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WHAM Songs
On The Acoustic

Welcome to my WHAM songs page along with some George Michael where you'll find a collection of full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format and some rhythm tips on playing each song.

Chords and lyrics sheets below.

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WHAM Songs
Chords & Lyrics
Pdf's & Rhythm Tips

1. Faith

Faith hails from George Michaels debut album and was not originally going to be released as a single mainly because the original recording had no guitar solo and was too short.

So once George Michael realized the song would likely do well as a single, a guitar solo was added to the track.

The song reached #1 in the US, Canada, Australia and #2 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a chop rhythm using a shuffle 
  • Picking = Yes with rhythm
  • Chords = A, D, Gbm, Bm, E  
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2. I Want Your Sex

I Want Your Sex is also from the debut "Faith" album and was part of the Beverly Hills Cop II movie and peaked at #2 in the US and UK but did hit #1 in Ireland and The Netherlands.

There were three versions of this song recorded.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down using a bit of chop ... and with a bit of bass walking that can be added
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, F, C, D7
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3. Last Christmas

Last Christmas was written by George Michael and he recorded it with WHAM in 1984 but it was held out of the #1 spot in the UK for a record 35 years.

It peaked at #2 in the UK and in 2021, it reached #1 in the UK. The song was a #1 in a few countries and a top 10 in others.

The song hails from the album "Music From The Edge Of Heaven".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = You can use downstrokes or use a bit of shuffle in places
  • Picking = Yes with rhythm
  • Chords = D-Bm-Em-A7sus-A7-A
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4. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Wake Me Uo Before You Go Go peaked at #1 in both the US and the UK and hails from their 1984 album "Make It Big".

The song was also a #1 and top 10 in several other countries.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a down up stop up down up stop up works here with some bass blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, Dm7, Em, F, Gsus, G
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Thank you for dropping by my WHAM songs page and I hope the info found here was helpful.

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