10 Artists You Forgot Covered Wham
In 1984, British pop duo Wham! released Last Christmas, a song that would be featured in countless movies and TV shows for decades to come. According to Official Charts , the holiday tune is the biggest-selling song never to get to Number 1, with 1.8 million copies sold.
Musicians such as Taylor Swift and Hilary Duff have famously tackled the hit — though neither of those artists have released their version on either Spotify or YouTube — but what about all the amazing covers that've also dropped over the years? Grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, relax, and listen to these fantastic covers of everyone's favorite Christmas jam.
- Ariana Grande https://open.spotify.com/track/5xDrO9DEDJGUQGfyoHvgDJ
During her Nickelodeon days, Ari released a four-song Christmas EP , including Last Christmas and a Santa Baby duet with her Victorious co-star, Elizabeth Gillies .
- Ashley Tisdale https://open.spotify.com/track/2xaIDPWSc9IofcokGi85TP
Tisdale's cover turns 10 this year, and she performed it during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade back in 2007.
- Jimmy Eat World https://open.spotify.com/track/5v12mzbouFVXKFVaULrQ6Q
Jimmy Eat World released their cover as a single 15 years ago, and we haven't stopped playing it every December since.
- The Cheetah Girls https://open.spotify.com/track/6oCnVi1U6cQDLm5tRDZByw
Following the first Cheetah Girls film, the squad — sans Raven-Symoné — released a Christmas album appropriately titled Cheetah-licious Christmas . And you know what? It IS in fact cheetah-licious.
- Carly Rae Jepsen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wk6pKKi0vE
Covering the tune just last year, Jepsen slowed down the mildly fast-paced Christmas jam. Wham! should really call her, maybe.
- Metro Station https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlyktSaH4y4
The band recorded the song and a music video in 2011, the latter showcasing different areas in Great Britain.
- Glee cast https://open.spotify.com/track/4vHb7FSiLF1llpDilBKn6W
On Season 2's Christmas episode, Rachel ( Lea Michele ) and Finn ( Cory Monteith ) briefly cover the song while shopping for a Christmas tree. The rest of the New Directions join in on the recorded album version.
- Hawk Nelson https://open.spotify.com/track/18cX9axtBJXDf5h4K6ggRV
The Christian rock band's cover was featured on Happy Christmas Vol. 4 in 2005.
- Cascada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds6oTHYmqRc
The group behind Everytime We Touch released their version in 2007, along with a music video — which currently has over 40 million views.
- Crazy Frog https://open.spotify.com/track/6qwTvgZyWPynMeuUKieaJd
Whoa whoa whoa. You mean to tell me Crazy Frog has more songs than just Axel F??