14) Last Christmas – Wham! (1984). On the double A-side with “Everything She Wants,” Last Christmas was written and produced by George Michael. Similar to the group Band Aid, Wham donated all of their “Last Christmas/Everything She Wants” royalties to the Ethiopian famine relief. The song became the biggest selling single in UK chart history not to reach #1; and in Germany, the song became the most successful Christmas single of all time, spending 104 weeks on the German singles chart.
Christmas Carol Cage Match: Wham! and Jimmy Eat World ponder what happened “Last Christmas” Every December, there seems to be only a handful of holiday songs, but a multitude of versions of each. This year, we’re throwing down in a Christmas Carol Cage Match to decide the definitive version of some of the most common seasonal cuts. Two of our writers will make a case for either side, but we’re leaving it up to you to decide the winner in our online poll. Check Twitter tomorrow f..