4Ever Songs: Wham! ‘Last Christmas’

Recorded in August 1984 at London’s Advision Studios, the song was written and produced by George Michael, who was 21 at the time. He also played every instrument on it, a one-man project, with not even bandmate Andrew Ridgely allowed to interfere.

Wham! came in at number two, and the duo donated all profits from the double A-side to the aid efforts in Ethiopia. The song is the best-selling UK single never to reach number one, with over two million copies sold. It returns to the charts every year, especially after George’s tragic death on Christmas Day 2016.

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