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"Last Christmas"
Last Christmaswham.jpg
Artwork for the original 1984 UK 7-inch vinyl single, also used for Australian and continental European releases[1][2]
Single by Wham!
from the album Music from the Edge of Heaven
Released3 December 1984
RecordedAugust 1984 – Advision Studios, London[3]
  • 4:27
  • 6:45 (Pudding mix)
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)George Michael
Wham! singles chronology
"Last Christmas"
"Everything She Wants"
Music video
"Last Christmas" on YouTube
Alternative cover
Artwork of the 1985 UK vinyl re-release, also used for subsequent vinyl and CD re-releases
Artwork of the 1985 UK vinyl re-release, also used for subsequent vinyl and CD re-releases

"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 number one in Slovenia and Sweden and number two in seven countries including Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway and United Kingdom. Wham! donated all of their royalties to the Ethiopian famine.[4]


"Last Christmas" had its beginnings in 1984, while George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley were visiting Michael’s parents on an ordinary Sunday. After having something to eat and while everyone was sitting together relaxing, Michael went unnoticeably upstairs for an hour or so. He allegedly came back downstairs all excited as if he was the king of fire burning down New York City. They went upstairs to Michael’s old bedroom where he had kept a keyboard to record sparks of inspiration and played Andrew the introduction and chorus melody to "Last Christmas", according to Ridgeley, it was a moment of wonder.[5]


The song was recorded in August 1984, at Advision Studios, London, England. George Michael had wrote, performed, produced and played every single instrument on the track. With a Linn 9000 drum machine, a "Brass" patch on/off/from a Roland Juno-60 synth and sleigh bells, they began recording the song in the summer. The only person who was in the studio was engineer Chris Porter and two assistants. According to Porter, lyrically "you’ve got the happiness of the rhythm track, but against that you’ve got the sadness of the unrequited love".[6]

Wham! (original) version[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Wham! already had two number one songs in the UK Singles Chart in 1984 and news that they were planning a Christmas single meant that a battle for the coveted Christmas number one spot in the UK seemed set to be between Wham! and the year's other big act, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who had achieved a third number one in early December with "The Power of Love". However, the Band Aid project helmed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, produced the number one single "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Wham!'s offering peaked at number two for much of the period, although George's involvement in Band Aid meant that Wham! still had an input. Wham! donated all of their "Last Christmas/Everything She Wants" royalties to the Ethiopian famine.[4]

In subsequent years, the song managed to reach the middle echelons of the UK Singles Chart on a regular basis (excluding 1985, 1986, 2016 and 2017, where the song reached the upper echelons of the chart):

  • 1985: Reached number 2 (13 weeks)
  • 1986: Reached number 6 (7 weeks)
  • 1989: Reached number 45 (4 weeks)
  • 2007: Reached number 14 (5 weeks)
  • 2008: Reached number 26 (5 weeks)
  • 2009: Reached number 34 (4 weeks)
  • 2010: Reached number 53 (4 weeks)
  • 2011: Reached number 26 (4 weeks)
  • 2012: Reached number 34 (4 weeks)
  • 2013: Reached number 36 (4 weeks)
  • 2014: Reached number 28 (3 weeks)
  • 2015: Reached number 18 (5 weeks)
  • 2016: Reached number 7 (5 weeks)
  • 2017: Reached number 2 (6 weeks)

"Last Christmas" has sold over 1.88 million copies as of January 2017 and is the biggest-selling single in UK chart history not to reach number one.[7]

In 2017 it was also the most-streamed single on Spotify in the UK on Christmas Eve (910,000) and Christmas Day with 1.35 million streams.[8][9] Between 29 December 2018 - 4 January 2019, "Last Christmas" reached number one in the Official Audio Streaming Chart.[10][11]

Other countries and territories[edit]

"Last Christmas" was originally released in two different formats in Japan: 7-inch and 12-inch ("Long version") with "Credit Card Baby" as their B-side. The former entered the top 20 of the Oricon Singles Chart peaking at No. 15, while the latter reached No. 47.[12] The single was reissued in 1993 on CD single in the country and peaked at No. 17, selling nearly 40,000 copies that week.[13] As a result of the success, "Last Christmas" is amongst the ten best-selling singles of all time released by a non-Japanese act, with total sales of 683,000 units.[14]

In 2009, the song re-entered the Spanish Lista de Canciones (singles chart) at number 9.

