By Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (by Wham!)
Admit it, you love this pina colada-flavored romp. Aretha Franklin did: after she heard it, she asked Michael to write and produce her next record. I was 20, and way too scared, Michael recalled. He got up the nerve to duet with the Queen in 1987, on the No. 1 hit, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).