Because I’m lazy, I have decided to reuse some old material instead of writing a new blog post to accompany this cover. I wrote a piece on this song a few years ago and my feelings have not changed. If anything, I feel even more strongly about how this song is pretty much a giant kick in the nuts for anyone who has ever fucked someone up…especially during Christmas.
Posted December 24th, 2012
I love Wham! I know I’m throwing the word ‘love’ around like it means nothing, but I LOVE Wham! I love that there is an inclusion of an exclamation mark at the end of their name. I love that they are so 80’s. And I love that George Michael is in it. Now, George Michael, I REALLY love. LOVE! I remember during the whole controversy surrounding his rendezvous in public toilets, and the criticism that he got from that act, people were all, “that’s so wrong!” I thought to myself, “You know what…he can do whatever he wants because he was in Wham! Were you in Wham!? NO? I didn’t think so…”
Last Christmas, despite the crescendo of chimes and jingle bells, is not a Christmas song. In a nutshell, it’s a giant f**k you to a cheating wh**e-of-an-ex…
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special”
You bloody beauty! This brilliant song is like the anthem for anyone that has even been dumped or cheated on during Christmas. To give you a better picture of what this song means to me…picture a giant middle finger adorned with some tinsel and twinkling Christmas lights, waving back and forth in front of an ex’s face, as if to say, “Suck on that!”. Epic.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!!