George Michael-unreleased song will feature in a new movie

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An unreleased, six-minute song from the late George Michael will feature in a new movie based on his music.

Last Christmas, released later this year, is set to star Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson.

Its director Paul Feig told BBC News: “[George Michael] was putting together his new album when he passed.

“And one of our tracks is one of those songs, and it’s just an absolutely amazing song that I’m so excited the world is going to get to hear now.”

George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day in 2016 at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire.

Last Christmas focuses on a young aspiring singer (played by Clarke), whose hero is George Michael. Feig explains the singer’s music “sort of travels with her as she goes through her life” in the storyline.

Speaking about the new track, he continued: “It’s a very celebratory song, I would dare say. And we were able to play the entire song, which is almost six minutes long, in the film.

“Because when you get a song that has never been heard, you don’t want to just use, like, 15 seconds of it. The song starts at the end of the film, and then goes into the credits.”

Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 spent a week at number one when it was originally released in 1990.

It has now been reissued with a bonus disc including the singer’s 1996 MTV Unplugged session.It leads this week’s album chart race, outselling Niall Horan’s solo debut by almost 25,000 copies after three days, the Official Charts Company said.

The Listen Without Prejudice re-release coincides with the airing of a documentary about the ex-Wham! singer’s career, which he had been working on before his death on Christmas Day last year.

George Michael: Freedom was shown on Channel 4 last week and focused on the period leading up to and following the original release of Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1.

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The album, which includes hits like Freedom ’90 and Praying For Time, is currently ahead of Niall Horan’s debut album Flicker.

The One Direction singer announced his album release with a note about how “proud” he was of the record.

 When Wham! arrived on the scene, Michael rapped in the single, “Wham Rap! (“Enjoy What You Do”). Rap was still very much an American phenomenon, but this song brought the sound to the U.K. with a somewhat political message challenging Britain’s left wing and the “right to work” platform as the duo embraced unemployment and asked “Do you enjoy what you do?”
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