It is hard to believe that Wham!’s “Last Christmas” was recorded over 26 years ago! And over the years, many artists and celebrities have covered the now Christmas classic song. See all the versions and vote on your favorite!
Wham!’s Original Song
This might be one of my favorite videos for the song. It really makes me want to go back into the 80′s and hang out on the slopes with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Michael[/lastfm]‘s friends. Plus, it looks like George and his love interest then fought over the hair spray for a long time while shooting the music video. 2.5 million views on YouTube.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cascada[/lastfm]‘s version of the song gives it an upbeat dance/electronic energy to the slow song to the point where you wanna fist pump your way through the song. The video cracks me up because her model ex-boyfriend doesn’t match up in appearance in her scrapbook, and all the photos are from catalogs and not really pictures of him. She could have done better than dancing in front of a green screen, but her party she’s throwing is kinda rockin’. My friends all say I look like her ex at the end of the music video, and I would agree…but he kind of creeps me out with the lick smack to her. 13.6 million views on YouTube.
There wasn’t even a music video for this song, so I used a lip-synched version of the song. It was pretty painful listening to the whole song as an adult, but I would think young kids would love Ashley Tisdale’s pop version of the song, especially if they were High School Musical fans. Not a fan of this version, but she does have some good stage presence. 119,0o0 YouTube Views
“Last Christmas” gets a country twist with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]‘s version. There isn’t a music video for this one either, but it seems like a bunch of her fans love the hit by how many views just this one video has on YouTube. The song is pretty good, and it sounds different with the guitars and twangy notes. It just goes to show you that Taylor can sing pretty much anything and the song will become a hit. 3.3 Million views on YouTube.
This is probably my favorite version of the song. I’ve never heard of this group before, but I love their acoustic, stripped down version of the song. There isn’t a music video for this song as well, but no need…the song is too incredible for one. And I have probably given this video all 2,700 views of the song on YouTube too.
I’ve only seen a couple episodes of Glee, but this week’s episode had the leading couple singing “Last Christmas” to each other. She doesn’t even care about picking out a Christmas tree or helping out her “ex” boyfriend. Her only thoughts is to try and harmonize with him. I do like their attempt at the song somewhat, but it isn’t a memorable one like other Glee songs I’ve heard before. 1,000 views on YouTube.
I was surprised that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Crazy Frog[/lastfm] even covered this song! The computer animated “Annoying Thing” is jamming out with his random “Ding Dings!” and “Dong Dongs!” with the song sounding like Cascada’s version. The video is pretty good as he tries to save Santa from being locked up in a villain’s basement. 10.1 Million views on YouTube.
What is YOUR favorite version of the song? Let us know in the poll and comment section below!