Last Christmas (WHAM!)
As 1984 drew to a close it seemed the coveted UK Christmas Number One spot would be a battle between two red hot bands – WHAM! and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The latter group released ballad The Power of Love and even filmed a nativity themed video for it. WHAM! sweetened their release by putting Last Christmas on a double A-side with Everything She Wants, the fourth single from their album Make It Big. Ultimately it was charity record Do They Know It’s Christmas that took the top spot, keeping WHAM! at #2. George Michael sang on the Band Aid single so he did actually end up on the #1 song.
Fun fact: With 1.77 million copies sold Last Christmas holds the UK record for best selling single not to go to #1.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.