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Monkey (song)

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Released  3 July 1988
Genre  Dance-rock
Recorded  1987
Label  Columbia
Monkey (song)
Format  3" CD 7" 12" cassette CD
Length  5:02 (album version) 4:47 (single version)

"Monkey" is a US number-one hit song by George Michael. It was released as a single in 1988 and reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. "Monkey" debuted at number 42 on 9 July 1988, reaching number-one for two weeks, beginning on 27 August 1988.


"Monkey" became George Michael's sixth solo single reaching number-one in the US, and the fourth single to do so from the Faith album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists who all had four or more consecutive number one singles during the 1987–88 era, from one album (Michael Jackson scored five number-one hits from a single album (Bad) while Whitney Houston scored seven consecutive number-one hits from two albums).

"Monkey" also reached number-one in the US Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks and became his first dance number-one. When the song was released as a single, the single version was remixed by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Music video

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan and choreographed by Paula Abdul.

Track listing

  1. "Monkey (7-Inch Edit)" – 4:47
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
US 12" – Columbia Records 44 07849
  1. "Monkey (Extended Version)" – 8:06
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
  3. "Monkey (Extra Beats)" – 3:30
  1. "Monkey (Extended Version)" – 8:06
  2. "Monkey (A'Cappella)" – 3:40
  3. "Monkey (Extra Beats)" – 3:30
  4. "Monkey (7-Inch Edit)" – 4:47


Monkey (song) Wikipedia

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