In Germany, the song is the most successful Christmas single of all time, having spent 129 weeks on the German Singles Chart and attained a peak position of number 4. It has charted every year since 1997.[15] In January 2008, the song fell from number 4 to number 64 there, also making it the biggest fall out of the top 10 on the singles chart.[16]

In the Netherlands, the song never reached number one, peaking at number 2 in January 1985 (behind Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?"). In the Dutch Singles Top 100 (one of three charts in the Netherlands that claims to be the "official" chart, but it's the only one that is not broadcast and remains unpublished except on its own official web page), the song has now entered on 16 different occasions, including every year since 2006. Its highest position after 1984 was number 5 (during the 2007 Christmas season).[17] In the Dutch Mega Top 50 (which was first published in 1993), the song re-appeared in 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008, and 2013.

In the United States, the song has also re-entered the Billboard Holiday Songs Chart on a regular basis. As of 25 November 2016, total US sales of the digital track stand at 751,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it 10th on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in US SoundScan history.[18] The song debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart dated 7 January 2017, after George Michael died.[19]

In December 2017, "Last Christmas" reached number one in the Swedish singles chart.[20] It was streamed 1.4 million times on Spotify in the same week.[21]

Music video[edit]

The video to "Last Christmas" shows Wham! members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley accompanying girlfriends to see friends at an unspecified ski resort: the cable-car that can be seen in two shots is from Saas-Fee, Switzerland. It becomes clear early on that the character of Ridgeley's girlfriend (played by model Kathy Hill) was previously in a relationship with Michael and that the song is aimed at her. She can easily be spotted throughout the video by the fact that she's usually wearing red, but everyone else is wearing more muted colors.

There is a brief flashback to "last Christmas", showing Michael's character presenting her with a jewelled brooch. In the present time, Ridgeley is wearing the brooch, suggesting that the girl gave the same gift (perhaps by regifting it) to her new love after she and Michael parted ways. When the girl wears the brooch from Michael's character, it is "right side up", and when Ridgeley's character wears it, he wears it "upside down". On numerous occasions, Michael presents a thoughtful expression, suggesting his conflicting emotions.

Her seeming indifference to Ridgeley's open displays of affection makes the viewer wonder if Ridgeley's heart is the next to be broken. However, at the end of the video, everyone leaves properly "paired off", so perhaps it is suggested that Michael has worked out his confusion and now realizes he is after all with the right girl.

The video also featured the duo's erstwhile backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, the boyfriend and future husband of Shirlie Holliman. The video also marks the last filmed appearance of a clean-shaven Michael, as he sported a beard in the video for "Everything She Wants", which he kept until his death in 2016.

As of October 2018, the music video has received over 345 million views on YouTube.[22]

Versions and mixes[edit]

The full original mix and vocal of "Last Christmas" has never been released in its entirety. In 1984 it was just two edits of the song that were released: one (the shorter of the two) on the regular (4:24) 7" format and the other (the longer of the two, though missing a verse) on the original (4:45) Japanese 12" and promotional Spanish 7". A remixed version with partly re-recorded and additional vocals was used for the regular 12" format and entitled the "Pudding Mix". When the single was re-released in 1985, an edited version of the Pudding Mix was used for the regular 7" and this version has been used on all subsequent re-releases. It is the 1985 7" version (the edit of the 1984 12" Pudding Mix) that is now the most common to find on "various artists" compilation albums (as well as George Michael's Twenty Five hits compilation) and the most widely known version. The full Pudding Mix has been featured on several compilations (including the Wham! hits compilation albums The Final and If You Were There (The Best of Wham)). The edits of the original 1984 recording are less widely available, although the longer version was used in early 1985 on the second regular 12" format of the "Last Christmas/Everything She Wants" double "A" sided single (once the latter started becoming the focus of promotion, following the end of the Christmas season) and has occasionally been used on "various artists" compilation albums. The shorter edit (as used on the original 7") has not been released since and therefore has never appeared on the compact disc format.

