Aretha Franklin & George Michael ‎– I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

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Released on 19th January 1987.
The song was a one-off project that helped Michael achieve his ambition to sing with one of his favourite artists, and it reached number one in both the UK Singles Chart and Billboard's Hot 100.
The song was, remarkably, Franklin's first and only UK number-one hit, and only her fourth top ten achievement in the country since "I Say a Little Prayer", nearly two decades earlier. This was also the last of Franklin's eighteen Top 10 hits in the Billboard Hot 100.

Versions (37)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DUET 2 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic DUET 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
650253 6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") Epic 650253 6 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
60-016 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") Epic 60-016 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
MS 4064 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") CBS MS 4064 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
DUET T2 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") Epic DUET T2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
AD1-9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") Arista AD1-9560 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AD1-9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12") Arista AD1-9560 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Maxi) Epic EPC 650253 6 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 6502536, EPC 650253 6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Maxi) Epic, Epic EPC 6502536, EPC 650253 6 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 6, 650253 6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Maxi) Epic, Epic EPC 650253 6, 650253 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
12・3P-808 Aretha Franklin And George Michael Aretha Franklin And George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Promo) Epic/Sony 12・3P-808 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
AD1-9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Promo) Arista AD1-9560 US 1987 Sell This Version
ADI-9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Promo) Arista ADI-9560 US 1987 Sell This Version
AD1-9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Single) Arista AD1-9560 US 1987 Sell This Version
DUET T2 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Single) Epic DUET T2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12・3P-808 Aretha Franklin And George Michael Aretha Franklin And George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(12", Single) Epic/Sony 12・3P-808 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", S/Sided, Promo) Epic EPC 650253 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 7, CI CBS 650253 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic, CBS EPC 650253 7, CI CBS 650253 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic 650253 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
AS1-9559 Aretha Franklin And George Michael Aretha Franklin And George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Arista AS1-9559 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic 650253 7 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic EPC 650253 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
AS1-9559 Aretha Franklin And George Michael Aretha Franklin And George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Arista AS1-9559 US 1987 Sell This Version
EN 6000 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic EN 6000 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
AS1-9559 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Arista AS1-9559 US 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 650253 7, 650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPC 650253 7, 650253 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
AS1-9559 Aretha Franklin And George Michael Aretha Franklin And George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Arista AS1-9559 US 1987 Sell This Version
DUET 2 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic DUET 2 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic 650253 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
21.48800032 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Iempsa 21.48800032 Peru 1987 Sell This Version
EPC A 650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic EPC A 650253 7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
EPC A 650253 7 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single, Promo) Epic EPC A 650253 7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
AS1-9559 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single, Promo) Arista AS1-9559 US 1987 Sell This Version
ASCD 9560 Aretha Franklin & George Michael Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(CD, Single, Promo) Arista ASCD 9560 US 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-459 Aretha Franklin = アレサ・フランクリン* & George Michael = ジョージ・マイケル* Aretha Franklin = アレサ・フランクリン* & George Michael = ジョージ・マイケル* - 愛のおとずれ = I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single) Epic 07・5P-459 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-459 Aretha Franklin = アレサ・フランクリン* & George Michael = ジョージ・マイケル* Aretha Franklin = アレサ・フランクリン* & George Michael = ジョージ・マイケル* - 愛のおとずれ = I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)(7", Single, Promo) Epic 07・5P-459 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
RFD80M-79247 80 George Michael & Aretha Franklin George Michael & Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Alternate Mixes -(CDr, Maxi, Unofficial) Not On Label (George Michael) RFD80M-79247 80 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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