Last Christmas back at Number 1

Wham! have returned to Number 1 in the UK for the second time this year with Last Christmas.

Despite missing out on last week’s coveted Official Christmas Number 1 single to LadBaby’s Food Aid, Andrew Ridgeley and the late, great George Michael have performed a fantastic rebound, with their Christmas classic now the last Number 1 single of 2022. 

Last Christmas rockets back to the top spot with over 79,000 combined chart units. It is also once again the UK’s most-streamed track of the week (18 million streams).

Source: Official Charts

Last Christmas returns to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart in UK

Wham! have returned to Number 1 in the UK with their classic track Last Christmas.  

Andrew Ridgeley and the late, great George Michael once again reach the summit of the Official Singles Chart, boasting 11.4 million streams, making Last Christmas the most-streamed in the UK this week. 

Originally released in 1984, Last Christmas once held the record for the best-selling single never to have hit Number 1 in the UK; famously kept at Number 2 by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? it first went to Number 1 on New Year’s Day 2021, at the time breaking a chart record for the longest time a track has taken to top the Singles Chart. 

This is Last Christmas’s second stint at Number 1, and Wham!’s fifth Number 1 single overall. 

Source: Official Charts


George Michael has 20 songs in Smooth’s All Time Top 500

After receiving more votes than ever before for Britain’s Biggest Music Countdown, George Michael topped the chart with Careless Whisper. This is the third year in a row for the late singer, and fourth year in total, having also topped the 2017 countdown.

Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Careless Whisper was released 37 years ago. It reached the number one spot in 25 countries. In total, George Michael has 20 songs in Smooth’s All Time Top 500, confirming his place as the nation’s most popular artist of all time.

Yioda Panayiotou and Chris Organ, on behalf of the George Michael team:

“We are once again bowled over to hear the amazing news that, for the third year running, Careless Whisper has been voted number one in Smooth’s All Time Top 500, in 2021. To know that George’s music continues to be loved by his fans and Lovelies all over the world means everything to us, as it would have done to George.”

Source: Smooth Radio