Track listings[edit]

Original 1984 release[edit]

First 7": Epic / GA 4949 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (Original 1984 7" mix) – 4:24
  2. "Everything She Wants" (Album version) – 5:07

First 12": Epic / TA 4949 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47
  2. "Everything She Wants" (Album version) – 5:07

Second 7": Epic / QA 4949 (UK)

  1. "Everything She Wants" (Remix) – 5:32
  2. "Last Christmas" (Original 1984 7" mix) – 4:24

Second 12": Epic / QTA 4949 (UK)

  1. "Everything She Wants" (12" remix) – 6:34
  2. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47

Note: "Last Christmas" and "Everything She Wants" were a double "A" side for these releases.
The second 7" and 12" were released in early 1985.
In some countries, the longer edit of "Last Christmas" from 1984 (duration listed as 4:34) was used on side two of the second 12".

1985 reissue[edit]

7": Epic / WHAM 1 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (1985 edit of Pudding mix) – 4:24
  2. "Blue (Armed with Love)" (Live in China) – 5:43

12": Epic / WHAM T1 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47
  2. "Blue (Armed with Love)" (Live in China) – 5:43
  3. "Everything She Wants" (Remix) – 5:31

1986 reissue[edit]

7": Epic / 650269 7 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (1985 edit of Pudding mix) – 4:24
  2. "Where Did Your Heart Go?" – 5:45

12": Epic / 650269 6 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47
  2. "Where Did Your Heart Go?" – 5:45

1988–89 reissues[edit]

7": Epic / EPC 653185 7 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (1985 edit of Pudding Mix) – 4:24
  2. "Everything She Wants" (Album version) [Mislabelled as "Recorded live in China"] – 5:07

12": Epic / EPC 653185 6 (UK)

  1. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47
  2. "Everything She Wants" (Album version) – 5:07

Note: The only difference between the 1988 and 1989 reissues is the text on the back of the record sleeves which reads "Christmas '88" and "Christmas '89" respectively.

Inclusion on 1991 single[edit]

12" (US and UK) "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (featuring Elton John)

  1. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Michael, John)
  2. "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright)
  3. "Last Christmas" (1985 edit of Pudding Mix) (Michael)

2007 reissue[edit]

7", 12", CD: Tent / PD45579

  1. "Last Christmas" (Remix) – 5:13
  2. "Everything She Wants" (Remix) – 6:01
  3. "Last Christmas" (Pudding mix) – 6:47
  4. "Everything She Wants" – 6:29

Charts and certifications[edit]

Plagiarism allegations[edit]

On behalf of the writers of the song "Can't Smile Without You" by The Carpenters, publishing company Dick James Music sued Michael for plagiarism in the mid-1980s, claiming that "Last Christmas" lifted its melody from the former. The case was dismissed.[66][67]

Whigfield version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Whigfield - Last Christmas.png
Single by Whigfield
from the album Whigfield and Whigfield II
Released3 December 1995
LabelVarious labels internationally
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)George Michael
Whigfield singles chronology
"Close to You"
"Last Christmas"
"Sexy Eyes"
Music video
"Last Christmas" on YouTube

In the UK, the following single planned after "Close to You" was "Big Time"; however, it was suggested that Whigfield should record a version of "Last Christmas" to go with the release of "Big Time", as a double A-side single. The single was also released as a double A-side single in Germany with "Close to You". In other countries, "Last Christmas" was released on its own with various remixes. The single reached number 21 in the UK, which was Whigfield's final release on Systematic Records. It also features on various Special Edition versions of her debut album Whigfield and also on Whigfield II. The EP was released on 10 November 1995 in Australia. A UK single was released on 3 December 1995.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Last Christmas" was directed by Italian director Giacomo De Simone.

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Last Christmas" (Major version)
  2. "Last Christmas" (Minor version)
  3. "Last Christmas" (Major Mild EQ version)
  4. "Last Christmas" (K David version)
  5. "Last Christmas" (David version)
  6. "Last Christmas" (MBRG version)
  7. "Last Christmas" (MBRG radio edit)


Chart (1995) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[68] 38
Denmark (IFPI)[69] 6
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 38
Europe Eurochart Hot 100 61
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[70] 12
Ireland (IRMA) 24
Netherlands (Tipparade)[71] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[72] 34
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[73] 21
Spain (AFYVE)[74] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[75] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 21

Billie Piper version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Single by Billie Piper
Songwriter(s)George Michael
  • Jim Marr
  • Wendy Page
Billie Piper singles chronology
"She Wants You"
"Last Christmas"
"Honey to the Bee"

Billie Piper originally recorded a cover of the song as a B-side of her single "She Wants You". It was released as CD single in limited areas of Europe, and did not chart in any country. The single was also released as a promotional vinyl single in the UK, limited to 500 copies and therefore could not chart there.

