Last Christmas

Album: Music From The Edge Of Heaven (1984)
Charted: 1 4
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  • Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Once bitten and twice shy
    I keep my distance
    But you still catch my eye
    Tell me, baby
    Do you recognize me?
    Well, it's been a year
    It doesn't surprise me

    I wrapped it up and sent it
    With a note saying "I love you"
    I meant it
    Now I know what a fool I've been
    But if you kissed me now
    I know you'd fool me again

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Oh, oh, baby

    A crowded room
    Friends with tired eyes
    I'm hiding from you
    And your soul of ice
    My god, I thought you were someone to rely on
    Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

    A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart
    Now I've found a real love. You'll never fool me again

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
    I gave you my heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart
    Maybe next year I'll give it to someone...
    I'll give it to someone special

    Special
    Someone
    Someone
    I'll give it to someone...
    I'll give it to someone special

    Who give me something in return
    I'll give it to someone...
    Hold my heart and watch it burn
    I'll give it to someone...

    I'll give it to someone...
    I'll give it to someone special

    I thought you were here to stay
    How could you love me for a day
    I thought you were someone special

    Gave you my heart

    I'll give it to someone...
    I'll give it to someone...

    Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    You gave it away

    I'll give it to someone...
    I'll give it to someone... Writer/s: George Michael
    Publisher: DistroKid, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Chrisatopher Wenger from FloridaStudio engineer for "Last Christmas", Chris Porter stated the case was thrown out of court when a musicologist presented 60-odd songs from the past century that had a comparable chord sequence and melody of "Last Christmas". Wham! royalties from Last Christmas went to Ethiopian famine relief efforts as George wanted to be part of the Band-Aid tribute but could not because it was released the same time as "Last Christmas," a silent gesture similar to his proceeds from sales of Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, his 1991 live duet with Sir Elton John, that were donated to HIV and children's charities. Links of sources below:

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  • Mitchell from Liverpool, UkAfter over 36 years, Last Christmas has finally reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart, on New Year’s Day 2021. This makes it the longest time a song has taken to reach number one there, a record previously held by Tony Christie’s “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo”. The record previously held by Last Christmas (biggest selling single not to top the charts) passes on to Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”. Writing on Twitter, former Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley called it a “fitting tribute to George’s songwriting genius”.
  • Andrea from Australia Christmas just isn't Christmas without "Wham's" "Last Christmas ". I loved this beautiful yet sad unrequited love. I always get the chills and tears well up watching this poor man seeing a woman he is in love with; sharing a relationship with someone who is not him. He sits back whilst his heart is breaking.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhRIP to George Michael who passed away on Christmas morning at the age of 53.
    This song about a break-up resonates with many because it occurs at the inopportune time during the Christmas holiday. A break-up is bad enough, but the singer is saying, wow, just when I thought everything was going my way, and at a beautiful time of year, you dumped me; basically saying his lover is heartless to be so thoughtless. A lot of people have had a similar experience. George Michael's voice is easy to listen to, the song has a breeziness to it even tho it is about lost love and I think that is another reason people like it, sad but not depressing. The singer is hopeful to find someone new to love.
  • Mason from HereI'll comment!!
    Horrible song.
    Fake, plastic, sickeningly repetitious.
    Only mention of the season is the word 'Christmas.'
    Who hasn't given their heart away only for it to be given away the next day? Get over it.
    But it seems to keep the slavering public happy - hearing it 35 times a day on the radio.
    Well- I guess Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Taylor Swift will be up next.
    Thanks, IHeartRadio.
    Really..
    Thanks.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaEvery major artist makes at least one Christmas release. This one is pretty ordinary.
  • Martin from London, United KingdomDarren from Hull is correct. Last Christmas was NOT the first song to sell a million copies without reaching #1. Though Last Christmas IS the biggest selling single to not top the charts.
  • Darren from Hull, EnglandActually, Edward is wrong with his fact about this being the first ever song to sell a million copies in the UK without reaching number 1. That accolade goes to Stranger On The Shore by Acker Bilk which was in the charts for 55 weeks and only peaked at #2
  • Mike from Chicago, IlThis song is the best! It makes me a little sad to hear. I gave a girl my heart one Christmas and she gave it away the very next day just like this song.
  • Carrie from Roanoke, VaThis is such a great song. I can't believe no one else has commented on it. George Michael's voice is absolutely beautiful here, resonant and evocative. No one has ever sung a heartbreak song with more emotion. Just as the trivia says, the holiday season is only incidental to the storyline. The only significant part is that the break up occurred at Christmas time. Well, the bells do give it a holiday sound, but I don't care. I listen to it year round. During the holidays I can't go into a mall without hearing it. Not that I am complaining. It's a great standard. And I'd comfort George Michael any time of the year!
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