May 21, 2019

Last Christmas Finally Reached the Billboard Hot 100

written by lastchristmaswha
in category George Michael

Wham!’s Last Christmas that first released in 1984 reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, No. 34 on the chart dated Dec. 15, 2018.

The song, “Last Christmas” was written and produced by the Wham’s George Michael. On the Holiday 100 chart ranking holiday songs of all eras, “Last Christmas” placed at No. 7 in December, 2018.


Why didn’t Last Christmas Reached the Billboard Hot 100 until 2016?
Wham!’s classic Christmas song, Last Christmas appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 2016 when George Michael passed away on that Christmas Day, reaching No. 41. People often wonder why it didn’t chart on the Hot 100 upon its original release. The reasons are that Wham!’s Last Christmas was not then available as a commercial single in the U.S., and was ineligible for the Billboard Hot 100, although the song was released elsewhere in the world and charted in other countries such as UK, Japan and Australia. Surprisingly, Last Christmas by Wham was finally releases as a physical single in the U.S. on the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day in 2014 as a 12-inch vinyl single in red and green in honor of its 30th anniversary.

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