George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' reaches a billion views on YouTube

George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' reaches a billion views on YouTube

The 1984 hit from the late star is now counted amongst the most watched videos on YouTube. 

George Michael
George Michael /YouTube screenshot

George Michael's music continues to be a favourite for many people around the globe. 

Although the star passed away on Christmas Day in 2016 at the age of 53, his music continues to dominate streaming charts. 

His music video for 'Careless Whisper' has just joined the billion view club on YouTube.

According to Billboard, the video averages more than 400-million daily views globally.

The video was uploaded 13 years ago on October 25 in 2009. 

Currently it has more than 6.8-million likes. 

READ: Brit Awards honour David Bowie & George Michael

'Careless Whisper' was released in 1984 and won the Awit Award for Most Downloaded Song. 

Michael wrote the song when he was 17. 

According to the Independent, the song sold over six-million copies around the world and made it to No.1 on the charts in 25 countries. 

The singer-songwriter told Big Issue in 2009 that he is surprised about the success of the song, which is about a person who has cheated on their partner and feels guilty.

"Is it because so many people have cheated on their partners? Is that why they connect with it? I have no idea, but it's ironic that this song - which has come to define me in some way - should have been written right at the beginning of my career when I was still so young," he said.

READ: George Michael: 10 key songs by a hit-making machine

Watch the video below:

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