Heaven Help Me (Deon Estus)
#5 on the US Hot 100
Deon Estus had played bass for Wham! and George Michael which helps explain why George co-wrote this song and provides backing vocals. Although this was Deon’s biggest hit he had two others from his Spell album. The title track was big on the Adult Contemporary chart and the album’s first single – Me Or the Rumors – was a dance smash.
Fun fact: Deon is his second name, first name is Jefferey. You can see why he used Deon – Jefferey Estus is practically a tongue twister.
The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.