Coverafbeelding Wham! / George Michael & Andrew Ridgely - Last Christmas// Everything She Wants - Re

Wham! / George Michael & Andrew Ridgely

Last Christmas// Everything She Wants - Remix ((1984)) / Last Christmas ((1997))

  • Statistieken
  •   13 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   341 punten
  •   1984

Artiestinformatie

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Populair duo bestaande uit George Michael en Andrew Ridgeley. Opgericht in 1981 en tot 1986 enorm succesvol.

In 1982 scoren ze in de Top 40 hun eerste hit met Young Guns (Go For It). Hierna volgt een reeks van vele hits waarvan de singles Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go en The Edge Of Heaven de top van de Top 40 halen. In 1984 scoort George solo met de single Careless Whisper. In 1986 bereikt ook A Different Corner de top van de hitparade. De single Last Christmas, die in 1984 verschijnt, is een van de best verkochte kerstplaten en is ieder jaar tijdens de kerstperiode veel te horen.

In 1986 maakt de band bekend te stoppen op het hoogtepunt en geeft een spetterend afscheidsconcert in het Wembleystadion in Londen. Andrew en George gaan beiden solo verder, maar alleen George is succesvol geworden.

Songtekst

LAST CHRISTMAS:

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 (You gave it away)
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special (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, iIt doesn't surprise me

Happy Christmas

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 (You gave it away)
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special (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 (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 undercover, but you tore me apart
Ooh ooh
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 (You gave it away)
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special (Special)

Last Christmas I gave you my heart (Gave you my heart)
But the very next day you gave it away (You gave me away)
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special (Special)

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart (Gave you my heart)
A man undercover, but you tore him apart
Maybe next year
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special (Special)

Someone

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EVERYTHING SHE WANTS:

Somebody told me
For everything she wants is everything she sees
I guess I must have loved you
Because I said you were the perfect girl for me, baby
And now I'm six months older
And everything you are and everything you see
Is out of reach, not good enough
I don't know what the hell you want from me, oh

Somebody tell me (Won't you tell me)
Why I work so hard for you (Give you money, work to give you money)
Ooh

Some people work for a living
Some people work for fun, girl, I just work for you
They told me marriage was a give and take
Well, you show me you can take, you've got some givin' to do
And now you tell me that your having my baby
I'll tell you that I'm happy if you want me to
But one step further and my back will break
If my best isn't good enough and how can it be good enough for two

I can't work any harder than I do

Somebody tell me (Won't you tell me)
Why I work so hard for you (Give you money, work to give you money)
Ooh

Why do I do the things I do
I'd tell you if I knew
My God, I don't even think that I love you

Won't you tell me
Give you money, work to give you money
Ooh

Tell me
Tell me

How could you settle for a boy like me
When all I can see is the end of the week
All the things we sign and the things we buy
Ain't gonna keep us together, it's just a matter of time

My situation never changes
Walking in and out of that door
Like a stranger, full of wages
I give you all, you say you want more

And all I could see was the end of the week
All the things we sign and the things we buy
Ain't gonna keep us together
Girl, it's just a matter of time

Just a matter of time

Somebody tell me (Won't you tell me)
Somebody, why I work so hard for you (Give you money)
Oh, to give you money
Ooh

Somebody tell me (Won't you tell me)
Why I work so hard for you (Give you money)
Oh, to give you money
Ooh

Somebody tell me (Won't you tell me)

Songinformatie

In de eerste weken van deze release stond in de Top 40 alleen Last Christmas genoteerd. Op 12 januari 1985 gebeurde er iets opmerkelijks in de Top 40: naast Last Christmas stond ook Everything She Wants genoteerd.
Dit valt te verklaren uit het feit dat kerst voorbij was en Last Christmas dus eigenlijk ook. Er verscheen echter op het label Epic nóg een single van Wham! op de markt, ditmaal met Last Christmas op de B-kant, terwijl op de A-kant een remixversie van Everything She Wants stond, de oorspronkelijke titel op de B-kant van de eerste Last Christmassingle.
De oorspronkelijke B-kant (Everything She Wants dus) duurde 5:07 (de albumversie). De remixversie van het nummer duurde volgens de single 5:31.
Om het hitlijstverloop niet te verstoren, stonden beide singles zodoende op één positie genoteerd.
Last Christmas stond aan het begin van 1985 twee weken op de nummer 2-positie en werd van de eerste plaats weggehouden door Band Aids liefdadigheidssingle Do They Know It's Christmas?

De gegevens van de twee singles van Wham!:
Epic A 4949: Last Christmas/ Everything She Wants
Epic A 4973: Everything She Wants - Remix/ Last Christmas

In 1997 keerde Last Christmas terug in de hitparade, nu echter niet als Wham! (het duo was reeds in 1986 uit elkaar gegaan), maar als George Michael & Andrew Ridgely. Dit keer kwam de single niet verder dan nummer 21.

Er zat nog een staartje aan Last Christmas: het nummer werd in 2005 gecoverd door Crazy Frog en belandde daardoor (als B-kant) nogmaals in de hitparade. In deze versie (video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rZtIipew8) piekte het lied op nummer 31.
ArtiestWham!
 A-kant
Titel Last Christmas// Everything She Wants - Remix / Last Christmas
Lengte 00:04:24
Componist(en) George Michael
Producer(s) George Michael
 B-kant
Titel Everything She Wants// Last Christmas
Componist(en) George Michael
Producer(s) George Michael
Platenlabel Epic
Catalogusnr EPCA 4949// EPCA 4973 / EPC 653185 2


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