A Christmas classic, it is a hit song by British duo Wham!, written by George Michael. Last Christmas It was placed this Christmas week on Number 1 on the official assassination list From the United Kingdom Nearly 40 years after its release in 1984, and despite accompanying Christmas for decades, it has never managed to top the list behind it this year. You are Christmas to me, By Sam Ryder, and in third place is the perfect classic, All I want for Christmas is youBy Mariah Carey, as reported by The Official Charts Company, the data compiler. Despite its popularity, it is… This is the first time since its release that a song written by George Michael has reached number one During Christmas week, a date he received in January 2021.
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Last Christmas Written by Michael in his bedroom in February 1984 It talks about the separation of love. “There was a football match on TV and suddenly he jumped up and went upstairs where he had a little studio,” explained Andrew Ridgeley, Michael's legendary Wham partner. “About an hour later, he came back and said ‘Andy, Andy, you have to hear this.’ It was very clear that it had all the makings of a Christmas classic. “It was a wonderful moment.”
George Michael had hoped to top the music charts during Christmas week in the UK, a long-awaited feat, but it never happened. The singer, who coincidentally died on Christmas Day 2016 the year the theme song was released, was fired She doesn't know it's Christmas?From Band Aid, a project aimed at raising money for the famine in Ethiopia in which he himself participated. During this Christmas week, The song has been streamed 13.3 million times, Which made him reach first place in the world rankings. “It's great” to achieve this milestone, Ridgley said. He also admitted that George Michael always wanted the song to top the Christmas charts. “He felt that any great composer should be able to write a Christmas song. Unfortunately, it's too late for George, but he will be very happy,” he said.
In a social media post shared on Friday by the official account of Wham! And on the official charts account, Ridgley was seen reacting to the news, saying in a video: “George would be mad, after all these years, to finally get the top spot for Christmas. “Mission accomplished,” Ridgley added. And that Michael wrote the song with the aim of achieving this achievement.
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