Careless Whisper Piano Sheet Music

George Michael

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  • Level 50/100 (Ambitious)
  • Scoring Piano Solo
  • Genre Pop & Rock
  • Availability Download available Not available

Arrangements of Careless Whisper

George Michael Piano Solo D Minor3 50/100 (Ambitious) £3.50
Other Arrangements
George Michael Leadsheet D Minor2 35/100 (Beginner) £3.50
George Michael Piano Solo D Minor4 48/100 (Ambitious) £3.50

Information about the piece

The song Careless Whisper is a world-renowned pop ballad co-written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981 when they were just 17 years old. Considered one of George Michael's signature songs, it was released in 1984 as part of the album 'Make It Big' by their duo Wham!

Careless Whisper is best known for its sultry saxophone riff and emotional lyrics. Michael supposedly claimed that he wasn't very fond of the track, despite its massive success. The song represents sentiments of regret and heartbreak of a love affair gone wrong.

In terms of musical theory, Careless Whisper is renowned for its unique fusion of pop and jazz:

  • It follows a fairly standard chord progression.
  • The song has a smooth, flowing 4/4 time signature, featuring elements of syncopation which enhances rhythmic interest.
  • What truly stands out is the iconic riff, originally played by a saxophone in a haunting minor key, adding a touch of melancholy.

The song's international success led to various cover versions, making it a favorite amongst budding musicians. It is a popular choice for piano players interested in pop-jazz crossover.

We have a piano sheet music version of Careless Whisper for intermediate players available for purchase and download so you can play and enjoy this timeless classic at your own pace, adding your personal touch.

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