Carly Rae Jepsen – “Last Christmas“ (Wham! Cover)

Tis the season! Carly Rae Jepsen is no stranger to Christmas songs — she even has a holiday original, “Mittens” (eugh, don’t click that link) — but with some newfound confidence and vision thanks to the resounding (artistic) success of E•MO•TION, she went into the studio last week after wrapping up her recent tour to record a cover of Wham!’s George Michael-penned Christmas standard “Last Christmas.” It’s not exactly a song that was begging for yet another version, but Jepsen does an admirable enough job with it. (Lots of sax!) It’s not an essential part of a holiday playlist, but if you want some CRJ to get you in the spirit, it’ll do! Check it out below.

“Last Christmas” is out now via School Boy/Interscope Records. More importantly, E•MO•TION exists and is perfect!