Music video by George Michael performing Monkey. (C) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
"Monkey" is a U.S. number-one hit song by George Michael. It was released as a single in 1988 and reached #1 on the U.S. Hot 100 and #13 on the UK Singles Chart. "Monkey" debuted at #42 on July 9, 1988, reaching #1 for two weeks, beginning August 27, 1988.
"Monkey" became George Michael's eighth #1 U.S. single, and the fourth consecutive #1 from the Faith album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists who all had four or more consecutive number one singles during the 1987-1988 era, from one album (Michael Jackson boasted an impressive five while Whitney Houston boasted seven consecutive).
"Monkey" also reached number one in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks and became his first dance number one.
When "Monkey" was released as a single, the single version was remixed by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
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