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Written by: George Michael
Date: 1984

This article is about the song. For the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special, see Last Christmas (Doctor Who)

Last Christmas is a Christmas song by British pop duo Wham! and was released in 1984. Originally written and produced by George Michael, it has been covered by many artists since its original release.

Wham! had been a dominant force in the UK Singles Chart in 1984 and news that they were planning a Christmas single meant that a battle for the coveted Christmas number one spot in the UK seemed set to be between Wham! and the year's other big act, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who had achieved a third number one in early December with "The Power of Love". The Band Aid project helmed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, however, produced the number one single "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Wham!'s offering peaked at number two for much of the period, although George's involvement in Band Aid meant that Wham! still had an input. Wham! subsequently topped the monies raised by Band Aid by donating all of their "Last Christmas/Everything She Wants" royalties to the Ethiopian famine appeal.

Lyrics

(Chorus 2 times)
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 recognise me?
Well, it's been a year it doesn't surprise me
(Merry 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 kiss me now
I know you'd fool me again

(Chorus 2 times)

Oh, oh, baby

A crowed 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-hoo
Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

(Chorus 2 times)

A face on a lover with a fire in his 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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