George Michael was enjoying a spectacular run of hits when "One More Try" topped the American chart. After scoring three #1 US hits with his group Wham!, his 1987 debut solo album Faith
was a blockbuster. The title track spent four weeks at #1 (longer than any other song in 1987), and the next single, "Father Figure
," stayed for two. The next single was "One More Try," which was another huge hit, perched at the top spot for three weeks. The follow-up was "Monkey," which also rose to the top, this time for two weeks.