Last Christmas

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About Last Christmas

"Last Christmas" is a song by English pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in December 1984, on a double A-side with "Everything She Wants". It was written and produced by George Michael, and has been covered by many artists since its original release. The song reached No. 1 in Denmark, Slovenia, and Sweden and No. 2 in nine countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, New Zealand and United Kingdom. Wham! donated all of their royalties to the Ethiopian famine. In a UK-wide poll in December 2012, it was voted eighth on the ITV television special The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song. It was the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century in the UK until it was overtaken by "Fairytale of New York" in 2015. 


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Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me, baby
Do you recognize me?
Well, it's been a year
It doesn't surprise me
(Merry Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying, "I love you," I meant it
Now, I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now
I know you'd fool me again

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you, and your soul of ice
My god, I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore me apart
Now, I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore him apart
Maybe next year I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone special

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Wham!

Wham! were a British musical duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s. They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with a lesser known American band. more »

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Written by: George Michael

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"Last Christmas" was released by British pop band Wham! on December 3, 1984.
Member Composition
Wham! was a duo consisting of members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
Song Composition
George Michael wrote, produced, and played every single instrument on the track.
Chart Success
Despite its popularity, "Last Christmas" never reached No. 1 on the UK Chart. It was kept from the top spot by Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas".
Commercial Success
The song has sold over 2 million copies and is one of the most played Christmas songs every year.
Music Video
The music video was the last time George Michael was seen without a beard. It famously featured George and Andrew along with their girlfriends having a Christmas party in the snow.
Cultural Impact
"Last Christmas" has been covered by countless artists since its release, in various languages, making it an enduring holiday classic worldwide.
Record
In 2018, it was recognized by the Guinness World Records for being the highest-charting holiday song on the US Hot 100 by a solo artist.
Posthumous Achievement
Although George Michael passed away on Christmas day in 2016, "Last Christmas" achieved its first UK No. 1 in 2021, a testament to its enduring popularity.
Movie Connection
In 2019, a holiday romantic-comedy movie by the same name was released, which was inspired by the song and featured music by George Michael and Wham!.
Artwork
The original cover artwork for the single featured a gift box containing a heart, a reference to the song's central theme.
B-Side Song
"Last Christmas" was actually the double A-side with "Everything She Wants" in the UK. It often got overlooked despite being a significant hit in its own right.

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