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Wham's Last Christmas Covers

Updated on December 30, 2010

The song that seems to be on everyone's Christmas music playlist.

Did you know that 80s music duo Wham!'s 1984 hit song Last Christmas has nearly 400 covers at last count? No, really! Through the years, various musicians have been recording remakes of the George Michael-penned song.

Ready to hear some of those 400 versions? Come and go on a Last Christmas cover listening spree with me!

First things first: Last Christmas by Wham! (1984) - Listen to the original version of the ubiquitous song.

Last Christmas is a song by British pop duo Wham! that was released on Epic Records in 1984 on a double A-side with Everything She Wants. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years as you will hear in a while.

But first, the song. Sing along now, you know you want to.

Tell me the truth. Don't be shy now.

So, is Last Christmas on your holiday playlist?

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Buy the reissue of Last Christmas by Wham - Get a copy of the album for posterity.

Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
Last Christmas / Everything She Wants

Reissue from 1992, 'Last Christmas' is backed with the 'Pudding Mix' of the title track & the duo's 1985 #1 smash 'Everything She Wants'. Epic.

 

Punk and rock covers of Last Christmas - Hear Last Christmas like you never did before

Here are Last Christmas covers by punk rock and alternative musicians. Listen to George Michael's Christmas love ballad like you never did before!

* Last Christmas - The Final

* Last Christmas - 3 Feet Smaller

* Last Christmas - Dexter Freebish

* Last Christmas - Travis

* Last Christmas - Busted

The following CDs contain Last Christmas rock covers - If you'd rather buy the music in CD form.

XMAS! The Beatmas
XMAS! The Beatmas

Find Rubber Band's version in this album.

 

Last Christmas covers by female pop vocalists - Last Christmas covered by your favorite girl singers

These covers by today's top female singers run close to the original but each vocalist lens something different to the song. Compare their versions and then tell me below who you think interpreted it best.

* Last Christmas - Carrie Underwood

* Last Christmas - Hilary Duff

* Last Christmas - Taylor Swift

* Last Christmas - Ashley Tisdale

* Last Christmas - Kimberley Locke

Buy CDs containing Last Christmas covers by top female music artists - If you'd rather get the tracks in CD form.

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection

Find Taylor Swift's version in this album.

 
Disney Channel Holiday
Disney Channel Holiday

Find Ashley Tisdale's version in this album.

 
Santa Claus Lane
Santa Claus Lane

Find Hillary Duff's version in this album.

 
The Cheetah Girls: A Cheetah-licious Christmas
The Cheetah Girls: A Cheetah-licious Christmas

Find The Cheetah Girls' version in this album.

 

Alternative & Indie Rock Covers of Last Christmas - Grittier versions of Wham!'s popular Christmas song

Here are some more Last Christmas covers by alternative rock bands. The same song, only fortified with extra grit.

* Last Christmas - Coldplay

* Last Christmas - Darren Hayes (Savage Garden)

* Last Christmas - Ordinary Boys

* Last Christmas - Metro Station

* Last Christmas - Manic Street Preachers

Buy CDs that have alternative rock covers of Last Christmas - If you prefer the music on a CD

A Rosie Christmas
A Rosie Christmas

Find Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden)'s version in this album.

 
Christmas With the Three Degrees
Christmas With the Three Degrees

Find The Three Degrees' version in this album.

 

Eurodance and Electronica Covers of Last Christmas - Last Christmas covers that will get you on the dance floor.

Groove to the pulsating beats of these electronic dance versions of Wham!'s hit song.

* Last Christmas - Whigfield

* Last Christmas - Caramelle

* Last Christmas - Jimmy Eat World

* Last Christmas - Cascada

* Last Christmas - Crazy Frog

Buy CDs of dance and electronica Last Christmas versions - Find trance and dance covers of Last Christmas in the following albums

Music From the O.C. Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah
Music From the O.C. Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah

Find Jimmy Eat World's version in this album.

 
Taxi Christmas
Taxi Christmas

Find The Tamlin's version in this album.

 
Last Christmas/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Last Christmas/We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Find Crazy Frog's version in this album.

 
Big Time/ Last Christmas
Big Time/ Last Christmas

Find Whigfield's version in this album.

 

R&B and Hip-hop cover versions of Last Christmas - Wind down with soulful R&B versions of the classic Wham! hit.

Chill out with the soothing vocal harmonies on the following remakes of Last Christmas by r&b and hip-hop artists, yo.

* Last Christmas - NSYNC

* Last Christmas - Human Nature

* Last Christmas - Soulmade

* Last Christmas - Rap All Stars

* Last Christmas - Keshia Chiante

More R&B versions of Last Christmas can be found in these CDs - Complete your collection of Last Christmas covers!

Happy Christmas Party
Happy Christmas Party

Find Soul Made's version in this album.

 
DJ / Stop 2
DJ / Stop 2

Find Jamelia's version in this album.

 
Last Christmas
Last Christmas

Find Rap Allstars' version in this album.

 

And finally, Last Christmas covers by musicians from all over - The popular 80s Christmas song has been covered endlessly from Korea to Norway

The appeal of this song was not lost to musicians from around the world. Hear Last Christmas versions by K-Pop, J-Pop, and European artists.

* Last Christmas - 2PM (Korea)

* Last Christmas - BoA (Korea)

* Last Christmas - Erlend Oye (Norway)

* Last Christmas - Foxxi Misq (Japan)

* Last Christmas - The BossHoss (Germany)

* Last Christmas - Dalida (Egypt)

* Last Christmas - F.I.R. (Taiwan)

* Last Christmas - Sammi Cheng (Hong Kong)

* Last Christmas - Rumblefish (Korea)

* Last Christmas - Sailor Mars aka Michie Tomizawa (Japan)

Make your own cover of Last Christmas - Learn how to play the song.

Why not make your own Last Christmas cover? Study the basics first and then embellish as you go along. Make sure your version stands out from the over 400 other covers, alright?

First, learn how to play the song.

Chords used:

D [x 0 0 2 3 2]

Bm [x 2 4 4 3 2]

Em [0 2 2 0 0 0]

A [0 0 2 2 2 0]

More on Tab Power

Now learn how to sing it!

Last Christmas

Chorus:

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

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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus 2x]

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart

A man under cover buy you tore him apart

Maybe next year I'll give it to someone

I'll give it to someone special.

Did you know that Last Christmas had that many cover versions? Who knew, right! Let me know what you think of the song and this lens.

Is Last Christmas on your holiday party playlist? - I would love to know. (Don't be shy!)

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      chandrudaniel 6 years ago

      good lens

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      chocsie 6 years ago

      wow, awesome lens! honestly didn't think this song had THAT many covers. but yes, its on my playlist. the original, that is. i haven't really heard many covers, but the original has to beat the rest!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      No! No... don't make me! Please..... argh! My kid is always playing some Ashley Tisdale version. This is extreme torture. It's enough to make someone go into hibernation over the holidays.

      Fun lens though!