Track listings[edit]

European CD single
  1. "Last Christmas"
  2. "She Wants You" (album version)
  3. "She Wants You" (Sharp Ballrom Remix)
UK promo vinyl
  1. "Last Christmas" (edit)
  2. "She Wants You" (radio edit)

Jimmy Eat World version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Single by Jimmy Eat World
Released10 December 2001
GenreAlternative rock
LabelBetter Looking
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World singles chronology
"The Middle"
"Last Christmas"

"Last Christmas" was released as a single by Jimmy Eat World in 2001, following the band's breakthrough hit album Bleed American. The B-side was a cover of "Firestarter", by The Prodigy.

Track listing[edit]

1."Last Christmas" (Wham! cover)4:00
2."Firestarter" (The Prodigy cover)6:29

Hilary Duff[edit]

"Last Christmas" was covered by Hilary Duff as part of her debut album, Santa Claus Lane.


Chart (2011) Peak
South Korea (Gaon)[76] 133
Chart (2012) Peak
South Korea (Gaon)[77] 68

Ashley Tisdale[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Promotional single by Ashley Tisdale
  • 11 November 2006 (2006-11-11) (US radio)
  • 21 November 2006 (2006-11-21) (digital download)[78][79]
  • 3:55 (main version)
  • 3:39 (2007 radio edit)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)Mark Hammond

"Last Christmas" was recorded in 2006 for Warner Bros. Records by Ashley Tisdale. The song was released to US radios on 11 November 2006 and as a digital download on 21 November 2006. This song was the first single released by Ashley Tisdale in her deal with Warner Bros. Records and became her official first holiday single. Tisdale performed the single in 2007 on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Christmas in Rockefeller Center, and in 2009 in the Citadel Outlets of Los Angeles, California. The song was one of the B-sides on the European CD singles of Tisdale's first single "Be Good to Me" and Tisdale's second single "He Said She Said", from the album Headstrong.[80] The song has been included on several compilation albums, including A Very Special Christmas 7 and Disney Channel Holiday.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[79]
  1. "Last Christmas" (single version) – 3:55


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard Holiday/Seasonal Songs[81] 47

Crazy Frog[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Crazy Frog - Last Christmas.png
Single by Crazy Frog
from the album Crazy Frog Presents More Crazy Hits Ultimate Edition
ReleasedDecember 2006
LabelMinistry of Sound
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Crazy Frog singles chronology
"We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)"
"Last Christmas"
"Crazy Frog in the House (Knightrider)"

"Last Christmas" was covered in 2006 by Crazy Frog and released as a Christmas single. In Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and France, "Last Christmas" was released 12 months before in other countries.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Last Christmas" (radio edit)
  2. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
  3. "Last Christmas" (club mix)
  4. "Nellie the Elephant"
  5. "Last Christmas" (video)


Chart (2006) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[82] 30
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[82] 19
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[82] 6
Dutch Singles Chart[82] 48
French Singles Chart[82] 19
Irish Singles Chart[83] 16
New Zealand Singles Chart[82] 19
UK Singles Chart[83] 16

Cascada version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Cascada - Last Christmas.png
Single by Cascada
from the album It's Christmas Time
Released21 November 2007
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Cascada singles chronology
"Ready for Love"
"Last Christmas"
"What Hurts the Most"

"Last Christmas" was recorded in 2007 by Cascada. It was released on iTunes in November 2007. The single had only a digital release but six days later, it was released on the single "What Hurts the Most" which was the first single from their second album.

In the UK, despite it being a B-side track, the song is regularly played throughout music channels during the festive season. The two official music videos got more than 60 million views on YouTube combined.

It was released as part of their Christmas album, It's Christmas Time.

iTunes download
  • "Last Christmas" – 3:52


Chart (2007) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[84] 83
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[85] 63
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[86] 111*
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[87] 22

* Based on downloads alone, but did chart at number 10, as it was the B-side to "What Hurts the Most".

