Like their other greatest hits compilation, "Wham!-The Final, this compilation of Wham!'s best of contains album versions as well as 45 and 12" remixes of their greatest hits. Now I realise that a gret deal of people thought of this music as "bubblegum pop". Look at the credits (of their past albums), however, and you will see that George Michael wrote, arranged and produced EVERY track on the recording. George Michael was also very in touch with the youth of his day. You will find this on tracks like "Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do)", "Bad Boys" and "Young Guns (Go For It)". All 3 of these tunes (taken from Wham!'s debut "Fantastic") clearly expressed the frustration of British and American kids of the early 80's A more uplifting track, also from their debut, is the song "Club Tropicana". This tune sings of a place where "drinks are free. Fun and sunshine; there's enough for everyone". With this tune George illustrated the free and carefree spirit that was alive at this time as well. We now go to the hits from Wham!'s sophmore release, "Make It Big". "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go","Everything She Wants" and "Freedom" are all very catchy tunes in which George sings about how his love has been taken advantage of. "Like A Baby" is a ballad that just touches your heart in the right place and their Isly Brothers cover, "If You Were There" assures the listener "that I care". Now, the four hits from Wham!'s third release "Music From The Edge Of Heaven". On "Last Christmas" George sings about the heartbreak he feels when his former lover gives away a gift that he gave her; "Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the the very next day, you gave it away". The track "I'm Your Man" is another very catchy single that has George saying to us "If you're gonna do it, do it right; do it with me." (I think we all know what he's hinting there...). "The Edge Of Heaven" is a rather edgy Wham! tune where Andrew Ridgley can actually use his guitar (see the very unWham!like guitar solo in the middle of this track). What I find rather amusing about this track is the last line of the last verse: "...believe me baby, one day you'll wake up on your own!" Andrew Ridgley sure woke up on his own. :) The track "Where Did Your Heart Go?", a cover tune from the Was Brothers, shows that George is definitely in touch with Soul music. This tune is also one of the reasons why I gave this CD 4 stars instead of 5. I have been looking for the 45 version of this song on CD for quite some time. I was sad when it wasn't included on "The Final" and, when I first found this CD, I was hoping it might show up on here... alas, I was wrong. This brings me to the last 2 tunes on this disc; the 90's remakes of "I'm Your Man" and "Everything She Wants" I was rather surprised that I really enjoyed "I'm Your Man '96". The reason being, that he gave the song a rather 90's dance beat and had hip-hop background supporting vocals; I myself am NOT a big fan of either genre. "Everything She Wants '97" is the other reason why I gave this CD 4 stars instead of 5. Listen to this track and you will see that he did not actually remake it but just took the original 1985 track (including his original vocals) and put a club beat in the background. Needless to say, I was NOT amused. So, as you can see, with the exception of 2 tracks, I find that, indeed, this is the best of Wham!.