Confession: I used to have a crush on George Michael as a tween. I used to have sleepover parties with my 4th and 5th grade friends, and we formed the GM4ever secret fan club – George Michael Forever! We would take markers and make fake tattoos with our GM4ever logo on our arms. And of course, we would stay up late watching MTV and waiting for the jukebox intro and tight jeans panning camera shot of “Faith.” In fact, George Michael may have been the first person that I said “He has a cute butt” about. We were all so heartbroken to find out that George was actually gay, and he would never marry one of us.
A few weeks ago at work, I heard my coworker Dan Richey start crooning “Well I guess it would be nice, if I could touch your body. I know not everybody has got a body like you.” I let out a little squeal, and he asked me what I was laughing at. I told him “I used to LOVE that music video when I was young.” He was a little confused, and said that he didn’t know that he didn’t know the song was that old. I messaged over the link to George Michael’s Faith music video and a few seconds later he started laughing. He quickly messaged a link for Limp Bizkit’s cover of Faith. I had no idea that “Faith” had been covered, but it was the song that kickstarted my recent obsession with listening to 80’s and early 90’s music. “Faith” came on in the car with Rosie the other day, and Rosie knew every single word. Who knew she would love it just like I did?