This was the second single released by Wham!; the exclamation mark is optional; the brackets are not! Composed solely by George Michael, and overtly commercial, it was recorded with ABC producer Steve Brown.
Michael's biographer Rob Jovanovic said the song is about "death by matrimony," which is in fact the last line of the chorus. It was written from experience, and described old school friends marrying and setting down roots while Michael and Ridgeley were still having fun. This was rather presumptuous as the two were not yet twenty years old when it was released, in any case, Michael spent much of the next few years struggling with his sexuality, and in April 1998, when he was thirty-five years old, he "outed" himself publicly as homosexual in an incident he "celebrated" in the song "Outside