Here Are the Lyrics to Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'

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Wham! perform at Wembley Stadium in London on June 28, 1986.

English pop duo Wham! released "Last Christmas" in 1984. Written and produced by George Michael, the song has become one of the biggest Christmas favorites due to its upbeat rhythm and synth sounds. During its recording session in London, Michael, who died on Christmas Day in 2016, produced the sounds of all the instruments himself, including a drum machine, a synth and sleigh bells.

Through the song features a somewhat cheery rhythm, it tells the story of unrequited love and heartbreak. The matching music video features members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley going to a ski resort with their girlfriends. Through a series of montage shots, it's revealed that Ridgeley's girlfriend was previously with Michael's character, which explains the lyrics "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart/ But the very next day, you gave it away."

Check out the throwback music video and lyrics to "Last Christmas" below.

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, it 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)

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 under cover but you tore me apart, ooh-hoo
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
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)

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart (I gave you my heart)
A man under cover 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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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Written by: George Michael