Wham! "Make It Big" (1984): Track by Track!

Season 5 | Episode 9
1h 2m | Apr 9, 2024

Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where hosts Jason and Dee delve deep into the realms of music nostalgia, dissecting iconic albums and the stories behind them. In this episode, join us on a journey back to the 1980s as we shine a spotlight on one of the era's most beloved pop duos – Wham!

Grab your neon yellow fingerless gloves and "Choose Life" t-shirts as we dive headfirst into Wham!'s sophomore album, "Make It Big." From infectious pop melodies to heartfelt ballads, each track on this record has left an indelible mark on music history.

Join us as we explore the genesis of Wham!, tracing their humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to fame. Through anecdotes and insights, we unravel the dynamic between George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, the creative masterminds behind the band's infectious sound.

But the journey doesn't stop there. Beyond Wham!'s collective success lies the remarkable solo career of George Michael. From chart-topping hits to personal struggles, we dissect the enigmatic persona of this iconic artist and his enduring impact on pop culture.

Throughout the episode, we'll analyze each song on "Make It Big," uncovering the inspirations and stories behind the music. From the upbeat energy of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" to the poignant introspection of "Careless Whisper," prepare to rediscover the magic of Wham! in a whole new light.

So, whether you're a die-hard fan or simply curious about the heyday of '80s pop, join us for an engaging discussion that's equal parts nostalgia and musical discovery. Tune in to "Surely You Can't Be Serious" as we pay homage to Wham!'s "Make It Big" and celebrate the timeless allure of '80s pop perfection.

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