"Father Figure" by George Michael is a soulful song, and one of the many reasons he has racked up several number ones on what is now called the Billboard R&B Charts.
After hitting number one on the Billboard Black Charts with "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" with Aretha Franklin, George hit number one again on the Black Charts with "Faith" and as "Father Figure" was heading to number one on the Billboard Black Charts, Motown, along with other label heavyweights went after Billboard to change the title of the Billboard Black Charts To The Billboard Soul/R&B Charts due to George Michael and other "white" artists being on the so-called Black charts.
It is now known as the R&B Charts and was once known as the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Charts. It is always embarrassing watching Award shows from back in the 80's when something would be called Best Black Single. The 80's everyone. The 80's. Paula Deen can you hear me?
Glad Billboard fixed that up by the late 80's though.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Straight up, anyone know of YOUNGER artists who can sing R&B? If you say Robin Thicke, think again please. Deep voice...