Ariana Grande has opted to put a thoroughly modern R&B spin on Wham!'s holiday staple "Last Christmas" as the first entry in her Christmas song release series. Listen below:
The iconic refrain of "Last Christmas" remains in Grande's update, with some crackling percussion injected into the chorus for good measure by the Rascals and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. However, Grande bookends the hook with some fresh lyrics about holiday heartache: "What you did last December, you left my heart a mess/Boy, you blew it, how could you do it?" she wonders.