Older (George Michael song)

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"Older"
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Single by George Michael
from the album Older
A-side"I Can't Make You Love Me"
B-side"Desafinado" (with Astrud Gilberto)
Released20 January 1997
Format
Length5:33
Label
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"Spinning the Wheel"
(1996)
"Older" / "I Can't Make You Love Me"
(1997)
"Star People '97"
(1997)

"Older" is a single released by George Michael in 1997. It was also released as an EP under the name The Older EP. The single's B-side is a cover of Bonnie Raitt's single "I Can't Make You Love Me". The single peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] peaking behind his previous single "Spinning the Wheel" by just one place.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single - The Older EP[edit]

  • UK: Virgin – 8940292

All tracks are written by George Michael, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Older" 5:36
2."I Can't Make You Love Me"
  • Allen Shamblin
  • Mike Reid
5:22
3."Desafinado" (performed by Astrud Gilberto & George Michael, taken from the Red Hot + Rio album)
  • Antonio Carols Jobim
  • Newton Mendonea
3:21
4."The Strangest Thing" (live at The BBC Radio Theatre, 8 Oct '96) 6:00

CD single[edit]

  • Netherlands: Virgin – 8940382
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Older" 5:36
2."I Can't Make You Love Me"
  • Allen Shamblin
  • Mike Reid
5:23

Promo CD single[edit]

  • UK: Virgin – VSCDJ1626
No.TitleLength
1."Older" (radio edit)4:59
2."Older" (full-length version)5:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Charts Company - George Michael - Older/I Can't Make You Love Me". Retrieved 20 January 2009.
  2. ^ "George Michael - "Older"". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 209 Vikuna 20.2. '97 - 26.2. '97)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 12 July 2018. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Older". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 7, 1997" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Michael – Older" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ Listas de Afyve. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – George Michael – Older". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – George Michael". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type George Michael in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

External links[edit]