Wham! Similar Artists

George Michael - 100% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals Documentaries
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs Blu-ray

Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England. Michael first served his pop apprenticeship in the million-selling duo Wham!, the most commercially successful, teen-orientated band of the 80s. His solo career was foreshadowed in 1984’s UK chart-topper ‘Careless Whisper’, a song about a promiscuous two-timer with the oddly a Read more

Culture Club - 32% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs Blu-ray

Harbingers of the so-called ‘new pop’ that swept through the UK charts in the early 80s, Culture Club was formed by Boy George (George O’Dowd, 14 June 1961, Eltham, Kent, England; vocals), Roy Hay (b. 12 August 1961, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England; guitar/keyboards), Mikey Craig (b. 15 February 1960, Hammersmith, London, England; bass) and Jon Moss (b. 11 Sep Read more

Bananarama - 29% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Spandau Ballet - 28% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs

Evolving from a school group, the Makers, these leading UK New Romantics formed in 1979 with a line-up comprising Gary Kemp (16 October 1959, Islington, London, England; guitar), his brother Martin Kemp (b. 10 October 1961, Islington, London, England; bass), Tony Hadley (b. Anthony Patrick Hadley, 2 June 1960, Islington, London, England), John Keeble (b. 6 July 1959, Islingt Read more

Dead Or Alive - 27% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

One of this UK band’s principal assets is the androgynous persona of Pete Burns (5 August 1959, Port Sunlight, England; vocals) who had fronted Liverpool’s Mystery Girls in 1977, then Nightmares In Wax, in which he was accompanied by Mick Reid (guitar), Martin Healey (keyboards), Walter Ogden (bass), and ex-Mystery Girl Phil Hurst (drums). This line-up recorded an Read more

Kim Wilde - 27% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Paul Young - 27% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs

Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Billy Ocean - 25% match to Wham!

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs

Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 24% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs

Formed in the summer of 1980, this Liverpool, England-based outfit comprised former Big In Japan vocalist Holly Johnson (William Johnson, 19 February 1960, Khartoum, Sudan) backed by Paul Rutherford (b. 8 December 1959, Liverpool, England; vocals), Nasher Nash (b. Brian Nash, 20 May 1963; guitar), Mark O’Toole (b. 6 January 1964, Liverpool, England; bass) and Peter  Read more

Nik Kershaw - 24% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs

Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor p Read more

Rick Astley - 24% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Richard Paul Astley, 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England. Astley was the drummer in a local band called Give Way, before joining soul outfit FBI in 1984 as lead vocalist. He was discovered by the successful producer/writer Pete Waterman in 1985 and worked at Waterman’s PWL studios while waiting for a recording break. In 1987 he recorded a duet, ‘ Read more

Duran Duran - 23% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs Blu-ray Books

Borrowing their name from a character in the cult 60s science fiction movie Barbarella, this UK pop band achieved global fame in the early 80s thanks to a series of catchy synthpop tunes, a strong visual image, and expensively produced promotional videos which enjoyed endless rotation on the nascent MTV music channel.The band’s classic line-up featu Read more

Go West - 22% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs

Peter Cox (17 November 1955, London, England; vocals) and Richard Drummie (b. 20 March 1959, England; guitar, keyboard, vocals) were a songwriting partnership before forming Go West in 1982. The publishers, ATV Music, had teamed them up to write with artists such as Peter Frampton and David Grant. Chrysalis Records signed the duo and the result was a string of quality pop ro Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 22% match to Wham!

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs

Purveyors of super-slick pop, this UK band derived their unusual name from a friend called Johnny who, literally, did not like jazz. The line-up featured Calvin Hayes (England; keyboards/drums), Mike Nocito (b. 5 August 1963, Wiesbaden, Germany; guitar/bass) and Clark Datchler (b. England; vocals/keyboards), the son of former Stargazers member Fred Datchler. Datchler was lat Read more

Mel & Kim - 22% match to Wham!

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs

One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results
Modern Rock (Limited Distribution) (4-CD Box Set)
55% OFF
Make It Big
25% OFF
Make It Big (CD)
$5.97 ENDS TONIGHT
Sony - 10 CDs for $49.90
 (78)