One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1989 – Deon Estus

“Heaven Help Me” by Deon Estus

Deon Estus is best known for being the Wham!’s bass player, and was the bass player on George Michael’s first two albums (Faith and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1). Deon also played with a few people you may or may not have heard of – Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Annie Lennox, Edgar Winter, Aaron Neville, and Elton John. Jealous yet?

In 1989, Deon Estus released his first solo album called Spell. George Michael produced some of the tracks from the album. The album’s title track hit #11 on the Adult Contemporary charts, but did not charton the main U.S. Billboard chart.

But it was Deon’s single “Heaven Help Me” that became a smash hit. It peaked all the way at #5 on April 29, 1989. George Michael also provided the backing vocals on the song.

Deon Estus is still playing, and will be releasing an album called Only Love Is Real, and has released the title track on his web page.

Here is a pretty cool recent interview:

Let’s let Deon Estus help us Return to 1989, and check out “Heaven Help Me”:

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