If only we could drive our Jeep Wrangler up a snowy mountain to spend a whole ski trip weekend with Wham! Hanging Christmas ornaments, getting in snow ball fights, planning a weird Birthday party/Christmas dinner and stealing glances at George Michael’s heavenly brows across the table. Our Christmas wish is to live in the original music video for “Last Christmas.”
The 1984 classic is a standby for anyone going solo this holiday season. It’s the perfect mix of heartbreak and festive celebration. It’s also endured through the years as a favorite for artists to cover!
Check out our five favorite covers of this Wham! classic, and let us know who we missed in the comments!
Ariana Grande - Last Christmas (2019)
Ari brings an awesome funk to the track. The original is far more melodic and evenly paced. In Grande's cover, there's more energy and more Christmas cheer.
Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas (2001)
For anyone that was ever asking for punk rock version of the Wham! classic, you're welcome. Jimmy delivers with guitar solos and some otherworldly synth.
Crazy Frog - Last Christmas (2006)
In case you forgot, there was a period in the mid-2000's when people actively sought to be entertained by "Crazy Frog," a Swedish CGI-animated character who constantly screams "ring." Also, why is Santa being held captive in his own house during this music video?
Gwen Stefani - Last Christmas (2017)
Gwen throws down some Country vibes with her take on the 1984 classic. It makes you think Blake Shelton had a hand in writing this poppy version.
Taylor Swift - Last Christmas (2007)
Remember when Taylor Swift was a Country music artist? Neither do we! But it's always nice to hear how Tay morphed from a young, soft spoken artist, to pop superstar.