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