The Brit pop duo Wham! decided to get into the holiday spirit in the mid 1980s with their contribution to the season with Last Christmas.
Released as a B side single with the song Everything She Wants from the 1984 album Music from the Edge of Heaven, Last Christmas was written by George Michael.
The dance/synth/pop song was released on December 10, 1984, hoping to get number one, but became the number two hit of the holiday period after Do They Know its Christmas by Band Aid.
The song also came with a distinct music video showing the band members, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, with their girlfriends at a ski resort. But its soon clear that Andrew’s girlfriend had been George’s girlfriend, the previous Christmas.
For lovers of the ’80s sound and Christmas, this song fits the bill – and also showcases a clean shaved George Michael. And for those pop playlists wanting to go non-traditional, this song has become a regular addition every December.