10 Best Versions Of 'Last Christmas'

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"Last Christmas" is a Christmas staple for these of us who could be feeling a bit heartbroken across the holidays. Written by Wham! in 1984, the observe didn't chart on Billboard's Hot 100 till January 2017, shortly after George Michael's passing in December 2016. Now, the observe simply hit the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 for the primary time (on the chart dated Dec. 15).

There are dozens of covers of "Last Christmas" from numerous artists over the previous few many years. From the unique Wham! model to Robyn's reside efficiency, take a hearken to one of the best variations beneath.

Wham! (1984)

The authentic model of “Last Christmas” by Wham! is a melancholy '80s bop that equally captures heartbreak and Christmas cheer. The clean voices of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley will take you on a chill vacation journey that can make you are feeling a bit unhappy, however hopeful.

Jimmy Eat World (2001)

Jimmy Eat World’s cowl of “Last Christmas” is a pop punk observe that carries the proper quantity of angst. The band’s sound works extraordinarily effectively with the vibe of the unique, giving it a totally new aesthetic that can win over the hearts of different music followers.

Hilary Duff (2002)

Hilary Duff’s tackle “Last Christmas” is a pure pop gem. Hers is a straightforward rendition of the unique tune, with a powerful drum opening adopted by the singer’s soothing voice.

Cascada (2007)

Cascada’s digital dance sound meshes completely with the unique “Last Christmas,” and it’s assured to get you off your ft. If you’re in search of a Christmas tune that sounds such as you’re partying in a Christmas-themed rave, look no additional than this cowl.

Taylor Swift (2009)

Taylor Swift’s nation pop tackle “Last Christmas” is a nostalgic journey for OG followers of the artist. The cowl showcases her vocal capabilities with upbeat instrumentals that precisely seize the sensation of heartbreak that Swift is a grasp at expressing.

Glee Cast (2010)

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith’s lovable duet of “Last Christmas” wholeheartedly preserves the gloomy, however optimistic spirit of the unique observe. Throughout the quilt, the duo is accompanied by enjoyable vocals from different members of the Glee forged, whereas Michele and Monteith showcase their highly effective voices.

Ariana Grande (2013)

Ariana Grande’s cowl of “Last Christmas” is filled with rhythm, robust vocals, and authentic verses. The solely factor the unique model of the tune and this cowl have in widespread is the refrain, however Grande’s creative decisions breathe new life in a observe that has been lined dozens of occasions.

Carly Rae Jepsen (2015)

Fans of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion will likely be completely happy to know that her cowl of “Last Christmas” has an identical sound to the album. Jepsen’s model of the tune can greatest be described as the proper mix of her type with the unique’s.

Good Charlotte (2017)

As part of their three-track vacation rock album A GC Christmas, Pt. 1, Good Charlotte’s cowl of “Last Christmas” is a particular standout. The band’s model of the tune looks like an improved model of Jimmy Eat World’s, however each are wonderful.

Robyn (2018)

Robyn’s current reside efficiency of “Last Christmas” is the proper reminder of how distinctive her voice and elegance is. The pop icon's transferring acoustic cowl of the tune totally embraces the melancholy of Wham's! authentic, and it wants its personal single ASAP.