In 1987 Boy George peaks to No.1 for the first and only time

The Culture Club lead singer covered Bread’s 1972 song “Everything I Own”

In 1987 Boy George peaks to No.1 for the first and only time

On this day in 1987, former Culture Club lead singer Boy George peaks to No.1 on the UK singles charts with his solo hit “Everything I Own”, a cover from the band Bread who originally released the song in 1972. This was the first and only time Boy George had a No.1 as a solo artist.Owing more to the Ken Boothe version, the sweet reggae style was reminiscent of his earlier debut hit with Culture Club, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”. Coming at the time of his arrest for possession of heroin, it provided a major boost to his career. Other than the UK, it was a number one in many countries (including Canada, Ireland, Italy, Norway and South Africa) and top 10 in many markets too. Boy George was hugely popular during the 1980’s as the lead singer of Culture Club, with whom he had a string of hits including “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”, “Karma Chameleon”, “It’s A Miracle” and “The War Song”.

Look back at the 1987 music video “Everything I Own” by Boy George



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