For those that missed the first posts, I'm doing an homage a day to the 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine list of the top 500 albums ever, one LP a day until I've been through them all. Let me know how they still stand up, and whether you'd include the albums on a list like that! For the original list, go here.
Faith is George Michael's first solo album, released in October 1987 via Columbia Records/Epic Records. The album has won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide,and received diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Faith spawned six top-five singles that substantially helped it dominate the chart of 1988. In 2003, the album was ranked number 480 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album was also notable for entering the R&B albums chart at number-one making it the first album by a Caucasian artist to hit the top spot on that chart, mainly due to the R&B/funk-leaning singles that were released from the album, most notably, "One More Try", "I Want Your Sex" and "Father Figure".
All songs written and composed by George Michael, except where noted.
1. "Faith" 3:16
2. "Father Figure" 5:36
3. "I Want Your Sex" (Parts I & II) 9:17
4. "One More Try" 5:50
5. "Hard Day" 4:48
6. "Hand to Mouth" 4:36
7. "Look at Your Hands" George Michael, David Austin 4:37
8. "Monkey" 5:06
9. "Kissing a Fool" 4:35