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Summer Camp – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

A few years back we heard Summer Camp’s cover of the Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping,” and they mashed up modern Christmas standards from Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey last year. Now they’ve taken on another relatively latter day addition to the holiday canon, covering the Wham! single “Last Christmas.” Listen below, and be careful who you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013 - 11:18 am

The xx – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is one of the all-time great cheesed-out holiday songs, but it’s got a simple, heart-heavy longing at its core, and so maybe it’s not such a shock that the xx would consider it worthy cover material. At a recent session in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the xx recorded a characteristically stripped-back,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012 - 9:46 am

MMJ: NYC’s Coolest Cover Band Last Week

My Morning Jacket ended their five-night residency at New York’s Terminal 5 on Saturday night. In addition to playing their albums and new material, the band also indulged in a few covers, like this appropriately sax-filled cover of Wham!’s “Careless Whisper,” Prince’s “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man,” and Elton John’s “Rocket… More »

By: jessica / October 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm

OldStand: Melody Maker, April 11, 1987

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like.

It’s spring, 1987, and Melody Maker checks in with The Cure on the eve of Kiss Me (x3). The band is at the height of its power… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Wham! To Reform?

So much punctuation we can barely contain ourselves! The year in reunions marches on. AllHeadlineNews reports:Sources say that George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley are going to reform Wham!.

The ’80s pop duo, whose hits include “Club Tropicana” and “I’m Your Man,” are reportedly planning to fly out to the U.S. this summer to start… More »

By: Stereogum / February 5, 2007 - 12:42 pm

That Was The Best Christmas Song Ever!

‘Tis the season to say “’tis the season” too much. ‘Tis also the season to reflect on the year that was, eat too much, see family, and get nostalgic with your favorite holiday tunes. But since we’re all about superlatives around here, we wanna know: What are the greatest Xmas songs of all time? Well,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 8, 2006 - 8:06 pm

Wham! Are! Back!

You read that right (if you haven’t read it already). Well, they’re “back” for a one-off Christmas concert in London’s Wembley Arena — and it was Georgie’s idea! Fancy that, George being desperate. Michael is in so much trouble these days, you’d think his next step would be rehab. But making nice with Andrew Ridgeley… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 11, 2006 - 2:41 pm

Attack Of The Eighties Cover Songs

Stereogum listens so you don’t have to.

For Love Songs (out 9/12), ex-NKOTB Jordan Knight puts has-been spin on Phil Collins (“One More Night”), Wham! (“Careless Whisper”), and Foreigner (“Waiting For a Girl Like You”). You can stream that last one at MySpace. Jordan’s bio explains:I think I leaned toward things like George Michael’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2006 - 11:27 am

George Michael Calls Off Wedding

The pop singer and his longtime lover Kenny Goss are now “reassessing their relationship” since news of Michael’s recent hit sex scandal (his first since ’98!).

The best part about George Michael’s mutual fondling with some dude lurking in the bushes in Hampstead Heath? He’s unemployed, 58-year-old Norman Kirtland, and he says ridiculous things. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 25, 2006 - 12:07 pm

Guilt-Free Indie XMas

So many great indie rock Christmas mixes from The Cool Kids™ this month. You’re probably drowning in Sufjan carols, roasting chestnuts by an Arcade Fire, etc…

But if you wanna be nice (Santa doesn’t give Nanos to naughty bloggers) here are free holiday sounds from bands we like:

Hem – “Have Yourself AMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 20, 2005 - 12:36 am

Chrismukkah With The Long Winters

I’ve never seen an episode of The O.C.. Jessica says I’m crazy, but now that the show’s not opposite West Wing maybe I’ll start watching. I’m aware it has cool soundtrack music.

Is it too early for Christmas songs? The following cut is from The O.C.: Mix 3 (Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah). The… More »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2004 - 8:40 am