I thought - when will it end? So many singers have passed these last twelve months. But, I had already planned a post on Hanukkah music. I decided to run it tomorrow.
Here is a selection of hits. First, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, from 1984, in the Wham! years. Get up and dance to this for your Monday morning.
Careless Whisper, from 1984, also with Wham!
Faith. I so love the beginning of this song, from 1987, and George Michael's first solo album.
A 1991 live performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", an Elton John Song, with Sir Elton John himself. John was one of many artists who expressed their shock at Michael's death yesterday.
In his 53 years, George Michael only released eight albums - three with a band, Wham! and five as a solo artist.
Finally, one more George Michael song (from 1984) with a title that seems somehow appropriate for this most untimely death. "Last Christmas".
There were so many other songs I could have chosen from, but I am saddened today. Too many artists gone this year - too many to name, and I don't even want to do a retrospective.
This is my last Music Monday of 2016. Let us hope that 2017 is a kinder year to the music community.