Tuesday, December 15, 2020

12 Songs of Christmas, Day 8

Wham!'s "Last Christmas" was released in 1984, at the height of the British pop duo's popularity. The song was popular for a couple of years around Christmastime, but eventually faded away to seemingly join nearly every other holiday original by popular music acts in the dustbin of history.

But then twenty years later it started to become big again; although it had been covered a handful of times in the interim, "Last Christmas" was suddenly cool again, and by this point has practically become a holiday standard!

Last year Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding starred in a movie of the same title that prominently featured the song (as well as other Wham! and George Michael songs). At the end, the Mother of Dragons herself performs the song; this YouTube clip is not the abridged performance that appeared in the movie, but a full version that was edited together.


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