Last week, I admitted that in my head, Christmas plus 80s videos equals Christmas At Ground Zero. Here’s a much nicer alternative to celebrate the holiday season 80s-style.
Wham!, the two-man musical group of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, released Last Christmas in 1984. Michael wrote and produced the song, and the group donated its royalties to the Ethiopian famine relief effort. The song was a huge international success, hitting #2 in the UK and #3 in Australia, but only reached #40 on the US Billboard chart.
This is a lovely example of the production values typical in mid-80s videos for successful recording artists. According to Wikipedia, it also marks the last time that Michael was filmed without the short beard he soon affected. Merry Christmas, everybody!