Older is the third solo studio album by George Michael, which was released in 1996, distributed by Virgin Records in Europe and DreamWorks Records in the United States. It features the hits "Jesus To A Child" and "Fastlove".
- "Jesus To A Child"
- "Spinning The Wheel"
- "It Doesn't Really Matter"
- "The Strangest Thing"
- "To Be Forgiven"
- "Move On"
- "Star People"
- "You Have Been Loved"
Looking for fast tropes:
- Album Title Drop: "Don't you think I'm looking older?"
- Cool Chair: George sits on one outfitted with speakers in the video for "Fastlove".
- Deliberately Monochrome: The cover image, with the only bit of color being in George Michael's eye.
- Face on the Cover: George Michael's face half-covered in shadow.
- Freudian Excuse: In "Star People":Maybe your momma gave you up, boy.Maybe your daddy didn't love you enough, girl.
- Grief Song: "Jesus To A Child" and "You Have Been Loved", which are both written for his lover Anselmo Feleppa, who died in March 1993. The latter song was unintentionally repurposed as one for Princess Diana of Wales at the time of her passing in 1997.
- Hologram: A female with a remote control flicks through a bunch of them in the form of male and female sexual partners in the video for "Fastlove".
- Instrumentals: "Free", with the only line spoken at closing: "Feels good to be free."
- Intercourse with You: "Fastlove"
- Lyrical Cold Open: The album version of "Fastlove" begins with "Got to get up to get down" at the very start of the song. Also "Star People".
- Precision F-Strike
All that bullshit conversation, baby, can't you read the signs?
- In "Fastlove":
You know you love kissing that ass.
- In "Spinning The Wheel":
Who gives a fuck about your problems, darlin', 'cause you can pay the rent?
- In "Star People":
- Record Producer: George Michael, Jon Douglas.
- Shout-Out: To Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots", which a female vocalist sings the chorus of at the latter half of "Fastlove".
- Take That!: The man in the video for "Fastlove" wearing headphones that are labeled FONY — a not-so-subtle jab at George's at-the-time former record label Sony.
- Title Track: "Older".