3. "Careless Whisper"
Released while Michael was still in Wham!, "Careless Whisper" was technically his first solo single and contains one of the most iconic saxophone solos of the Eighties. The track had been written by Michael and Andrew Ridgeley while they were teenagers and long before Wham! blew up on the pop charts. The song was an international success, showing what the singer-songwriter would be capable of doing on his own.