Question: What disease killed off Mark Harmon’s character on St. Elsewhere?
Last Week’s Question: Who teamed with Aretha Franklin in 1987 for her first chart-topper since Respect? What was the name of the song?
Answer: George Michael and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
George Michael had always wanted to sing with Aretha, who was one of his favorite singers. His dream came true when he recorded “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”. The song debuted at #59, the week of February 21, 1987. It reached #1 on April 18, 1987, and stayed for 2 weeks. It also reached #1 in the U.K., which made it Aretha’s only #1 song there.
In recent years, George Michael is more known for his legal troubles than his music. But this song was really good: