Jack’s Xmas Music Box: Wham! – Last Christmas

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Jack's Xmas Music Box : Wham! - Last Christmas

Hi Guys!

In today’s extra special festive edition of Jack’s Music Box, we are going to be taking a look at Wham’s Christmas classic: Last Christmas!

About the Artist

George Michael and Andrew Ridgely originally formed Wham! in Watford in 1981. They decided on the name ‘Wham!’ because they felt it best represented the energy possessed by the duo. In 1982 Wham! were offered a record deal with Innervision records. They released their first single Wham Rap (enjoy what you do) that same year. Their performance of the song Young Guns (Go for it) on top of the pops (a british music televison show) gained them a large following from teenage girls. By the end of 1983 Wham! were one of the top pop acts in the UK.

By 1984 the duo began to move away from their fun-loving party-animal image and began writing more mature songs such as Careless Whisper and Freedom. 

In December 1984 the band released the double A side Last Christmas/Everything She Wants which became the highest selling single to ever peak an No. 2 on the UK charts. 

The band would have continued success over the next few years embarking on a lengthy world tour and appearing at Live Aid in 1985. 

In 1986 the band broke up as George Michael wished to focus more on creating more adult orientated songs and to shed his image as a teenage icon. 

About the Song

The song was written in George Michael’s childhood bedroom while the duo were visiting Michael’s parents. 

Last Christmas was released in December 1984. Unfortunately the song did not reach number 1 in the UK, however over the years has become one of the most played Christmas songs in the world. 

 

Take a listen to the song here:

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The Lyrics

Let’s take a look at the lyrics: 

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

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

Merry Christmas

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

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

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

Oh, oh, baby

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

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

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

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
I gave you my heart
A man under cover, but you tore him apart
Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone—
I’ll give it to someone special

Special
Someone
Someone
I’ll give it to someone—
I’ll give it to someone special

Who give me something in return
I’ll give it to someone—
Hold my heart and watch it burn
I’ll give it to someone—

I’ll give it to someone—
I’ll give it to someone special

I thought you were here to stay
How could you love me for a day
I thought you were someone special

Gave you my heart

I’ll give it to someone—
I’ll give it to someone—

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
You gave it away

I’ll give it to someone—
I’ll give it to someone—

Interesting Vocabulary

  • Tears – Liquid which drips from ones eyes when they cry.
  • Heart – A vital organ which pumps blood around the body.
  • Bitten – To hold some thing with your mouth or jaw.
  • Shy – Timid
  • Note – A small piece of paper

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