Wham's Last Christmas Covers
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?
Buy the reissue of Last Christmas by Wham - Get a copy of the album for posterity.
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.
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.
Find Taylor Swift's version in this album.
Find Ashley Tisdale's version in this album.
Find Hillary Duff's version in this album.
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
Find Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden)'s version in this album.
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
Find Jimmy Eat World's version in this album.
Find The Tamlin's version in this album.
Find Crazy Frog's version in this album.
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
Find Jamelia's version in this album.
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.
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Now learn how to sing it!
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
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
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.