In 1987, Aretha Franklin and George Michael won the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Grammy for this song.
This song was a big part of the resurgence of the Queen of Souls almost dormant chart topping career and for George Michael it was an opportunity to record with one of his idols!
Michael admitted to being nervous about the session and claims he had decided there was no point in trying to copy Franklin’s style.
As he says “Nobody can emulate Aretha Franklin,” he said. “It’s stupid to try. I just tried to stay in character, keep it simple – it was very understated in comparison to what she did”