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Non-crappy version of Wham!'s "Last Christmas"?
December 20, 2009 5:46 PM   Subscribe

Sometime last week I heard a remake of "Last Christmas" by Wham! and, unlike most versions of the song, I didn't hate it. It was played on 99.1 CBC Radio in Toronto. Please help me find out who is behind this remake!

This version had mellow instrumentals (no pop beat, no synths) and a female singer. She had pretty vocals that weren't too overdone and sounded a bit like Emily Haines from Metric or a non-raspy-voiced Feist.

I have already perused the wiki and last-christmas.com and the list of remakes is just too overwhelming to go through each one.

The remake is NOT by any of the following:
- Ashley Tisdale
- Taylor Swift
- Hilary Duff
- Cascada
- Alcazars
- Billie Piper
- Atomic Kitten

This has been bothering me for days.. any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
posted by anekona to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I bet it was the Glee version.
posted by oinopaponton at 5:47 PM on December 20, 2009


It was probably Ohbijou. I remember hearing their cover last weekend on CBC's Go and thinking how much more I liked it than any other version I've heard.
posted by sanitycheck at 6:17 PM on December 20, 2009


I bet it was the Sarge version. No?
posted by Joey Bagels at 6:19 PM on December 20, 2009


Oh, and you can grab a free mps of the Ohbijou version here.
posted by sanitycheck at 6:20 PM on December 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Argh, a free *mp3*...
posted by sanitycheck at 6:22 PM on December 20, 2009


The Ohbijou version is it.. thanks muchly! I'm very happy to discover the leads are Filipina and hail from Toronto.
posted by anekona at 6:36 PM on December 20, 2009


Not really answering the question, but may I also recommend James Dean Bradfield's version?
posted by gene_machine at 3:15 AM on December 21, 2009


Yes, you may.. great version as well. Love the Manic Street Preachers.
posted by anekona at 8:02 AM on December 21, 2009


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