First Hit #1: May 25, 1985
Here’s where I come in.
The most popular song in America on the day I was born was Everything She Wants, by Wham. A song I don’t actually like very much, as it turns out. Well we can’t choose what’s popular when we’re born, babies don’t have purchasing power.
The song, mostly about George Michael complaining about his lover being greedy, could probably be read as more complaints about Wham if you really wanted to, but I think that might be reading too much into it in this case. It’s just a general complaint, seemingly put together in an effort to understand the relationships between other people. It doesn’t quite ring true somehow, it sounds a just a little generic, about something that Michael had heard about rather than experienced.
The other problem is that it’s kind of an annoying song anyway, with a bloopy (scientific term) synth blaring in the background and everything else being a mix of seemingly unrelated sounds competing for attention. Some songs just sound like they exist to fill the bank account of the band playing them, and I have to say that Everything She Wants is among them.