Monkey (Extended Version) - George Michael


Monkey (Extended Version) (1987) (8'10) - George Michael.
Written and Arranged by George Michael.
Produced by George Michael, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Engineered by Steve Hodge & Chris Porter.
Additional Arrangement by Steve Hodge.
Special Remix by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
(P) 1987 CBS Records.

N.B. Monkey (Extended Version) (1987) (8'10) - George Michael is the same mix as Monkey (Special Remix) (1987) (8'10) - George Michael that may be found elsewhere on this blog.

"Why Did You Do It? Why Did You Set Your Monkey Free? Always Giving In To It, Do You Love Your Monkey Or Do You Love Me?"...

Monkey is a song written, arranged and produced by George Michael from his debut solo album for Columbia Records called Faith. First released as a single in 1988, Monkey topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart. Monkey was the eighth single to go to No. 1 in the US, and the fourth consecutive No. 1 single from the album, Faith.

For the clubs, Monkey was remixed by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The record topped the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart for two weeks (September 17, 1988 - September 24, 1988) and gave George Michael is first US Billboard No. 1 dance hit.

The Extended Version of Monkey appears on Side A of the U.S. 12" vinyl pressing, Cat. No. 44 07849.

Track listing for the U.S. 12" vinyl pressing of Monkey released in 1987 on Columbia Records. Cat. No. 44 07849:

Side A

1. Monkey (Extended Version) / 8'10

Written and Arranged by George Michael.
Produced by George Michael, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Engineered by Steve Hodge & Chris Porter.
Additional Arrangement by Steve Hodge.
Special Remix by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
(P) 1987 CBS Records.

Side B

1. Monkey (Acappella) / 3'40
2. Monkey (Extra Beats) / 3'30

Written and Arranged by George Michael.
Produced by George Michael, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Engineered by Steve Hodge & Chris Porter.
Additional Arrangement by Steve Hodge.
Special Remix by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
(P) 1987 CBS Records.

The album version of Monkey appears on Faith, George Michael's debut album first released in 1987.

Track listing for the U.S. vinyl pressing of Faith released in 1987 on Columbia Records. Cat. No. AL 40867:

Side 1

1. Faith / 3'15
2. Father Figure / 5'36
3. I Want Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2) / 9'13
4. One More Try / 5'50
Side 2

1. Hard Day / 4'47
2. Hand To Mouth / 4'35
3. Look At Your Hands / 4'35 *
4. Monkey / 5'04
5. Kissing A Fool / 4'34

Written, Produced and Arranged by George Michael except, * Written by George Michael & David Austin.
Engineered by Chris Porter.
(P) 1987 CBS Records.

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Hard Day (Special Remix) (1987) (9'00) - George Michael.
I Want Your Sex (Monogamy Mix) (1987) (13'12) - George Michael.

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Record label for Side A of US 12" vinyl pressing
of "Monkey (Extended Version)". Columbia Records.
Cat. No. 44 07849. Image courtesy of Discogs.com

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