Spinning the Wheel

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"Spinning the Wheel"
Spinning the Wheel (George Michael single - cover art).jpg
Single by George Michael
from the album Older
B-side
  • "You Know That I Want To"
  • "Safe"
Released 19 August 1996
Format
Recorded 1995
Genre
Length 6:22
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
  • George Michael
  • Jon Douglas
George Michael singles chronology
"Fastlove"
(1996)
"Spinning the Wheel"
(1996)
"Older"
(1997)

"Spinning the Wheel" is a song by George Michael. The song was co-written by Michael and Jon Douglas. It was performed by George Michael and released on Virgin Records in 1996.

The song was the third single taken from Older and it peaked at number 2 in the UK, kept off the top by the Spice Girls' "Wannabe".

It subsequently appeared on both of George Michael's compilations Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael and Twenty Five.

The song depicts the worry of a lover whose partner is sexually promiscuous during the period when AIDS was newly discovered and rampant in the West.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD (VSCDG 1595) 14 August 1996
  1. "Spinning the Wheel" (radio edit) – 4:57
  2. "You Know That I Want To" – 4:35
  3. "Safe" – 4:25
  4. "Spinning the Wheel" (Forthright Edit) – 4:41
EU CD The Dance Remixes (VSCDX 1595)
  1. "Spinning the Wheel" (Forthright Club Mix) – 8:11
  2. "Fastlove" (Forthright Edit) – 4:23
  3. "Spinning the Wheel" (Jon Douglas Remix) – 6:40

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Michael – Spinning the Wheel" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9819." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "George Michael: Spinning the Wheel" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P.". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Spinning the Wheel EP". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P.". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P." (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P.". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  12. ^ Listas de Afyve. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P.". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – George Michael – The Spinning the Wheel E.P.". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  15. ^ "George Michael: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  16. ^ "George Michael – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for George Michael. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  17. ^ Certified awards search. Retrieved 3 May 2011.

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