Saturday, April 17, 2021

Wham! - Careless Whisper (1985)


George Michael is filled with regret.  And it's not about his outfit from the Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go video.  He's strayed from his girlfriend and now he will never do the jitterbug again.  Careless Whisper was the second single and second number one song from the Make It Big album.  It was released as Wham! featuring George Michael (we all know where this is headed) and spent three weeks at the top spot.  From the requisite sax riff to the poingant lyrics, Careless Whisper is a quintessential 80s ballad.

For the video, George frolics with his angelic blonde girlfriend until a brunette vixen cuts in who can't help but smirk when George's girl catches them together.  She storms out and makes a dramatic exit in a seaplane.  Haven't we all though?  George is left to ponder his actions on the balcony of his high-rise building.

Location: The Dock
Address: S. Bayshore Drive & SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL  

Kenneth Myers Bayside Park

Location: Seaplane Takeoff
Address: 1000 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL

Location: George's Apartment Building
Address: 2843 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL

At the time of my visit, the building was undergoing renovations...

The Freedom Tower, which is located at 600 Biscayne Boulevard, can be seen in the distance as George gazes at the horizon...

Locations Visited: March 2021

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  1. Sorry, I think the tower is wrong - it's to the north from the Coconut Grove. No way G looking west towards the setting sun could have been seeing the tower

    1. He was watching the sun rise to the east -

  2. I believe the tower is correct. The sun is RISING (east), not setting (west).

    1. thank you or clarifying - makes perfect sense now

  3. Anyone know what room hes in ?