Michael's Favourites

In 1999 a radio station asked celebrities for their favourite songs. At that time Michael listed the following ten (in no particular order)!

  1. Ricky Martin - Livin' la vida loca
    One of Cathy's favourites then
  2. Tom Jones - Delilah
  3. Bette Midler - Stay with me lonely
    Most amazing live performance
  4. Abba - The winner takes it all
    Chucked by girl-friend, he thought they'd sing it only for him!
  5. Carly Simon - Nobody does it better
    Best Bond-movie - "The spy who loved me"
  6. Les Misérables - One day more
    First big break, includes good and bad memories
  7. John Farnham - You're the voice
    Best Rock vocal performance on a recording!
  8. Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher man
    He just loves her voice
  9. Garth Brooks - If tomorrow never comes
    Cathy and Michael's song, whilst he was performing on Broadway in 1990
  10. Barbra Streisand - The way we were
    The first piece of music he ever bought!

Following is a list of Michael's favourite things. Some are taken from the Fan Club fact sheet (with kind permission of Gill and Maureen from the Fan Club), others were taken from interviews.





Least favourite food

Roast Pork


Sea Breeze (cocktail made of vodka and cranberry juice), Single Malt

Least favourite Drink



River by Joni Mitchell


Les Mis, Gypsy, Blood Brothers, West Side Story

TV programme

Coronation Street, Eastenders (and taken from an interview: Emmerdale), Big Brother, Pop Idol


Uncle Tom. Regarding interviews and his song-choice among his all-time favourite singers are Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Brian Kennedy.


Benton, Astin Martin DB7

Favourite Charity

Research into Ovarian Cancer (ROC)
Prince's Trust
Terrence Higgins Trust
Save the Children


Gap, Gucci, Donna Karan, Armani


collecting graphic novels, collecting Single Malt, country-walking (all taken from his Who is Who entry), Sleeping, driving, partying


Tibetan Terriers Freddie and Ollie

After Shave

Joe Malone, Donna Karan, CK Be, Gucci Envy


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