Alcazar version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Single by Alcazar
from the album Disco Defenders – Special Edition
Released20 November 2009
FormatDigital download
LabelLove No Limit
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Alcazar singles chronology
"From Brazil with Love"
"Last Christmas"

The song was covered by Alcazar from Sweden as the sixth single to be released from their third studio album Disco Defenders, released in 2009. The single was only released digitally in Germany. It was included as a bonus track on the Swedish special edition version of Disco Defenders, released on 18 November 2009.[88]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[89]

  1. "Last Christmas"
  2. "One Two Three Four"

Joe McElderry version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Single by Joe McElderry
from the album Classic Christmas
Released4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
RecordedOctober 2011
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Joe McElderry singles chronology
"There's a Place for Us"
"Last Christmas"
"Here's What I Believe"
Music video
"Last Christmas" on YouTube

British singer Joe McElderry covered the song in 2011. This version was released as a single on 19 December 2011,[90] an EP was also released digitally in Ireland on 4 November 2011, and in the UK on 7 November 2011. Joe McElderry's version is taken from his third studio album, Classic Christmas, released 28 November 2011. 7th Heaven Remix & Production have done a remix for the song.

A short music video was made using footage which was filmed for the Classic Christmas's album advertising, it features McElderry outside in the snow, collecting logs and taking them to a large house preparing for a Christmas party, a similar video was made for McElderry's version of "O Come All Ye Faithful". The advert and both videos were directed by Steve Lucker.[91]

Track listings[edit]

EP 1[92]

  1. "Last Christmas" – 4:18
  2. "Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)" – 3:07
  3. "Silent Night" – 3:28

7th Heaven Remixes[93]

  1. "Last Christmas" (7th Heaven Remix) – 6:54
  2. "Last Christmas" (7th Heaven Remix Edit) – 3:47

Ariana Grande version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Ariana Grande - Last Christmas (Official Single Cover).png
Single by Ariana Grande
from the album Christmas Kisses
Released19 November 2013 (2013-11-19)
FormatDigital download
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"Right There"
"Last Christmas"
"Love Is Everything"

"Last Christmas" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande. The song serves as the lead single from Grande's Christmas Kisses EP. It was released on 19 November 2013 in the iTunes Store.[94]


Grande's cover draws primarily from pop music, contemporary R&B, and Soul and also includes newly-written lyrics in place of some of the originals.[95][96] The verses have been described as "bouncier" than the original melody.[95]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[94]
  1. "Last Christmas" – 3:24


Chart (2013–17) Peak
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[97] 73
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[98] 59
South Korea International Chart (Gaon)[99] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[100] 92
US Billboard Hot 100[101] 96
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[102] 26
US Holiday 100 (Billboard)[103] 32
US Holiday Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[104] 1
US Holiday Streaming Songs (Billboard)[105] 22

Carly Rae Jepsen version[edit]

"Last Christmas"
Carly Rae Jepsen - Last Christmas single cover.jpg
Single by Carly Rae Jepsen
Released20 November 2015 (2015-11-20)
FormatDigital download
RecordedNovember 2015[106]
Songwriter(s)George Michael
Producer(s)Ben Romans
Carly Rae Jepsen singles chronology
"Your Type"
"Last Christmas"
"It Takes Two"

"Last Christmas" was covered by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen in 2015 and was released to digital retailers on 20 November 2015 through 604 Records (in Canada) and Interscope Records and School Boy Records (internationally).[107][108] Jepsen's rendition was praised by critics for combining stylistic elements similar to the original with modern production.[109]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single[108]

  1. "Last Christmas" – 3:32

Critical reception[edit]

Bianca Gracie of Idolator described the song as "quintessential Carly" for highlighting Jepsen's unique vocals and synth production and wrote that her cover will "charm your... socks off."[110] Nolan Feeney of Time echoed those sentiments, noting that "Last Christmas" is "the kind of brokenhearted yet warm and sweet song [Jepsen] excels at."[111] Jackson McHenry of Vulture applauded Jepsen for her straightforward approach to the song and avoiding the "vocal gymnastics" that bog down some Christmas covers.[112]

A more critical review came from music blog Popcrush, who deemed the cover overproduced. "The slick production is a disservice to both Carly’s vocals and the original’s emotional heft," writes Samanth Vincenty.[113]

Live performances[edit]

Jepsen performed the song live at the annual NBC television special Christmas in Rockefeller Center, which aired on 2 December 2015.[114] She also performed the song on the episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden airing on 16 December 2015.[115]


Chart (2015–16) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[116] 21
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[117] 40
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[118] 100
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[119] 80
US Holiday Digital Songs (Billboard)[120] 43

Other cover versions[edit]


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