Freedom ’90, also known simply as Freedom, is a song written, produced,and performed by George Michael.It was released on Columbia Records in 1990. The “’90” added to the end of the title is to prevent confusion with a hit by Michael’s former band,Wham!, also titled “Freedom”.
It was the third single taken from Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, “Freedom ’90” was one of a few uptempo songs on this album, it was also a major hit and went to #8 in the US. The song is referring to George’s past success with Wham! but also shows a new side of himself as a new man, who is more cynical about the music business than he had been before. Michael refused to appear in the video and let a group of supermodels appear instead.
George Michael performed the song during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.