Readers' Poll: 5 Best Solo George Michael Songs

See where favorites like "Faith" and "Careless Whisper" ranked

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2. "Father Figure"

Subversively sensual, "Father Figure" became the most elusive and haunting of Michael's early solo hits. In the song, he croons about an all-consuming romantic relationship, and the ambiguity and coded messages of many lyrics made it clear to many listeners that the song was one of his earliest public addresses of his private relationships and sexuality. 

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