Happy birthday, George: English singer-songwriter Boy George turned 61 on Tuesday. The singer performed as a solo artist and as part of a band known as Culture Club. George cemented his image in the music world with his distinguished stage presence, make-up and vibrant costumes. Let’s take a look at some of the classic songs released by the singer:
The Church of the Poisoned Mind
This was the lead single from Culture Club’s most successful album Color by Numbers. The song was released in 1983, and competed for number one in the UK with David Bowie’s Let’s Dance. The music video features George and his fellow band members Roy Hay, Mickey Craig and John Moss.
It’s a miracle
A hit from the album Color by Numbers, It’s a Miracle gave the group sixth best-five singles in the UK, and reached the top 20 in the US. The song was originally titled “It’s America”. The music video sees the band member performing and playing on a large board with several Monopoly spaces around the edges.
do you really want to Hurt Me?
George appeared in a cyan white jacket on the British TV show Top of the Pops in 1982. He was 21, with his hair tied in ribbons singing Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? The song was about George’s love affairs with the men he dated. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me was a hit for the culture club in 1982, reaching #1 in the UK and #2 in the US.
One of the famous songs by the Culture Club, Karma Chameleon has made George a world star. The song was the UK’s best-selling single of 1984 and topped the US chart. The music video was set in Mississippi in the 19th century and talked about alienation from the lover.
I miss blind people
The song recounts George’s feelings after his split from Culture Club drummer John. The music video features heavy motifs from Southeast Asia, while George sings about his sour love.
Wish boy George a happy birthday
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