Wham! – Last Christmas
Dear friends, for us Dinosaurs of the 80s, Christmas undoubtedly reminds us of George Michael. Not only because with this fantastic song he has been leading us to Christmas for more than 30 years, but also because he left us exactly in the evening of December 25, 2016, therefore connecting himself forever to the Christmas day.
“Last Christmas” is the perfect Christmas song. George and Andrew went to visit George’s parents in a summer afternoon, and Andrew watched a football match on the TV with George’s father. George went upstairs in his childhood bedroom, and quickly wrote the song. And he later played all instruments and recorded it almost by himself; Andrew also had a fundamental role: when he first heard the song, he commented “It’s a wonder!” 🙂
The song did not reach number 1; in the same days, in fact, Band Aid released “Do they know it’s Christmas“, featuring George Michael as well, and the team behind Band Aid was fairly too strong. So this hit achieved the result of becoming the most successful hit ever which did not reach number 1 in the charts.
The video is a masterpiece too; whenever I see it I appreciate more details! Andrew’s girlfriend, the black haired girl, was George’s girlfriend the previous year. He gifted her with a jewelled brooch, and now the brooch is upside down on Andrew’s suit! She recycled it! 🙂 The video is fantastic, it obviously features Wham!’s additional voices Pepsi and Shirlie, and also Spandau Ballet’s bass player Martin Kemp, who was Shirlie’s boyfriend at the time… and stil today is her beloved husband!
That’s why “Last Christmas” is the perfect Christmas song of the 80s! Merry Christmas, Dinosaurs!!!
A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you, and your soul of ice
I thought you were someone to rely on
Me, I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
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