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Thread started 07/02/19 11:05am

JabarR74

Wham! - Freedom or George Michael - Freedom '90?

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Reply #1 posted 07/02/19 12:12pm

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Reply #2 posted 07/02/19 1:17pm

alphastreet

Both are amazing songs, but I’m going with Wham. The melody is really something
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Reply #3 posted 07/02/19 1:22pm

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I'ma go with Wham!, but the 12" remix, not the album version

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Reply #4 posted 07/02/19 3:51pm

PennyPurple

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George Michael.. Freedom

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Reply #5 posted 07/02/19 4:03pm

TrivialPursuit

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One is almost the antithesis of the other. It's tough though, because I wasn't a huge fan of either; but I didn't hate them.

I like the hook in "Freedom", whereas the visuals of "Freedom '90" are more appealing to me. I suppose I'd take both. They each have their own appeal.

You wanna battle, put "Fastlove" against "Fantasy".

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Reply #6 posted 07/02/19 6:05pm

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Freedom is awesome — a non-stop hook machine — but the lyric and the dark groove of Freedom ‘90 gives it an edge in my opinion. You can’t beat a line like “When I knew which side my bread was buttered, I took the knife as well.” That whole album is full of great moments like that
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Reply #7 posted 07/04/19 11:38am

Cinny

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kevinpnb said:

You can’t beat a line like “When I knew which side my bread was buttered, I took the knife as well.”

OKAY THAT'S WHAT HE IS SAYING! Almost 30 years of getting that wrong. Did that album print the lyrics?

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Reply #8 posted 07/05/19 1:52am

Cloudbuster

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^ Yup.


Freedom 90 gets my vote.

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Reply #9 posted 07/05/19 2:44am

Mikado

Hmm, a cheesy Johnny-come-lately Motown ripoff or reheated Manchester Baggy that samples James Brown.

Hmm. Probably the second one.
[Edited 7/5/19 2:45am]
A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #10 posted 07/05/19 8:44am

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TrivialPursuit said:

One is almost the antithesis of the other. It's tough though, because I wasn't a huge fan of either; but I didn't hate them.

I like the hook in "Freedom", whereas the visuals of "Freedom '90" are more appealing to me. I suppose I'd take both. They each have their own appeal.

You wanna battle, put "Fastlove" against "Fantasy".

Its interesting that you cant decide between fastlove and fantasy for me your putting the best song he ever recorded against the worst

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #11 posted 07/05/19 8:51am

TrivialPursuit

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Dilan said:

Its interesting that you cant decide between fastlove and fantasy for me your putting the best song he ever recorded against the worst


See, that's just one of many opinions. Ergo - a battle.

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Reply #12 posted 07/06/19 1:36am

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Both.

They both satisfy me depending on my mood. I actually cited "Freedom" as my favorite song a few years ago when I took a History of Rock class in college. The sunny music and upbeat singing juxtaposed with the message of FWB greatly intrigued me.
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Reply #13 posted 07/07/19 2:05am

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They're both very good, very different songs, as others have stated above. For me, Freedom '90 wins by a nose, because I have a special bias toward it; it was one of my favourite songs when I was just a kid and didn't even understand the significance of the lyrics.

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I don't want your rhythm without your rhyme
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Reply #14 posted 07/07/19 4:19pm

Doalwa

ginusher said:

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They're both very good, very different songs, as others have stated above. For me, Freedom '90 wins by a nose, because I have a special bias toward it; it was one of my favourite songs when I was just a kid and didn't even understand the significance of the lyrics.


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Both songs are great.

I recently listened to Listen without prejudice and was amazed how well that album aged.
My mind was totally blown when I read in the liner notes that GM apparently layed down the bass track for Freedom 90 himself?
Didn’t know he was such a badass on the bass?!?
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Reply #15 posted 07/08/19 3:20am

TheFman

Very different beasts yet hard to separate.

Freedom '90 has surely aged better than Wham's Freedom, but when they came out, i was more taken by the original one.

If I had to take one of them to a deserted island, it would be Wham's version though, always.

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Reply #16 posted 07/09/19 7:29am

leecaldon

Freddom '90

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Reply #17 posted 07/11/19 1:32am

ThePanther

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'Freedom '90' is probably the better cut from a musical perspective, but the lyrics are annoying. I haven't really been able to enjoy the song since I was 14 or 15 (i.e., since 1991) because it's too much of a self-pity song.

So, I'll go with Wham!'s punchy, Motown-esque "Freedom". Very unpretentious.

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Reply #18 posted 07/12/19 8:32am

Cinny

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ThePanther said:

'Freedom '90' is probably the better cut from a musical perspective, but the lyrics are annoying. I haven't really been able to enjoy the song since I was 14 or 15 (i.e., since 1991) because it's too much of a self-pity song.

So, I'll go with Wham!'s punchy, Motown-esque "Freedom". Very unpretentious.


This is how I feel too.

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Reply #19 posted 07/14/19 7:24pm

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ginusher said:

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They're both very good, very different songs, as others have stated above. For me, Freedom '90 wins by a nose, because I have a special bias toward it; it was one of my favourite songs when I was just a kid and didn't even understand the significance of the lyrics.

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yeahthat Plus Freedom 90 had a killer video which featured Cindy, Naomi, Linda and Christy, nothing will ever match the Supermodels of the 90s https://www.youtube.com/w...iYAc7gB-0A

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Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #20 posted 07/15/19 1:42am

MotownSubdivis
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Goddess4Real said:



ginusher said:


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They're both very good, very different songs, as others have stated above. For me, Freedom '90 wins by a nose, because I have a special bias toward it; it was one of my favourite songs when I was just a kid and didn't even understand the significance of the lyrics.


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yeahthat Plus Freedom 90 had a killer video which featured Cindy, Naomi, Linda and Christy, nothing will ever match the Supermodels of the 90s https://www.youtube.com/w...iYAc7gB-0A




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A far cry from the IG models of today.

Granted, most of the models from then aren't as thick as I prefer a woman to be but they were still stunning to look at. Above all else, they were natural.
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Reply #21 posted 07/17/19 8:12pm

SoulAlive

I prefer the original “Freedom” by Wham.
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Reply #22 posted 07/19/19 6:21am

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I like both songs.. & I like to play both songs on my bass guitar.

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I think Freedom '90 is indeed a more.. developed song because, indeed, by the time George had released it.. he was more mature as a songwriter.

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in ALL MY DREAMS..
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