 4, 2002. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  8. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – George Michael – Freeek!" Canciones Top 50.
  9. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  10. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2002 Singles. Retrieved January 21, 2011.