The press also make out that you don’t actually do anything, musically speaking, in Wham! How true is that?
Well, George has the greater talent, so it’s going to overshadow mine whatever. I can sing a bit but not as well as him, so what’s the point? The same with songwriting. It just so happens he’s one of the best songwriters in the world today, along with people like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. He’s certainly the best in Britain. So it’d just be nonsense for me to force my position and say on the next LP I have to write four songs to George’s five. To do that at this stage would mean compromising our very, very high standards, so I’m satisfied to step back and leave all that to George. I don’t really worry about it because the image of the group is so binding as the two of us. We don’t really understand why it’s so appealing but it works.