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Faith (ver. 1) by George Michael - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Faith" was a number-one song, written and performed by George Michael, released as a single on Columbia Records, from his 1987 Faith album. According to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1988. Having disbanded Wham! the previous year, there was a keen expectation for Michael's solo career and "Faith" would go on to become one of his most popular and enduring songs, as well as being the most simplistic in its production. It was the second of six singles released from the well-received album. "Faith" is just over three minutes long, the first 37 seconds of which is taken up by a straightforward, fade-up organ introduction (based on the Wham! song "Freedom"). Eventually, a two-chord guitar progression takes up the song with Michael singing a basic, but meaningful lyric about not being tempted away from his relationship by a nonetheless attractive.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Ge?????? ???????? ?a?a???t??) (born 25 June 1963), best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning, English singer-songwriter, who has had a career as frontman of the duo Wham! as well as a soul-influenced, solo pop musician. He has sold over 110 million records worldwide, encompassing 12 British #1 singles, 7 British #1 albums, 10 US #1 singles, and 2 US #1 albums. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith became one of the best selling albums of all time, as well as the first album to produce six top 5 singles in the United States.[citation needed] It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. All four of his solo studio albums have all reached #1 on the U.K. charts and have gone on to become huge international successes. "Faith" was a number-one song, written and performed by George Michael, released as a single on Columbia Records, from his 1987 Faith album. According to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1988. Having disbanded Wham! the previous year, there was a keen expectation for Michael's solo career and "Faith" would go on to become one of.
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