Pop veteran George Michael knows why his comeback single AMAZING failed to top the British charts - the accompanying video was too boring.

The former WHAM singer, 40, was hoping to score his twelfth British number one and is reportedly furious the track only managed to reach number four - and blames the unimaginative promo for putting fans off the single.

A source tells Britain's DAILY STAR tabloid, "George prides himself on imaginative videos to compliment his songs, but in Amazing he looked exactly the same as he did in '87 when FAITH was released.

"It's as if they've remade the Faith video for '04. "

However, there was also some good news for Michael - his first album in eight years, PATIENCE, bagged the top spot in the British album chart after selling 275,000 copies in its first week (ends26MAR04).

31/03/2004 13:47