Wham! - Last Christmas

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  1. Ag

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    What does Moopy think of this seasonal classic?

    Obviously GM timed his death perfectly to solidify this as the UK second Xmas fave behind Mariah, but ahead of the Pogues.



    I do find the lyrics a little baffling. Who finds love on Christmas Day?
     
  2. Rita

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    I gave it an 7 but I am sick to death of it like most of the other Christmas songs. If I never hear it again it will be too soon.
     
  3. octophone

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    It's a carefully calculated piece of festive slush that was another entry in one of the most co-ordinated and successful career plans the music industry has ever witnessed.
     
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  4. Sheena

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    I still haven't heard it this year!
     
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  5. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    However, I have to say, "most co-ordinated career plan the music industry has ever witnessed"? I don't agree with that at all! Wham! were two normal but good looking kids with brilliant songs, an amazing vocalist and who happened to launch around the same time as music video became a big thing. It never felt calculated at ALL...
     
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  6. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Ooh it it AWFUL but I LIKE IT

    Last CHRISTMAS
    I GEV you my HEART
     
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    I've always felt that George always knew exactly what he was doing from a very early stage, the only real glitch being the label problems with Innervision. The journey through the original "bad boy" image through to the major label pop songs, launching his solo career while Wham was still going, the big Christmas hit (which, because he had such a high profile feature on Band Aid, wasn't really spoiled by circumstance) and their premature end felt very planned out. I absolutely feel that GM himself was behind it all - I don't think anyone was pulling the strings but "Last Christmas" was very much a deliberate run at writing and recording a Christmas No. 1 from the sleigh bells in the percussion tracks, the tinkly keyboard sounds and the fact that Christmas is almost incidental to the lyrics. And of course, the snow-set video which was probably just a skiing holiday.
     
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    One of my absolute favourite songs. Timeless. The covers are endless but this is by far the best version. Although no-one should ever listen to the single edit, the Pudding Mix is the superior version.
     
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    Oh I disagree with that. It’s well known that George was notoriously shy as a teenager and Andrew was pretty much there as his friend for support. The solo career launch seemed like the natural progression of George gaining his confidence.
     
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    I'm not sick of this song and I can't imagine being. It's simply a member of that rarefied club of songs whose sheer brilliance easily overrides popularity and overexposure. The sadness of the lyrics and the contrasting warmth of the production - it's that delicate melancholy not too many artists can pull off. An easy 11.
     
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    I love it and it's about 1000000 better than All I fucking I want for fucking Christmas is fucking you.
     
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    I always thought this was the Die Hard of Christmas songs. Sure the events happen at Christmas but is it a Christmas song?
     
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    It's a classic. I like it but have never loved it.
     
  14. Ag

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    They've polished up the video and it's kinda weird.



    I'm so used to seeing it all blurry. It's a revelation to see the 80s in crisp detail.
     
  15. Ag

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    Seriously this is a bit weird.
     
  16. octophone

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    I'll tell you what I've just noticed - that Xmas pudding Ridgley brings in is far too small to give all those people a decent portion. Stingy cunt.
     
  17. Ag

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    There are several similar elements. I think I only saw a four pack of beers going in and a small pile of wood. There may have been more of course. Mind you I'm not sure a video of them unloading the car would stick in the collective memory.
     
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    the plates!
     
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    Second only to Fairytale of New York. Absolute banger.
     
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    Oh that’s WOOD. I thought it was a vast amount of TOBLERONES.
     
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    i had a moment to this on the radio two days ago.

    i'm not sure if it was cos i remembered he was dead or i was thinking about my misery last christmas, but it was tres sad
     
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    It's ubiquitous to the point where I never deliberately seek it out, but I did take the time to listen to it in a fluke radio-listening accident in the car when sensibly changing CDs at the traffic lights and squeezed as much out of the deceptively bitter lyrics as the otherwise syrupy sentiment would allow. I really do love George's voice and Waiting For That Day is actually the one I added to my prestigious December 2019 playlist, but for better or worse this is the sound of daydreaming in the queue at Argos and who doesn't want to get lost in a moment there?
     
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    I voted 4 as that's how many times I've been #Whamageddon'd so far
     
  24. Mats

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    as I grow older I seem to warm to this nonsense more :(
     
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  25. Shirley

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    I don't recognise that video at all

    All the MYSTERY is GONE
     
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    I got Whamageddon'd on the 3rd last year and on the 4th this year.

    I don;t mind tho' as it's a decent enough tune.
     
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